Sleezer, Alfred W.

Fred Sleezer passed away on February 5, 2016.  Below is his obituary.  Please note that his memorial service is scheduled for April 23, 2016, if you can make it.

Please share your memories of Fred below.


Alfred W. Sleezer, 70, of Harrisonburg Virginia passed away February 5, 2016 at his home.  A son of the late Paul Edward and Esther Esseltine Sleezer, he was born February 15, 1945, in Elmhurst IL.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Seth R. Sleezer.

As he mentioned in his 25th Williams College reunion message, he devoted quality time to shooting and golf and continued those activities for the next 25 years or so.  He had hunted the hills of Pennsylvania, New York, and San Antonio, Texas.  He convinced his dad to hunt with him in South Dakota in the quest for deer.  His hunting dream came true in the late 80’s when he completed an African safari and returned with several high quality trophies, which he treasured through the years.  His love of golf led him to developing the ability to build customized clubs for himself and many of his friends and family.

As a graduate of Williams College, Class of 1967, few could have been more dedicated than he in his support and belief in that institution.  His pride in the school was at the forefront of any conversation he had regarding his alma mater.

Fred relocated from Easton, Pennsylvania to Harrisonburg, Virginia in 2013 and was employed by Massanutten Resort at the time of his death.

Surviving are his siblings, Paul D. Sleezer and wife, Nancy, of Harrisonburg and Victoria B. Cole of Hawley Pennsylvania; four nieces and nephews, nine great-nieces and nephews, and sister-in-law, Kathleen Sleezer of Sparta, New Jersey.

A memorial service will be held on April 23, 2016 at the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg.  Donations may be made to Williams College Alumni Fund in memory of Alfred Sleezer, Class of 1967, and may be mailed to Williams College, 75 Park Street, Williamstown MA 01267 or online at or to the Memorial Garden Fund at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements are with Kyger Funeral Homes & Crematory of Harrisonburg.

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