Sunday, November 11, 2007

[UPDATE: These pictures were taken in August 2004. Duncan is holding a six-month old Amelie and they are standing with Grandfather Salada in his home in Cadyville, NY.]

Last Monday, Duncan's grandfather, Maurice Victory Salada, passed away. Today would have been his 89th birthday. For the story behind his name, click here. He is Linus' namesake. Here's the text from his obituary:

Maurice Victory Salada

Maurice Victory Salada, 88, a resident of the DuBois Nursing Home, formerly of Cadyville, N.Y., died Monday in DuBois.
Born Nov. 11, 1918, in DuBois, he was the son of the late Isaac J. and Florence Gray Salada.
He was a veteran, having served as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Air Force and the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He was a bomber pilot during World War II and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. He was Deputy Commander of the 306 Bombardment Group and the Commander of the 368 Bombardment Squadron, both in 1944.
He earned a bachelor's degree in education from Lock Haven State Teacher's College and a master of public administration degree from Columbia University.
He served as the principal at Saranac Central School in Saranac, N.Y. from 1957-1980, before retiring.
He is survived by two sons, Maurice R. Salada of Solon, Ohio, and Michael C. Salada of Galesburg, Mich.; one daughter, Desiree E. Salada of Ottawa, Canada; one brother, W. Thomas Salada of DuBois; one sister, Sara Belle Salsgiver of DuBois; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ruben Salada and Isaac Salada; and three sisters: Elizabeth Woomer, Joanne Jackson and Anzilla Salada.
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SALADA: Maurice Victory, DuBois Nursing Home, died Nov. 5, 2007. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home in DuBois. A Ritual Service by members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Ron Lindahl officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the DuBois Area Honor Guard. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

©Courier-Express/Tri-County 2007

He was a delightful man and he will be missed by many. I'm thankful to have known him.


Anonymous said...

We're sorry to hear about Duncan's grandfather. The family will be in our prayers.

chrissie k said...

We were just watching the final clip of WAR (Ken Burns, WWII) documentary and I was in tears thinking of the men who fought and how quickly that generation of quite a story is fading. We are thinking and praying too. Blessings!