George W. Slayton, 85, of Penn Yan, formerly of Bath, died Saturday June 24, 2017 at the VAMC.

Calling hours will be held at LaMarche Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to  12:30 p.m. July 6  Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. at the Bath National Cemetery with military honors. Luncheon to follow at Hammondsport Legion.

He was born in Avoca Nov. 28, 1931 to Elwin and Evelyn Slayton.

He served active duty in the Army from 1954 - 1956 and remained in the Reserves until 1962.

He had many jobs in his lifetime, including ownership of a bowling alley in Arizona.  He also served as Deputy Sheriff for Steuben County and worked at the jail. George loved to be outside working. He took to mowing lawns for others, doing eight to nine lawns just last year.

George was predeceased by his sisters, Joyce, Angelo, and Elnora Lewis; and his brother, Jack Slayton.

Surviving is his wife Laura (Northrup) Slayton; two sons, Tim Slayton and Edward Morse; three daughters, Mary (Liz) Chapman, Dorothy Dowing, Barbara Paula; step-son, Robert Northrop; brother, Gerald (Noreen) Slayton; sisters, Marjorie Fox and Betty Ann Tabory; grandchildren, Amber, Cody, Robert, Catherine, and Alec.