Joan Sloat, 85, Longtime Cortlandt Manor Resident

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. - Joan Sloat, a longtime Cortlandt Manor resident, died Wednesday, Oct. 8. She was 85.

Sloat was born Aug. 11, 1929, in Peekskill, to James J. and Florence H. Voss McLaughlin. She attended Peekskill schools, graduating from Peekskill High School in 1947. She was a retired resident manager at Springvale in Croton-on-Hudson. A parishioner of Holy Spirit Church, she was also a longtime Girl Scout Leader and Boy Scout Den Mother. She also belonged to the Peekskill Garden Club.

Sloat is survived by her children, Mary Alison (George) Makarczuk, and James A. (Catherine) Sloat, Jr., both of Lake Peekskill, and Peter A. (Debby) Sloat of Wanaque, N.J.; and six grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, James A. Sloat III.

Calling hours are Friday, Oct. 10 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at Holy Spirit Church, followed by a private cremation.

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