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Cecil L. "Sonny" Slee

Born: Sun., Nov. 11, 1945
Died: Thu., May 20, 2021


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., May 24, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., May 24, 2021
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., May 25, 2021
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.

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Cecil L. "Sonny" Slee Jr., 75, of Buffalo Township, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2021, peacefully, at Butler Memorial Hospital. Sonny was born Nov. 11, 1945, in Natrona Heights, a son of the late Melvena Louise (Lerch) and Cecil L. Slee Sr. He served in the Army in the Vietnam War. After the war, Sonny came home and took a job as a coal miner with the BCNR Coal Mine in Russellton. After the coal mine closed, Sonny worked at Penn United in Saxonburg and at Austin Bleech Co. in Mars. He retired in 2005. Sonny was a member of the American Legion Post No. 683 in Cabot. He enjoyed collecting and working on John Deere and Snapper tractors. He was an avid bingo player and enjoyed his time with all his "Bingo" friends. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family, his nieces and nephews, and especially his grandchildren. Sonny is survived by his wife of 43 years, Karen S. (Garvin) Slee; five children, Robert Slee, of Coaling, Ala., Kevin Slee, of Meridian, Pa., Lisa Pennington, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Holly Slee, of Buffalo Township, and Cecil and Brandy Slee, of Buffalo Township; 10 grand and nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his three sisters, Martha Davis, of Maryland, Carole and Charles Kelley, of Saxonburg, and Phyllis Slee, of Butler. Sonny was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Elizabeth Mary Slee; sister, Shirley Velicoff; and a brother-in-law, David Davis. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 24, in the REDMOND FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 High St., Freeport. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, in the funeral home, with Pastor Adam Clever officiating. Burial will be held in St. Luke Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Legion PO Box 211, Saxonburg, PA 16056. 

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Mandy Adams
   Posted Sat May 22, 2021

Mauve Memories was sent by Mandy Adams.

Doc & Betty
   Posted Sun May 23, 2021
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family at this difficult time. Deepest Sympathy

Susan Gould
   Posted Sun May 23, 2021
Karen, I am sending prayers to you and your family.

Robert Slee
   Posted Mon May 24, 2021
"Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Mathew 5:4 / I do love you dad. Always have, always will. ~ Robbie / Prayers sent for comfort and healing to Karen, Cecil, Kevin, Holly and family.

Mindy Nething and Bob Betton
   Posted Mon May 24, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Sonnys family.
We worked with Sonny at Austins and will miss

Lisa Pennington
   Posted Mon May 24, 2021

Loving Cross was sent by Lisa Pennington .

Donna Bunyan
   Posted Tue May 25, 2021
I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Brady told me. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. If there is anything I can do for you, please don't hesitate to ask. Take care of you now, your grandson's need you.


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