Louis Peter Saless Jr.

31 March, 19348 January, 2021

Louis Peter Saless, Jr, age 86, of Marietta, GA, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He was born on March 31, 1934 in Elizabeth, NJ. Mr. Saless was a United States Navy Veteran and served his country faithfully. He was a faithful member of Christ Episcopal Church in Kennesaw. Louis worked for ATT as an engineer for many years. In his free time he loved to coach and watch soccer as well as go on cruises. Louis was instrumental in many people’s lives through starting soccer leagues in Georgia, as well as the first female league. Mr. Saless was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his father, Louis Peter Saless, Sr. and step mother, Helen Knox Saless, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Maxine Ann Rowland Saless.

Louis is survived by his loving children; daughter, Deborah ‘Debbi’ Diaz of Woodstock, GA, son; Peter and his wife, Tracy Saless of Tuscaloosa, AL; grandchildren, Christine and her husband Jeremy Webb of Woodstock, GA, Matthew Audie of Philadelphia, PA, Andrew Saless of Tuscaloosa, AL, Michele Diaz of Woodstock, GA; great grandchild, Tristan Webb of Woodstock, GA; and a step brother, Al and his wife Dee Knox of NJ.

Private services and Inurnment will take place at a later date with the United States Navy providing military honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that memorial donations be made to the American Legion Post 160 in Smyrna, GA in loving memory of Mr. Saless.

To leave online condolences for the family, please feel free to visit our website.

Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Saless.


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Louis Peter Saless Jr.

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Irene Stannard

21 January 2021

I knew Lou for 45 years. We were neighbors. I remember when I was a teen ager how he gave us a lecture on making sure your socks are dry at all times. It is because of this that I carry a fresh pair of socks with me when I go hiking. It has come in handy! Thanks Lou! You will be missed.
Irene Stannard

Sherman Bruce

15 January 2021

Dear Saless Family:
Thank you for Louis's service to our Country and for his continued service to our Country with The American Legion, Post 160. "You have completed your final watch Seaman, now rest in peace."
If I may be of service to the family, please let me know.

Chaplain Sherman Bruce
The American Legion, Post 160 Smyrna
c 770-826-1621

Michael Barry

14 January 2021

I’m very saddened to hear of Lou’s passing. I lived next door to him for 16 years and had many great conversations with him by the fence. May God rest his soul and comfort his family.

Wade Lnenicka

14 January 2021

The Members of American Legion Post 160 in Smyrna offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of this great Navy Veteran. Louis is fondly remembered here. We wish Louis fair winds and a following sea. RIP sir.

Wade S. Lnenicka
American Legion Post 160

Rob Herfurth

13 January 2021

He was a wonderful neighbor and always enjoyed sitting and visiting with him for a while, he was always willing to lend a tool if I need it Or give a ride if I needed it. One time he came and picked me up when my truck broke down no questions asked no hesitation.
He would always come out and visit with us when we were out in the yard. Had lots of fun with Maxine and Lou, and our other neighbors at our UNO games. He will be missed in our neighborhood. Rob and Eva

Paul Terry

13 January 2021

My sympathies and thoughts go out to the entire Saless family during this time.

Tim Tarver

12 January 2021

Hello, Peter My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father, May God continue to bless you and your family doing this difficult time. Tim Tarver

Cathy VanHeirseele

11 January 2021


I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls at this difficult time.

Cathy VanHeirseele
MEAG Power

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