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Nadine Ann Slack  

Nadine Ann Slack

November 14, 1958 – January 3, 2018

Nadine Ann Slack, age 59, of Newark, Delaware passed away at home on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on November 14, 1958 in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, she was a daughter of  Richard A. and Mary Ann (Ponting) Schmitt Sr.  Nadine graduated from Newark High School in 1976.  She entered the work force and dedicated her career in the financial industry and finished her career at the University of Delaware.

Nadine was a lifetime member of the ladies’ auxiliary at VFW Post 475 in Newark. She held Post & State level titles, such as Auxiliary President, many Post & Department Level Chairmanships and also a past Department of Delaware Ladies Auxiliary President.

On September 22, 1979, she married the love of her life, Clinton Slack Sr. Together they raised two loving children. Nadine’s children were the light of her life. She enjoyed spending time with her family at Long Beach Island and on the Elk River.

Nadine leaves beautiful memories with her husband of 38 years, Clinton; parents, Richard & Mary Ann Schmitt of South Bethany, and her two adoring children and their spouses, CJ Slack (Mandie) of Elkton, and Amanda Givens (William) of Newark. She will also be remembered by her siblings and their spouses, Richard Jr. Schmitt (Christine) of Townsend, Susan Lawler of Newark, Renee Millman (Dale) of Milford, Paul Keenan of Townsend, and Dennis Schmitt (Judy) of Middletown; grandson, Devin Givens of Indiana; as well as many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Nadine was proceeded in death by her sister, Ramona Keenan and brother-in-law Pierre Lawler.

A gathering for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 1 pm, Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a celebration of life will be held at 1 pm.  Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Nadine’s memory to the VFW Post 475 Auxiliary, 100 Veterans Drive, Newark, Delaware 19711.

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  1. Renee', January 5, 2018

    Love you.

  2. Anne Hatfield, January 5, 2018

    Dear Clint, CJ, and Amanda

    Nadine was a wonderful lady and loved all of you so much. I am so sorry for your loss.

    • Cj, January 6, 2018

      Will be able to come to the services

  3. Benjamin ChudzikBWill, January 5, 2018

    Will miss here dearly May God Bless Her, my Prayers are with Clint and the whole family God Bless You All.

  4. Ricky & Bonnie Millman, January 5, 2018

    Sympathy and prayers to all

  5. Donna DiFrancis, January 5, 2018

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers and thoughts. Nadine was a great person she will surely be missed. The video tribute to Nadine is beautiful just like her.

  6. Thomas G. Lewis III, January 5, 2018

    Dear Clint, I want to convey my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. The Nadine I always knew was such a kind and warm person, always wanting to be of service to those around her. Whether at your post home, at a statewide VFW function or patriotic observance, in an office setting, in Washington, DC or Dover or Rehoboth or all around New Castle County, Nadine was the same cordial and upbeat lady who made me feel glad that I had an opportunity to be in her company. I’m truly grateful that Senator Joe afforded me the privilege of working those many years with Nadine for the benefit of the VFWA and our State’s veterans. Your dear wife did make the world better. Please know, Clint, that there are many of us who share a little bit of your tremendous loss. In VFW Brotherhood, “The Captain” (Tom Lewis).

  7. Brenda Bateman Linton, January 5, 2018

    I’m so sorry for this huge loss to a wonderful family!! I have wonderful memories of growing up with your family in Woodmere!! Sending Love and many prayers to all of you!! ❤️

  8. Mary Beth Foote, January 5, 2018

    So sorry for loss. Always remember she will be with you in your hearts

  9. Donna Kitts, January 5, 2018

    May loving memories of Nadine comfort you in the difficult days ahead. Heartfelt sympathy to the Slack and Schmitt families.

  10. Daniel Dlabik, January 5, 2018

    She will be missed. I love you guys and I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

  11. Jennifer Foote Ellis, January 5, 2018

    I’m so sorry for your lost.

    • Jennifer Foote Ellis, January 5, 2018


  12. Patsy Cole, January 6, 2018

    I am so blessed to have known Nat and serve as Dept President w ith her in the VFW Auxiliary 2008-09. We were roommates at our Jr Vice conference and because friends immediately. She was such a delight and forever my sister. I send love and prayers from the department of Alabama.

  13. Diane E Lafond, January 6, 2018

    Will miss her great smile we were Dept Presidents together and shared a lot of laughs. We Golden Spurs will surely miss our sister. My prayers go out to all of her family. Rest in Peace my Sister.

  14. Eileen, January 6, 2018

    Amanda I am so sorry for your loss. I am here for you if you need anything

  15. Carole & Rich Bennar, January 6, 2018

    Clint, CJ and Amanda,

    We are so sorry, you and your families are in our thought and prayers. Nadine was a special lady and was loved by all.

  16. Helen Franklin, January 6, 2018

    my deepest sympathy to Clint, CJ and Mandie and Amanda and Will. She will be missed especially by the Auxiliary of Post 47i5. She was ;a great leader and mentor to our Aux and the Department of DE Auxiliary. RIP Nadine

  17. Janet (McGuire) Steele, January 6, 2018

    Love and Prayers, sorry for your loss.

  18. Lauren Bacon, January 6, 2018

    Amanda, CJ and Mr. Slack,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for your family as you mourn. May happy memories comfort you as you grieve.

  19. Dianne & Karl Walters, January 6, 2018

    Clint, CJ, Amanda ,
    We are so sorry to hear about Nadine’s passing. She was a wonderful lady with a heart of gold. She was a mentor to me as we worked for the VFWA. I will always remember her laugh and her beautiful smile. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

    • Amanda slack, January 6, 2018

      Thanks very much, dad is asking for a good phone number if please. Thanks with love

  20. Drew Algard, January 6, 2018

    CJ, Amanda and Clint – I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Nadine. From the time I knew your family in Troop 603 to my days seeing Nadine at Pencader Dining Hall on UD campus, I have nothing but positive memories of her. She was a very nice woman and will be missed. I’ll keep your family in my thoughts and prayers…please reach out of there is anything I can do for you

  21. Harry and Deborah simile, January 7, 2018

    We are sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

  22. Brenda Murray, January 9, 2018

    So sorry to hear about Nadine. I wish her peace.Sending prayers to your family to give you peace as well. Thinking of you.

  23. Linda Frey, January 9, 2018

    Clint Slack and Family.
    Remembering Nadine those years ago from Newark Cleaners. So sorry for your lost. She will be in everyone’s heart. R.I.P. NADINE.

    Linda Frey, Diamond State VFW POST #2863

  24. Kenya McKnight, January 9, 2018

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  25. Devin givens, January 9, 2018

    Memaw was a good family member I may have only knew her for a couple of years it was one of the best couple of years of my life I know lots of people will miss her including me but I’m sure to send lots of prayers and love to the ones who need it the most i hope everybody is doing well and ok

  26. Nancy & Ken Cline, January 18, 2018

    Clint, Amanda and CJ,

    So very sorry for your loss. Cherish all you happy memories.


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