Stanetsky Memorial Chapels

475 Washington Street, Canton, MA


Richard Stevens Saloman

August 28, 1952October 8, 2019

Richard Stevens Saloman of Sharon, MA entered into rest on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at the age of 67.

Loving son of the late Abraham and Esther (Goldner) Saloman. Beloved husband of Joni (Trushin) Saloman. Devoted father of Syd Saloman and Randi Saloman. Loving brother of Ronald Saloman and his wife Sybil, Josef Saloman and his wife Susan, Charles Saloman and his late wife Michelle, Berta Ann Greenblatt and her husband Gordon and the late Ruth Dorfman.

Born in Brookline, the youngest of six children, he attended the Devotion School and Shaw Preparatory high school. Immediately thereafter, he apprenticed with a master jeweler, learning how to design, fabricate, and repair jewelry—ultimately becoming a master jeweler himself. He and Joni, his wife of 47 years, built a thriving jewelry business in Sharon, where the couple raised their two children. He was an avid motorcyclist, an ingenious problem solver, and a fixer of anything. He was devoted to his cats, Pebbles and Rex, and before them Karma. His children and his wife consider him the greatest blessing of their lives.

Funeral services will be held at the Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 475 Washington Street, Canton, MA on Friday, October 11th at 12 Noon, with burial to follow at Newton Cemetery, 791 Walnut Street, Newton, MA.

Memorial observance will be on Sunday, October 13th from 10AM to 7PM at the Four Points Sheraton, Route 1, Norwood, MA.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org/ donate.


  • Funeral Service Friday, October 11, 2019


Richard Stevens Saloman

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Nancy Dubin

October 13, 2019

Dear Joni,
I will miss him dearly. He was the kindest, nicest and most honest person .His work was impeccable . He was one of a kind.
Please except my deepest and sincere sympathy to you and your lovely family.
Nancy Dubin

Maria Tollefson

October 10, 2019

This is such sad news! Joni and family, my deepest condolences. Such artistry and talent, a gift to the town and all who came your way. Will keep you all in my prayers.

Barbara and Arthur Miller

October 10, 2019

Dearest Joni and Family, Arthur and I are so saddened to hear about Richie. We loved seeing you both when we came into the shop. He will be sorely missed.

Nancy Desrochers

October 10, 2019

I am so very sorry to hear of Rich's passing. He has been a Sharon icon since I moved here in the 1990's, and I and my family always looked forward to expert advice, friendly conversation and, of course, a candy from the jar.

He will be missed.