Ernest D. Slagus, age 83, of Livingston Manor, died Friday, July 27, 2007 at Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, N.Y.

Ernest was born April 10, 1924 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Simon and Frances Slagus. He was married to Nelly Slagus, the father of two sons, Raymond and Daniel, stepfather to Gloria, grandfather to Michael, Jennifer and Kimberly Slagus and Christopher Clark, great-grandfather to Joseph Clark, and brother to Al Slagus and Amelia Senaitis.

Ernest was a World War II veteran, who fought in the Pacific Campaign as an Army Medic, receiving many citations. He is a retired New York City Police Officer, serving 24 years.

After losing his first wife, Mary, he moved to Livingston Manor, N.Y. for his retirement years. Here he met Nelly Clark, and they have been married for the last 30 years.

Ernest will be laid out for viewing at the James Romanelli Funeral Home at 89-01 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park, N.Y., on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 31 and August 1. He will be laid to rest at the St. Charles Cemetery on Long Island on August 2, 2007.