In Memoriam


Robert C. (HardRock) Slaght

(1933 - 2004)





Robert C. (HardRock) Slaght

NORTH HORNELL - Robert C. "Hardrock" Slaght, 71, of 11 Maplewood Ave., passed away unexpectedly Sunday (Dec. 26, 2004) at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.

Born in Hornell Oct. 3, 1933, the son of Charles and Ida Lounsberry Slaght, he had resided all his life in Hornell. He was a graduate of Hornell High School, class of 1953, and had been employed as a machinist and welder for the former Erie and Erie Lackawanna railroads, General Electric, and the former Morrison Knudsen in Hornell. Hardrock was an avid hunter, and a former member of the NRA. He enjoyed yard work, spending time at the OTB office in Hornell, and playing cards, especially Euchre.

He was predeceased by his parents, an infant daughter, and one brother, Dewey Slaght.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Nary Slaght, whom he married Sept. 4, 1954; two daughters, Donna (Richard) Bacon of Hornell, and Linda (Michael) Barnes of Andover; three sons, Michael Slaght of Hornell, Raymond (Val) Slaght of North Nornell, and Jay (Ellen) Slaght of Hornell; one sister, Evalena Slaght of Hornell, and two brothers, Charles Slaght of Rochester, and Thomas (Sandy) Slaght of Elmira; 10 grandchildren, John Bacon, Steve Bacon, Joe Bacon, Amanda Barnes, Shelley Barnes, Susan Slaght, Brandon Slaght, Ryan Slaght, Jake Slaght and Angela Slaght; six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

The family will be present to receive friends at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell, on Wednesday (Dec. 29) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday (Dec. 30) at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. David Kilgore officiating.