Calling hours, funeral set for western NY’s Rep. Slaughter

March 19, 2018

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Calling hours and funeral services are set for longtime Rep. Louise Slaughter, who died last week after taking a fall at her Washington, D.C., home.

The Democratic congresswoman from the Rochester area was 88 when she died early last Friday at a Washington hospital where she was being treated after falling the week before.

Slaughter’s Washington office announced Monday that calling hours will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services in Rochester.

Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester. The service will be open to the public.

Slaughter was elected to congress in 1986. The Kentucky native was the first woman to chair the House Rules Committee.