Dewitt "Dick" Slay, Multi-talented sportswriter, April 30 2009

DEWITT "Dick" SLAY (Age 80) Of Haig Point, SC, died peacefully, Thursday, April 30, 2009, at his home on Daufuskie Island, SC, after a long battle with small cell lung cancer. Dick graduated from the University of Maryland in 1950 and then worked for almost 29 years at the Washington Star in Washington DC.

Dick Heller sent the following tribute he wrote for the Washington Times.
Farewell to old friend

Dick Heller

"This was at a George Washington University football game in the 1960s, and beat writers Dick Slay of the Evening Star and Byron Roberts of The Washington Post were somewhat the worse for wear after a spirited spell of pregame guzzling. In those days, reporters and sports information directors "covered" for scribes who had partaken a bit too much."

For more on this lovely tribute to Dick Slay and Star sports, use the link below to go the Washington Times story.

Here is the link to the Death Notice in the Post.


Photo: Washington Post
Attribution: Washington Post, Washington Times 

"Dick was a wonderful man and a good, solid newspaper man.  When I was a basketball player at McLean High School, Dick came to our Opening Game in 1956-57 season. I was 16.  I believe he drank grasshoppers one night in Morgantown, West Virginia but I don't care to go into this matter." - Russ White 2009

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