Obituary: Clifford H. Slauenwhite Jr.

The retired Coventry Police Lieutenant passed away on Dec. 2, 2012.


SMYRNA, ME - Clifford H. Slauenwhite Jr., 69, died Dec. 2, 2012 in Smyrna, Maine. He was born Jan. 27, 1943, in Meridan Conn., the son of Clifford H. and Mildred (Clark) Slauenwhite Sr.

He is survived by a brother, Rodney Slauenwhite of Oakfield; sister, Gayle Sirois of Millinocket; goddaughter, Christie Cihat of Coventry, R.I.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; very good friends, Larry Dickinson, Bruce Fowler and many others too numerous to mention. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Vicky; a son, Eric; and a brother, Eugene.

Clifford was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during Vietnam. He was retired from the Coventry Rhode Island Police Dept. and Aroostook County Sheriff's Dept.

Clifford became a probationary police officer in Coventry on Dec. 13, 1971 and a permanent member of the department on Jan. 7, 1972. He made the rank of Sergeant on Aug.10, 1977 and then on to Lieutenant on Jan. 18, 1986. He retired from Coventry on Jan. 8, 1988.

Graveside services with full military honors were held at noon on Friday, Dec. 7 at Oakfield Cemetery with the Rev. Benjamin Creelman officiating. Rev. Creelman is also a retired Lieutenant of the Coventry Police Department and flew in from Port Charlotte, FL to perform Clifford's services.

For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com.

Lauren Costa December 12, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Clifford served on the Coventry Police Department with retired CPD Sgt. Dennis P. Skorski was passed away just eight days later on Dec. 10, 2012. http://patch.com/A-0qQn
Dawn Villandrie Kane December 17, 2012 at 01:56 PM
I just found out about the passing of Cliff at Dennis Skorskis memorial service. I had hoped to see Cliff at the service but then was crushed to here of his passing. I was a dispatcher-Cliff was my Lt (boss). We had such a great shift at that time itch Cliff and Dennis. And his wife Vicki was great to everyone. My husband was a Lt-co-worker with Cliff. I have so many fond, great memories of Cliff. Big guffy, loud guy who was as gentle as a teddy bear. He cared so much. Hewas a great boss, leader of the shift, supervisor to "his police officers" and friend to us all. But I am certain he and Dennis are fishing in Heaven. Without a doubt. Prayer to Cliffs family. He was an amazing guy. I'm sure you were proud of him. Dawn & Dan Kane


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