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Obituary - Adam Slavin

Adam Slavin

Date of Passing: September 3rd, 2021

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Adam Jacob Slavin, of Rome, the beloved son of Dr. Mark and Linda Slavin, has passed out of this life at age 37, succumbing to the ravages of mental illness and addiction. His brave struggles against his inner demons will forever be an inspiration to those who loved him so dearly. Adam was a sensitive, kind hearted and loving man. His insight, intelligence, wit and humor, as well as his highly evolved culinary skills will be terribly missed by all who knew him.

Adam had received a BS degree (and nearly a Masters) in clinical psychology. At the time of his death, he was employed at Worthington Industries.

Adam's favorite place on this earth was the Fulton Chain of Lakes. The incredible beauty of the Adirondacks will always be a source of comfort for the loved ones Adam has left behind.

Surviving Adam are his mother and father, Linda and Mark Slavin; his brothers, Zachary and Reid; his maternal grandmother, Estelle Hollaender; several aunts and uncles; Lisa Hollaender, Natalie Hollaender, Morton Hollaender (and Patti), Suzanne Tucci (and Gerard), and Dianne Slavin (and Russ Koutrouby); and many cousins.

His funeral will be Sunday, September 12 at 1 pm at Temple Emanu-El, 2710 Genesee Street, Utica with Rabbi Peter Schaktman officiating. Interment will follow in Temple Emanu-El Cemetery, New Hartford. A period of visitation will be held from 12:15 – 1 pm, prior to the service at Temple. Shiva will be observed at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Slavin, 8496 Keeler Road, Rome on Sunday from 7-9 pm and Monday from 1-5 and 7-9 pm.

The Temple asks that those attending in person be vaccinated, wear face masks and practice social distancing, as they are operating at a limited capacity.

The service will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/markcbentzfuneralservice

Arrangements are with Mark C. Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., New Hartford.

Condolences:

Dear Mark and Linda:

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find peace in your memories to keep Adam in your hearts.

Tom and Cathy Sunderlin
Tom & Cathy Sunderlin

Dear Mark and Linda:

We were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of your sudden loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please take care of yourselves.

Marc and Donna Jonas and family
Marc and Donna Jonas

Dear Mark and Linda:

We were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of your sudden loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please take care of yourselves.

Marc and Donna Jonas and family
Marc and Donna Jonas

Dear Mark and Linda:

We were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of your sudden loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please take care of yourselves.

Marc and Donna Jonas and family
Marc and Donna Jonas

Dear Mark and Linda:

We were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of your sudden loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please take care of yourselves.

Marc and Donna Jonas and family
Marc and Donna Jonas

Dear Mark, Linda, and family,

Deepest sympathies. I am so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. May you find comfort in his love that lives within you always. Peace, and my sincerest condolences.
Donna Dallal-Ferne
Donna Dallal-Ferne

Linda and Family,

So sorry to hear about the loss of your son Adam. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Sincerely,
Kathy McAuliffe
Kathy McAuliffe

I was so saddened to read about Adam's passing. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Words are not adequate. May the thoughts and prayers of friends and family keep him close to your hearts.
Carol Zaleski

We are so sorry for the loss of your son. Are thoughts and prayers are with you.
Donna and Rick Watkajtys

I knew Adam growing up and he was one of the kindest guys I knew. He was my rock when My mom passed away and got me out of the house to help me re-group. We went to the Adirondak’s and Zach, hun, and I talked and if I didn’t have that the first few days I would have gone to a dark place I’m sure. I will miss your son terribly and hate that we lost contact. He will always be a huge part of my life and I will will never forget his big smile and kind heart.
Belinda Leonard (Jones)

Sending kindest thoughts and special prayers.
Judith Cater

Linda, Dr. Mark, Zack,and Reid, my heart and prayers are with you. I have many fond memories of coversations with Adam when he was in junior high at Perry. May the Lord comfort you and give you His peace, and rest Adam's beautiful soul.
Patricia Durante

Linda, Mark, Zachary, and Reid, So sorry to hear of Adams passing. You all are in my thoughts....especially remembering You all coming into the shop for Fishing gear.....worms and all ! You Boys were all so excited about being at camp....and enjoying the Summer Fun up here. Take Care....our prayers are with you all in your loss. Take care, lori and all
Lori Eddy

I am sorry for your loss. Keeping our thoughts are with you and your family.
Sue Parker

Dear Linda, Mark and family,

Wishing you all peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

With Sympathy,
Dina and family
Dina LeBow

I am so sorry to learn of Adam’s passing. I remember him as a happy, fun loving young boy who always had a smile on his face. I pray he is at peace and that you find solace iknowing so many have fond memories of him. You and your family are in my prayers.

Sharon Wittern
Sharon Wittern

I am so sorry to learn of Adam’s passing. I remember him as a happy, fun loving young boy who always had a smile on his face. I pray he is at peace and that you find solace iknowing so many have fond memories of him
Sharon Wittern

Our deepest sympathies to you Mark and your wife Linda and your family on the loss of your son Adam. May his memory live on in your hearts.
Jo Ann and Steven Abel

Dr. And Mrs. Slavin, I am so sorry for your loss, praying for your family.
Judy Johnstone Balch

Dr. Slavin and family,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Our hearts ache knowing the loss you have suffered and the pain you feel. Our deepest condolences.
Sparacino Family

I am so sad to find that Adam has passed-heartbreaking. He was a joy to know.
Laurie Darman

Dear Linda and Dr Mark, May love and peace be with you and your families. Most sincerely, Jane on Keeler.
S. Jane Stephan

Dear Linda and Dr Mark, May love and peace be with you and your families. Most sincerely, Jane on Keeler.
S. Jane Stephan

I am so very saddened by the lose of your beloved Adam.
He will be remembered by the many people who knew and loved him.
I'm glad l got to meet him so I can help keep his memory alive.
Judy Finer
Judy Finer

Linda and mark
So very sorry for your loss. My heart mourns for you. Stay strong
Take care. Dee Gromelski

Dee

Our deepest sympathies go out to you.
The loss of a child is heart wrenching.
Take comfort in the memories you son.
Barbara & Ron Kamp

I am so very sorry for your loss of your son Adam . You are in my thoughts and prayers
Tom Smoulcey Sr

Dr Slavin,

I am so sorry about the tragic loss of your son Adam. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.
Margaret Smith

Mark, Linda and family
My deepest sympathies on the loss of your son, Adam.There is no greater loss than the loss of your child.May he finally find peace.
Joyce Oster Palmer

Joyce Oster Palmer

Sending our condolences. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Clemons family

Sorry for your loss Dr. Slavin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jim, Jimmy and Ryan Bushey
James Bushey

Mark and Linda, I am so sorry for your loss of Adam. I am sorry you also had to endure the pain of addiction and the loss due to it. I will keep you both in my prayers as well as Zac and Reid.
Cathy Larrabee

Mark and Linda, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son Adam. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
JoAnn Attili

I'm so sorry to hear of your pain and applaud your courage and honesty in the writing of Adam's obituary. I also lost a daughter to mental illness and addiction; she left 5 children. By writing the truth, you have no idea how many people in similar situations and their families will be aided, comforted and warned. My daughter's obituary was read and used in rehabs. You never know who you may be helping.
Louise White (was Wrate)

Linda, Mark and family,
We are so deeply saddened to learn about the loss of your dear son Adam.
May you all find strength in the days ahead in the memories you shared.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time.
Roger and Donna Pratt

Donna Sambor-Pratt

Dear Linda and Mark,

We were so sorry to hear about Adam. Our deepest sympathy to you, Zac, and Reid. There are no words to say when you lose a child of any age. We will keep you all in our prayers. May his memory be a blessing...

Elise and Marc Feiner
Elise Feiner

I am sorry for the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with your family
Mary Jeffers

Our family is saddened to learn the passing of your beloved son. Please know that your family is in our hearts and we are praying for continued strength and guidance for your family during this most difficult time.
Mr. and Mrs. David Gleeson and son David