NEW YORK--Alfred Slaner, 77, former president of Kayser-Roth Corp., died Thursday morning at the Sarah Neuman Nursing Home, Mamaroneck, N.Y., following a 13-year battle with Alzheimer's disease. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, Madison Avenue and 81st Street. The veteran apparel executive began his career in 1939 when he joined the Chester H. Roth Hosiery Co., the predecessor to Kayser-Roth Corp. Slaner held various executive positions with the company for nearly 40 years until his retirement in 1976. Survivors include his wife, Luella; three daughters, and five grandchildren.
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