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Slutsky, Steven M.
NISKAYUNA – Steven M. Slutsky, 82, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Tuesday, June 4, 2024.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents Ruth and Henry Slutsky, his first wife Linda (Frenzel) Slutsky, his mother-in-law and father-in-law Joan and Lloyd Prescott, and his father-in-law Peter Campisi.
Steve leaves behind his loving, devoted wife Cindy (Campisi) Slutsky, son Jason (Cynthia) Slutsky, daughter Megan (Eric) Padelford, brother Robert (Fern) Slutsky and sister Debbie Slutsky. He also leaves behind six grandchildren: Caden, Rylan and Sawyer Padelford, Jonah and Reid Slutsky and Adam Boucher, and his niece Lori Slutsky and nephew Joel Slutsky.
Steve lived in the Capital District his entire life. Growing up, he was surrounded by his friends Jeff, Barry, David, Howie and Don. There was always a lot of laughter in the Slutsky family home, much of which was due to Steve. His sister Debbie says he could always make her laugh. Steve left home briefly to attend college in California, after which he returned home to serve in the National Guard for two years.
Back in Albany, Steve met and soon married the first love of his life, Linda Frenzel of Voorheesville, who gave him two wonderful children, Jason and Megan. Linda was a wonderful mother until her death in 1984.
A few years later, he met the second love of his life and his constant companion: Cindy. Cindy and Steve were inseparable and devoted themselves completely to each other for the rest of their time together.
After returning from college, Steve joined the family business, Schatz Stationery, which his father and brother ran. He worked for many years as vice president of office and business products, helping to grow it into a chain of stores known throughout the Northeast. He then worked for Your Office until he started his own company, Service Office Products, which was acquired by Staples. He spent many more years there before retiring. After retiring, he worked as a courier for Trustco and Capital Imaging until recently retiring again. As a courier, he loved being able to travel to so many places and meet so many new friends.
Steve’s other great joy in life was watching his children, Jason and Megan, grow up and become wonderful parents who gave him six grandchildren. He loved being a part of their many successes, whether it was on the field playing lacrosse, on the ice playing hockey, on stage playing music, or in the classroom. All of the children’s successes helped Steve stay much younger than his age would suggest.
Steve was an avid New York Yankees fan and attended several games over the years. He was also an all-around sportsman. He played golf and bowling throughout his life and participated in many tournaments, only stopping when his body told him it was time to slow down. To date, Steve has pitched the only .300 game in Slutsky family history.
Because of his innate kindness and sincerity, Steve made friends easily. In Steve, you had a friend for life. He was very supportive of his friends and family and always went out of his way for them when needed. He leaves behind a legacy of love, joy and hard work that has touched countless friends.
Those wishing to remember Steve are asked to make a memorial donation to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 7, at the graveside at Temple Israel Cemetery, 1620 Western Ave., in Guilderland.
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Published by Albany Times Union on June 6, 2024.

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