George Slover

13 Mar 2020 | 02:51

George Slover of Mt. Hope, a retired firefighter for the City of Newburgh after 20 years of service, entered into rest on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at home. He was 78.

The son of Lawrence Slover and Dorothy Villa Slover, he was born on July 1, 1941, in Newburgh.

He was the former owner for more than 25 years of Johnny Brand Glass Shop in Newburgh. His hobbies included dirt bike racing, building street rods and attending various car shows with friends Bob V. and Bob R. He was a current member of the Orange County Antique Car Club.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carole Lempka Slover; daughter Kelli Slover; so, Kevin Slover and companion Laurel Eisma; five grandchildren: Page and Kassidy Slover; Dominic, Maeleen and Shane Slover-Prudhomme; sister Beverly Vierra and husband Frank; brother-in-law Daniel Lempka and wife Sabina; Kasey and Bailey; along with many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held March 15 at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 22 Glenmere Ave., Florida.

Future services and burial of cremains will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the City of Newburgh Firefighters Benevolent Association, PO Box 1513, Newburgh, NY 12551; to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

The family would like to give “Special Thanks” to Charlotte and Harry Rotolo for their caring and support, and a thank you to nurse Sherry Pawley and Dr. Manuel Perry, nurse Anne Marie and nursing staff at Oncology CRHC and ORMC.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the T.S. Purta Funeral Home. To send a condolence online, please go to