Christopher Slutman

Christopher Slutman

United States Marine Staff Sergeant and New York City Firefighter Christopher Slutman died on Monday, April 8, 2019 while serving in Afghanistan.

He was a 15 year veteran of the New York City Fire Department- most recently serving Ladder Company 27 in the Bronx. In 2014 he was awarded a Fire Chief’s Association Memorial Medal for rescuing a woman from a burning building. He was also a longtime volunteer for the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

He is survived by his wife Shannon (Metcalf) Slutman; his daughters, McKenna, Kenley, and Weslynn Slutman; and his parents, Fletcher and Mary Slutman.

Services will be as follows:

Monday, April 22, 2019
Dignified Transfer
10am
Dover Air Force Base
442 13th Street
Dover, Delaware 19902
to
Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home
726 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, New York 10462

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Visitation
2-4 & 7-9pm
Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home
726 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, New York 10462

Friday, April 26, 2019
Funeral Service
11am
St. Thomas Church
1 West 53rd Street
New York, New York 10019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Interment
9am
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia 22211

14 Comments

  • DC Alvin Gonzalez Posted April 20, 2019 7:32 pm

    The Assn. Aux.-Vol Firefighters, West Lawrence, NY, wishes to express our condolences on the passing of FDNY FF/USMC SSG Christopher Slutman. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and extended family in the fire and military service. Rest in peace, Brother and know we’ll take it from here. Semper Fi !

  • Alan DiSalvo Posted April 22, 2019 12:21 pm

    Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice. You are a True Hero

  • Marine Corps League Auxiliary Unit #386 Posted April 22, 2019 2:18 pm

    With our deepest gratitude to Staff Sergeant Slutman for his ultimate service to the Corps and to our country, we extend our sympathy to his family and friends. His sacrifice is written into the history of our nation along with all who have gone before in the pursuit of freedom.
    Semper Fi,
    Southwest Missouri Unit #386, Marine Corps League Auxiliary, Springfield, Missouri

  • The New York Firemen’s Cycle Club Posted April 22, 2019 3:19 pm

    To the family and friends of Christopher Slutman, and to FDNY, and USMC, we express our sincerest regrets at the loss of this truly patriotic American who served The United States of America and the City of New York with honor and dignity.

  • Theresa Smith Posted April 22, 2019 4:35 pm

    WORDS CAN NEVER EXPRESS MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES ,I GUESS GOD NEEDED ANOTHER ANGEL ,HE WAS A REAL HERO ,NEVER MET HIM BUT I CAN FEEL HE IS A ANGEL ,GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY WITH PEACE ,AND HIS FELLOW WORKERS AND WORK FAMILY ,MAY HE REST IN PEACE ,THANK U FOR UR SERVICE ,AND IM REALLY SORRY FOR THE LOSE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL PERSON ,GOD REST HIS SOUL ,THERESA AND WILLIAM SMITH

  • Sandra Lee Posted April 22, 2019 5:33 pm

    My husband and I, visiting from Australia, were walking across GWB when we saw the FDNY setting up trucks and unfurling the beautiful American Flag from the FDNY Tower Ladder 45 truck. We watched, with awe. Then we see the FDNY Tug on the Hudson Rv with a magnificent red, white and blue water salute. We knew we were witnessing something significant. Next, flashing lights of NYPD cars and FDNY on the GWB. A motorcade of honour. Then we saw the hearse. I didn’t know who, only that this was dignified & important.. I googled, and discovered how momentous: the hearse was carrying the blessed remains of a true American hero, USMC Staff Sergeant Christopher Slutman. I wept, with sorrow for his family and friends, and with gratitude for his service to his nation, and ours, in Afghanistan. To his wife, and his girls, we offer our heartfelt condolences. We are strangers, but we are with you in your grief. We will forever keep him in our prayers. Sandra Lee and JP Clemence.

  • Miss Kristyn – Kids First Swim School Posted April 23, 2019 8:19 am

    Shannon & the Girls,

    It’s been some years since I’ve seen you ladies. I was McKenna’s swim instructor and I remember her infectious laugh and beautiful smile. I hope that one day she will smile remembering her wonderful daddy and recognizing his heroic sacrifice. My heart breaks for you Shannon. I know that you are raising three strong little girls and I wish you all the best. I’ll be thinking of you all in the upcoming days. Take care.

  • Darleen V Gillyard Posted April 24, 2019 6:20 pm

    My sincerest condolences to the Family and Friends of Marine Staff Sergeant Slutman for both his service to the United States and to the New York Fire Department. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and healing thoughts for everyone who knew him.

  • Dave Leera Posted April 25, 2019 3:43 am

    God bless you Chris! His most powerful light shines upon you and your wife, children, friends, and family. The love of Christ will unite us all one day.

  • MIGUEL Posted April 25, 2019 8:21 am

    CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND MAKING THE SUPREME SACRIFICE. I AS AN AMERICAN AND FELL,OW VETERAN AM PROUD OF YOU.

  • Joseph Madia Posted April 25, 2019 8:28 am

    May Eternal rest be granted unto you and may the perpetual light of our Lord shine upon you. May your soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Thank you for serving both our Country and our City..

  • JLD Posted April 25, 2019 8:36 pm

    My heart goes out to all his family & loved ones (many). As a fellow veteran, I wept for someone I never met. I am so proud of him & his selfless service to so many. He is now safe in the hands of our Heavenly Father. May God bless his wife & children, and shelter them with His love.

  • Christopher R. King Posted April 25, 2019 11:50 pm

    Extending my sincerest condolences. My heart and mind will remain in prayer for comfort to any and all throughout. “Forever in Eternity” Chris. Thank You.

  • Anthony A Lee Posted April 30, 2019 8:17 am

    I just past Mr. Slutman internment procession on it’s way to Arlington Cemetery this morning on the Capital Beltway outside of Washington. There Mr. Slutman will RIP with my brother and father.

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