IN MEMORIAM: Sarah Wiggin Slater

by Jane Ahrens

Sarah Wiggin Slater 65, of Cambridge, passed away on March 8, 2017 after a courageous 10 year battle with breast cancer. Sarah was the daughter of John E. Slater and Nancy McVickar.

Ms. Slater grew up in New Canaan, CT, and Tuxedo Park, NY. She attended Concord Academy, graduated from Cornell University, and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. She was a successful media executive at Time Magazine before joining WGBH where she was Director of Business Development.

In her spare time, she enjoyed playing tennis, hanging out at the beach, listening to the Grateful Dead and the Beatles, and spending time with her children. She is survived by her three children: John Slater Brauns, Colin Stewart Brauns, and Elizabeth Randolph Brauns. She is also survived by her brothers, Nathanael Slater and Gifford Slater, and by her mother, Nancy McVickar. Service to be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Cancer Genetics Program, which is run by Dr. Judy Garber – Sarah’s oncologist for over a decade. Checks may be mailed to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, D-1123, Boston, MA 02215. Donations may also be made online by clicking here: Make a Gift. Under Area of Greater Need, please choose “Cancer Prevention Fund” so the dollars reach Sarah’s oncologist.

View the online memorial for Sarah Wiggin SLATER

Published in The Boston Globe on March 19, 2017

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