George Sliter: Obituary and Memorial Services

Memorial services will be held in Redwood City this Sunday, Nov. 11.


By the Sliter Family

Dr. George Earl Sliter, loving husband, father, grandfather and respected community member, was found deceased on Nov. 6, 2012 after going missing at a church retreat in Aptos, Calif.

He was born June 25, 1938, to parents George Clement Sliter and Annabel Whelpley Sliter in New York City. He was raised by his father and attended Cardinal Hays Catholic High School and served as an altar boy. He graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Civil Engineering and went on to complete his Doctorate in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

He and his first wife, Valerie Felice raised four sons in California, where he took a job with the Stanford Research Institute and later the Electric Power Research Institute. He went on to marry his current wife, Kathleen Sliter in 1979 and raised his fifth son and only daughter.

After retiring in 2005, George became an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City and took up a variety of interests, including mathematics tutoring for underserved youth in his community. His passion for learning through play has given students locally and afar a new perspective on math and education.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Fraser Sliter of Redwood City; his son, Ray Sliter of Palo Alto, Calif.; his son, Troy and wife, Julie Sliter, and his grandchildren, Quinn and Violet, all of Portland Ore.; his son, Neil Sliter of Albuquerque N.M.; his son, George Christian and wife, Monika Sliter, and granddaughter, Zoey of Madison, Wis.; his son, Alden and wife, Mariah Sliter of Santa Barbara, Calif.; his daughter, Lauren Sliter of Oakland, Calif.; his sister, Enid Columbus; his sister, Kim and brother-in-law, Tony Zirilli; his brother, Tom Daddio; and his brother, Bill and sister-in-law, Marilyn Bock.

Memorial Services

A public memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City, 2124 Brewster Ave.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Redwood City Education Foundation.  The family also requests that people honor George’s commitment to creating a better community by volunteering a few hours in a way that enriches the community.  


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