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Daniel N. Slagle

February 25, 1951 — June 28, 2023

Daniel N. Slagle Jr., 72, passed away Wednesday evening, June 28. Dan was born February 25,

1951, the son of the late Daniel N. Slagle Sr. and Margaret Hayworth Slagle.

He was a 1969 graduate of Boardman High School and graduated from Youngstown State

University with a degree in Combined Sciences.

Dan devoted much of his life to serving Boardman Township Park and the community. He began

on Boardman Park’s grounds crew in 1972 during which he developed an appreciation of the

importance of the natural world. From 1992–2022, Dan was the Executive Director and Clerk,

serving the community’s Green Oasis for fifty years in which he applied his love of the natural

world and his knowledge of Environmental Conservation and Forestry Education to advance the

Park’s mission: to provide a diversity of recreational and educational opportunities in an

environment that lends itself to pleasant family experiences and to preserve areas of natural

habitat. A tireless community leader, Dan embodied the mission of Boardman Township Park,

giving of himself to ensure that current and future generations will benefit from being


Dan was respected throughout the community and won several awards such as Men’s Garden

Club of Youngstown President’s Award, Civic Association Community Service Award,

Commander’s Award for Public Service Department of the Army, and in 2014 was honored by

The Ohio Parks and Recreation Association and received The Harvey Woods Lifetime

Achievement Award. He served on several organizational groups such as Boardman Rotary

Club, Men’s Garden Club, The Civic Association, and Uptown Kiwanis President. Dan constantly

strove to make Boardman “A nice place to call home” through his community service. He was a

member of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of thirty-five years, Marilou Bonte Slagle, whom he

married on July 25, 1987; two sons, Daniel N. Slagle III and Thomas J. Slagle; a brother Dave

(Cindy) Slagle; a niece Mandy Glace; and three nephews David (Connie) Slagle Jr., Chris Slagle,

and Joe Slagle; a brother-in-law William K. Bonte III; Matthew (Ashley) Bonte; and Gwen

(Murray) Thames. A sister Ann Slagle Smotrilla and a brother Richard Slagle are deceased.

Family and friends may gather to pay respects Sunday, July 2, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at St.

James Meeting House in Boardman Park. A funeral service will be held at St. James Meeting

House in Boardman Park on Monday, July 3, at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Lake Park


Donations can be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church’s Building Fund, 323 Wick Ave. 44503.

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