Richard Slansky

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Rick J. Slansky, a dedicated husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend, passed at Vassar Hospital on Mar. 14 at 10:17 p.m. He was 69 years old.

Born in the Bronx on Apr. 3, 1953, to Thelma and Norman Slansky, after attending college to receive his master’s degree in English, Rick decided to take a different path in life and eventually became a manager for Stop & Shop, where he worked for more than 35 years.

Rick was his wife Debbie’s wing man as they both volunteered their video talent for more than 20 years to the Mamaroneck Fire Department, Mamaroneck Police Department, Mamaroneck Historical Society, Westchester Jewish Community Services, Mamaroneck Methodist Church and LMC TV. Rick also followed and documented his wife’s travels as a professional clown all over the East Coast and Las Vegas.

Rick’s joy came from his beloved dogs, the New York Mets, the Knicks and spending his vacation with his wife of 43 years in Wildwood, N.J. Rick was an extraordinary and compassionate friend who loved going out to breakfast

and Renegades games with them. Rick’s love for Debbie shined like a

glorious rainbow over the world.

Rick is survived through his loving wife, Debbie; his four children, Kelly and her husband, William, Victoria Lee and her husband, Craig, Jon and his wife, Shaun Marie, and Michael and his wife, Quincy; grandchildren George, Alyssa, Peter and Gabi; his brother, Paul, and his wife, Liz; and niece Grace.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to the

Great Pyrenees dog rescue at or donations can be mailed to National Great Pyrenees Rescue, Inc., P.O. Box 86, Nanuet, N.Y. 10954.

Arrangements were under the direction Beecher Flooks Funeral Home in Pleasantville. Please leave condolences online at

Funeral services were held at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Pleasantville on Mar. 18 followed by a reception.

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