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Mineko “Lori” Slough

Posted By DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On September 26, 2016 @ 2:46 pm In Obituaries | 14 Comments

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Mineko “Lori” Slough, 86 of Lancaster, PA passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, September 23, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Saga Ken, Japan, she was the daughter of the late Hikota and Hana Matsuda Yoshida.  Her husband, David E. Slough, Jr. predeceased her October 1, 2008.

“Lori” is survived by her children: Judy A. Slough of Baltimore, MD, Gina M. (Daniel) Martorana of Lancaster and David E., III (Kathleen) Slough of Landisville, PA; grandchildren: Lyndsey and Kasey Martorana and Erica Slough; brothers: Toshihiko and Nobuhiko Yoshida and a sister: Fumico Yoshida Kinami.  She was predeceased by a brother Yutaka Yoshida.

She was involved in a “Cultural Exchange Program” between Aichi University in Nagoya, Japan and Millersville University.  She was formally recognized for her contributions to the program by Aichi U. for her assistance with the Japanese students.  Lori was seen as a “surrogate mom” to many of the students and kept in contact with them throughout her years.

She loved making origami birds and flowers.  Everywhere she went she gave them away.  Her creations were found throughout the community; in many local businesses, restaurants and homes.  She was recognized by Hospice and Community Care for her contributions in 2011.

Lori was an avid reader of Japanese mystery novels and was frequently sent DVD’s from many of her beloved students in Japan that kept her “up to date” with shows and movies.  She loved watching her Baltimore Orioles and never missed a game!  Her yellow tabby cat “Chibi” was always by her side; he loved her so much.

She adored her three grandchildren and was fiercely proud of their accomplishments.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service at DeBord Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA, 17602 on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Burchill officiating.

The family will greet friends at the funeral home, on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Private interment will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

If desired, contributions in Mineko’s memory may be sent to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, PO Box 4125; Lancaster, PA  17604-4125.


Condolences for the family of “Mineko “Lori” Slough”

Condolence from Donna, Korrine & Skylar Hullett on September 26th, 2016 4:44 pm

Our prayers are with the Slough family for their loss of their Mother. Your Mom was a very special person and will forever be missed. May she rest in peace.

Condolence from Joanne Radford on September 26th, 2016 6:15 pm

Judy, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Momma was a very loving and special person.

Joanne and Lin

Condolence from Jerry smith on September 26th, 2016 7:41 pm

Momma as she was known was one of the nicest people you could ever meet I was lucky to get to know her and she will be greatly missed. But never gone

Condolence from Lori Long Murray on September 27th, 2016 8:04 am

What a beautiful and truly sweet lady. I will miss you dearly. Hugs, forever. My sincere condolences to the Family.

Condolence from paul shrimpton on September 27th, 2016 11:15 am

My prayers are with you and your family….

Love , The Shrimps

Condolence from Anthony Freiler on September 27th, 2016 8:28 pm

David, Kathleen and Erica
So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.

Condolence from Lydia on September 28th, 2016 10:55 am

I know she’s in her happy place! The memories are many, her origami pieces that she gave me are proudly displayed in my living room. What a beautiful friendship we had. Love you three kids life my own. So sorry!

Condolence from Mike Hullett on September 29th, 2016 11:41 am

Our prayers for Mrs. Slough, Dave, Gina, Judy and your families. She was an awesome lady and she’ll be with her beloved husband now.

Condolence from Pat Carrier on October 1st, 2016 7:55 am

Gina, Dan, Judy, David, Kathleen, Lindsey, Kasey and Erica, We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mama and Grandma. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Mrs. Slough was the most kind and loving lady . All the origami birds, flowers, boxes and balls she made over the years will be forever treasured.

Our Sincere Condolences,
Andre, Pat and Shawn

Condolence from Claude on October 1st, 2016 10:27 am

We like to offer our condoleance s to the family specialy Gina and Dan that we met a few years ago our prayers are with all of you

Claude & Evelyn Carrier

Condolence from Colleen Fry on October 3rd, 2016 10:34 am

Dear Family of Lori,

I was so sorry to read of your mother and grandmother’s passing. She was my “sewing lady” and I enjoyed getting to know her and her remarkable story. She had given me samples of our origami which now hang in my middle school classroom.
Please know that she is in my thougts and prayers.
Colleen Fry

Condolence from Linda Bushong on October 5th, 2016 2:50 pm

To the entire Slough family, my most sincere feelings of loss for you all .Lori was the most precious lady I ever had the privilege to know ! I have missed her in the salon these last months with her wonderful stories of her life , her talent
I’ve enjoyed as have many of my clients .She will always remain with love in my heart ! Also, Chester still watches for her on Thursdays. God Bless you all . Linda

Condolence from MIHO KUMAMOTO on October 12th, 2016 10:22 am

Dear Mineko Obasan’s family,
Thank you for sending me her message. I was so surprised and shocked! I still can’t believe she died.
I regret not sending her a letter sooner.
I was an exchange student at MU from 1987 to 1988, when she helped me a lot. She sometimes dropped in at my dormitory and brought me some Japanese food. While the dorm was closed during a long vacation, she and her husband let me stay at her house and we chatted a lot. I loved stronboli, so David Ojisan named me a girl of stronboli. Whenever I remember the days in Millersville, Mineko Obasan is in there. I can’t say thank her enough. I was so moved by her message which said she would become a star and watch me from the heaven. She is my mother in USA forever.
May she rest in peace.

Condolence from Nadia on September 11th, 2018 10:21 am

To Mrs. Slough’s family and friends, I’m very sorry for your loss. No matter how much time passes we still feel the loss of our loved ones and view death as God does, an enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:26) May you find comfort and hope in His promise at Revelation 21:3,4 that shows soon there will be no more death, sickness, or pain, and we can see our lost loved ones again. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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