Charles R. "Pete" Sliger, 88

July 29, 2009

MARCH 15, 1921-JULY 28, 2009

WESTERNPORT, Md. - Charles R. "Pete" Sliger, 88, of Westernport, formerly of 171 Church St., died suddenly Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born March 15, 1921, in Westernport, he was the son of the late Emma Blanche Kalbaugh and George Thomas Sliger Sr.

He was married to the late Mary Kathryn Welsh Sliger.

Surviving are his brother, George Thomas Sliger Jr.; daughter, Sue Anne Raines and husband, Ocie, and son, Charles R. Sliger Jr. and wife, Diane, all of Westernport. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Charles R. Sliger III and wife, Kimberly, of Hagerstown, Md., Jennifer Raines of Philadelphia, Pa., Brendan Sliger of Westernport and Joey Raines of Westernport. Pete is also survived by a brother-in-law, Jacob P. Nairn of Hagerstown; and several nieces and nephews.


Family members remember Pete as a dedicated family man, whose gentle, caring, fun nature have been and will remain a positive influence to his family.

Pete graduated from Bruce High School in 1939, and entered the military, where he attained the rank of corporal in the Signal Corps stationed in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Upon discharge, Pete was employed by the Celanese Corp. in the Warp Knit Department. After departing the Celanese, he went on to establish Sligers Gulf Station and LaVale Freeway Gulf Station. He then became owner and operator of the family businesses, Luke Exxon Station and Tri-Towns Exxon Station. He was a prominent local businessman for over 50 years, and a true friend to the Tri-Towns area.

Pete was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Westernport, in addition to American Legion Victory Post 155.

The family will receive friends at Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A burial service will be conducted at St. James Episcopal Church, Westernport, on Friday at 11 a.m. with Garrett Carskadon officiating.

Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. James Episcopal Church in Westernport or the Tri-Towns Rescue Squad.

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