Brent Rexford Slater Esq.

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Brent Rexford Slater Esq.

March 10, 1947 - October 25, 2018

Bangor Brent Rexford Slater Esq., 71, passed away October 25, 2018, at home with his loving family by his side. He was born March 10, 1947 in Dexter, the son of George Rexford Slater and Janice (Dorr) Slater.

"I have warmed my face in the sunshine on a mountaintop in Switzerland, and have swum in the green waters of the Caribbean .
I have watched the sun rise over the pastel houses beside San Francisco Bay, and watched it set at Mallory Dock in Key West.
I have watched the whales breech in Penobscot Bay, and marveled at the playful dolphins.
I have enjoyed the love and companionship of so many, many friends and wonderful supportive family that most people never enjoy"
I have been blessed with the love of a woman that I never deserved, but who has been the source of indescribable happiness.
Don't mourn for me, please. It's been a magnificent trip; more than anyone has a right to expect. I guess I got lucky.
Thank you all for making it happen"

Brent started a law practice with James Austin in Dexter and then moved to Bangor to join the firm of Twitchell, Linscott, Badger, and Slater. At the time of his death, he was of counsel with Gross, Minsky & Mogul of Bangor. Brent was always entertaining his numerous friends with his stories and his jokes. He was an incredible writer and a talented guitarist and singer. Brent had an uncanny ability to quote literature from memory. His son says that he had more integrity than any man he ever knew.
Brent will be sadly missed by his wife of 32 years, Michele Adrienne Slater of Bangor; his son, Daniel Rexford Slater and wife, Karen of Hollis, NH; his adored grandson, Adam Rexford Slater of Hollis, NH. He was also "Papa" to Anthony and Rocco Penning of Leominster, MA; and a cousin to Greg Sopkin of Vero Beach, FL. He was predeceased by his parents.
Michele would like to thank Brent's doctor, Gary Ross, for his attentive care and friendship during his lengthy illness.
A celebration of life gathering will be held from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center Street, Bangor. Please dress casually. Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor.
Gifts in his memory may be made to the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, 263 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at
Published on October 27, 2018
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Jessie Gunther
Nov 02, 2018
Whenever he ventured north from Dexter to Dover, it brightened the courthouse. A long time ago, but nice memories whenever our paths crossed. may he rest in peace.
Jim & Sue Stout
Oct 30, 2018
Sue and I want to express our deepest sympathies on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. We have good memories of our time as neighbors.
Judi Gilman
Oct 30, 2018
I share your loss of this very special man and know the hurt you are feeling having gone through it myself years ago now. Time does heal, Take good care!
Jeff P. Russell
Oct 30, 2018
Brent, I will miss seeing you and benefiting from your ever wise counsel. Godspeed and may you sit above the salt at the table.
Bob & Maggie Flynn
Oct 30, 2018
Brent will be missed by all of us that knew him. His sharp intellect, his humor and his warmth were unique to him.
See you at the next stop, on this journey, my good friend.
Dave Mendenhall
Oct 29, 2018
Mitch, I am very sad to read of your love lost. You are a special person to me in my memories. God Bless you in this time of loss.
Vicki Brady
Oct 27, 2018
My sympathies to you dear Michele and family! I’m so very sad for you and am carrying you in my heart! May you find healing and peace with the love you shared and the memories you made through time and blessings!
My love always
Vicki Brady❤️💜
Lisa & Kirk Lavoie
Oct 27, 2018
So few people get the love affair that you and Brent had. Cherish those memories and keep them close to your heart. We are so sorry for your loss of Brent. Thoughts and Prayers to you and your family.
Cindy (Harmon) and Tom Edwards
Oct 27, 2018
Michelle, We are deeply saddened to hear of Brent's passing. I have many great memories of him. It was a blast to work for he and Jim Austin oh so many years ago. He also officiated at our wedding over 30 years ago. He loved life and was always fun to be around. Our hearts go out to you and your family. He will be missed.
Karlyn Dawes
Oct 27, 2018
Brent, you were a delight to work with for nearly 13 yrears. Your humor, work ethic and courage after your heart attact touched us all. Rest in peace my friend. You will be missed. Our deepest sympathy, Michele. Karlyn and Frank
Ken Wentworth
Oct 27, 2018
I am so sorry Michele to hear of your loss .I remember Brent from my time boating In Prescott Bay. I always thought of him as a great guy with a lot of class. He was a friendly man and stuck out as someone you could count on as being a man of his word. He will be sadly missed by many. I will keep you both in my prayers this week .
Peter Roy
Oct 27, 2018
He was a truly wonderful guy. November 3 will find my wife Jane and I in Montana with a daughter, son in law, and three grandsons. But I will most assuredly be in Bangor in spirit. PR
Barbara Treat Elliott
Oct 27, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. You two seemed to have it all. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Sadly, Barbara
Oct 27, 2018
Words cannot describe how sad I am to read of Brents passing. He was truly an amazing man but you already know this. Donna always said the two of you had the best love story.
Know our family is thinking of you and sending love. Michele LaBree Daniels
Michele and family
Oct 27, 2018
I am saddened by your loss of Brent. So sorry that this wonderful man has passed on. Michele you are always in my thoughts and in my prayers.
Nancy G
Brookings-Smith Funeral Home
Oct 26, 2018