John Crawford Slater, age 82, of West Haven, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 in CT Hospice. He was born on August 23, 1930 in New Haven to the late John and Amanda Petronella Slater. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War and retired from Marlin Fire Arms, where he had been employed as a polisher. Mr. Slater is survived by his loving wife Anne Dolan Myers Slater, stepchildren Judith Ann Myers of West Haven, Susan Myers and her husband Mike of Watertown, Thomas Myers and his wife Mary Ellen of West Haven, William Myers and his wife Karen and Timothy Myers all of Milford, sister Mary Hoch of Simsbury and Charlotte Lamb of North Haven, fifteen step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren. Besides his parents, he is also predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Calling hours are Friday, February 8, 2013 from 4 to 7pm at the Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home, 135 N. Broad St., Milford. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 9th at 9:30am in St. Peter\u2019s Church. Interment will follow in Kings Highway Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John Slater\u2019s Memory to Connecticut Hospice 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT 06405. To leave condolences or for directions, please visit our website @ www.georgejsmithandson.com.