BUXTON – David H. Slefinger, 53, of Emery Circle, passed away Oct. 11, 2012, at the Barron Center after a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was born April 13, 1959, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, a son of the late Bernard and Catherine (Milligan) Slefinger.
After graduating from Woodland High School, Baileyville, he went on to graduate from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. For many years he was a manager at LaVerdiere’s Drug Store, which later became Rite Aid. While working at LaVerdiere’s he was the director of management planning and training and was recognized twice as Manager of the Year. David was an avid New England sports fan and especially enjoyed watching the Red Sox and Bruins. He was also an avid music fan and enjoyed hits from Bruce Springsteen, Papa Chubby, Steely Dan, etc. He also enjoyed mixed tapes from Mike Robb, a dear friend. David enjoyed being with his family and was very involved with his two sons. He was involved with the BEISA program with Dana Rand.
In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by his stepmother, Berla Slefinger. He is survived by his wife, Judy Slefinger; sons, Andrew Slefinger of Old Orchard Beach and Jeff Slefinger of Buxton; brother, Dan Slefinger of Minnesota; and sister, Natalie Toth of Florida. David’s family thanks all those individuals who cared for him since 2008. David expressed a huge thank you to his wife, Judy.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, with a 4 p.m. memorial service at Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, located on the corner of routes 202 and 4A, 13 Portland Road, Buxton/Bar Mills. Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, Northern New England Chapter, The Concord Center, 10 Ferry St., Suite 438, P.O. Box 314, Concord, NH 03301. www.DCPate.com