St. Raymond's

Francis R. Slay
3:14 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

Francis R. Slay remembered as the "fiber" of his community

Pallbearers accompany the casket of Francis R. Slay outside St. Raymond's Maronite Cathedral in St. Louis on March 21, 2011.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

For 35 years, Francis R. Slay held court every Wednesday at the banquet hall at St. Raymond's Maronite Cathedral, just south of downtown.

On Monday, hundreds gathered in the Cathedral's pews to pay honor to a man the Cathedral's bishop, Robert Shaheen, called the "fabric" of St. Raymond's.

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