ILION - Judith Kay VanDelinder Slater, 68, a lifelong resident of Ilion, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 2, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Judy was born on May 1, 1939, the daughter of the late Glenn and Lorrabelle VanDelinder. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert, who died in 1996. She graduated from Ilion High School and attended Alfred State University. She spent 25 years as a valued member of the Ilion School District cafeteria staff. She will be remembered for her steadfast commitment to her four children and her unwavering strength; as well as her love of antiques, reading and doing crossword puzzles. She is survived by her four children, Kerry and his wife Laura of Long Beach, N.Y., Kelly Webber and her husband Chet of Montvale, N.J., Jeff of Hull, Mass., and Amy DiMaria and her husband Frank of Cicero, N.Y.; as well as her longtime friend Bill Williams. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren who brought her so much joy and love, Emily and Alexander Webber, Lucas, Patrick and Colin Slater, and Nicholas and Hope DiMaria. A private funeral service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11. Following the service, Judy's children will be hosting a gathering at the Moose Club, 302 Barringer Road, Ilion from 2-5 p.m. and extend an invitation to Judy's friends to join them to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Ilion Ambulance Fund c/o Ilion Fire Department, 1 Central Ave., Ilion, NY. 13357. Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion. Online condolences may be left by going to whiter-hendrix.com. The Evening Telegram, August 4, 2007

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