David Slitt, 87


EAST GREENWICH, R.I. – David Slitt died Nov. 18 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Catherine (Murphy) Slitt. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, a son of the late Harry and Martha (Weinchel) Slitt, he had lived in East Greenwich for 35 years, previously living in Simsbury, Connecticut.

He was an attorney for several insurance companies, including American Universal, where he met his wife, retiring in 1999. David was a Navy Airman, serving from 1948-49 aboard the USS Coral Sea in Mindoro and stateside. He was a graduate of University of Connecticut, Class of ’53 and Boston University School of Law, Class of ’57. David was a member of the former Temple Am David and the Rhode Island Bar Association.  

He was the devoted father of Lieutenant Colonel Andrew J. Slitt, and his wife, Angela, of North Stonington, Connecticut, and Martha E. Slitt of Boston, Massachusetts. He was the dear brother of Rose Hyman of Oceanside, Californnia, and the late William and Aaron Slitt, Arline Wisnefsky and Bethany Monsiglio. He was the cherished grandfather of Allison, Noah, Benjamin and Sara. He was the loving uncle of many nieces and nephews, including Judy Koellmer.  

Contributions in his memory may be made to E. Greenwich Animal Protection League, 205 Hallene Road, Warwick, RI 02886 or The Prout School, 4640 Tower Hill Rd., Wakefield, RI 02879. 

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