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Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA

OBITUARY

Charles H. Saltzman

July 1, 1940June 18, 2020

Charles Henry Saltzman, Jr., age 79, passed away peacefully at his home in Lynn on Thursday, June 18, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

He was the beloved husband of Carole (Lipson) Saltzman, with whom he shared almost 60 years of marriage.

Born in Lynn, MA on July 1, 1940, he was a son of the late Charles H. Saltzman, Sr. and Emily (Gagnon) Saltzman. Charles attended St. Mary’s High School, and following his graduation attended Salem State College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Education. He then went on to work as an English teacher for Breed Junior High School for 5 years, before making his home at Lynn English High School teaching senior English for over 35 years. While working as a teacher, Charles also found time to work part time for Shawmut Bank, which later became Bank of America, for 40 years.

Charles was beloved by so many in his community. Whether it was for his cunning sense of humor or his kindness and compassion in the classroom, he cared for all he met deeply. His students lovingly referred to him as “grandfather” or “chuck” instead of Mr. Saltzman. He also taught the CCD Confirmation Class for many years for St. Pius Church, and advised school trips to Italy and France. Charles was involved with Red & Gray Varsity as well as the Football Boosters, and was an advisor for the LEHS Cheerleading Team. When he had down time, he loved to read, play scrabble with his family, and spend time at his second home, his dream getaway, in Naples, Maine with his wife.

Along with his beloved wife, Charles is survived by his six children, Caroline LoPresti and her husband Lt. Anthony LoPresti of Saugus, Anne Roy and her husband Robert of Saugus, Christopher Saltzman of Swampscott, Charles Saltzman of Swampscott, Walter Saltzman of Lynn, and James Saltzman and his wife Christine of Bedford, NH; his 17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; his siblings, John Saltzman and Barbara Darisse; his sisters-in-law, Dolores Cassidy and her husband Robert, and Juanita Rich and her husband Walter, as well as many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Charles was the brother of the late Dorothy Harris, and William Saltzman.

Arrangements: Friends and family are welcome to call at the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, on Wednesday, June 24th from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. His Funeral Mass will be held at St. Pius Church, Lynn, at 12 p.m. Burial will follow at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charles’ honor to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

  • Burial

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Memories

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Donna Barbuzzi

June 26, 2020

I will always remember Mr Saltzman as kind and understanding.
I’m so sorry for your loss with his passing and I’m grateful a man like him was granted peace and love as he left you, you and he deserved that.

Joanne Jonah-Domeniconi

June 26, 2020

Rest In Peace Mr. Saltzman. I have fond memories of you with the LEHS Class of 1977.

Tom Darisse

June 25, 2020

Hello Aunt Carole,

My condolences on Uncle Charlie’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will forever remember Uncle Charlie especially when mom would bring Mike, Matt, and I to visit on those hot summer days!

Your nephew,

Tommy

Jamie Saltzman

June 24, 2020

Dad

Your departure fills us all with such great sorrow!

Jacquelyn Trainor

June 24, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends of Mr. Saltzman. I enjoyed having him as a teacher at Lynn English. He always made me laugh.

Henry Czarnecki

June 24, 2020

I attended Mr. Saltzman's English classes at LEHS. This fine teacher gave his students effective and powerful tools to assist us all of our lives. Stephen Crane's " The Red Badge Of Courage and John Knowles: A Separate Peace" were just a couple of the required reads in his class. We read them on our time, then he would discuss the material at length with us when we convened for class. He would point out various elements of the stories and writing styles that we likely missed, and is so doing, gave us a more wholesome perspective.
He was not one to tolerate indifference or horseplay in his class.
He saw to it that we actually learned. I hope to see Mr. Saltzman on the other side...where I'm fairly certain he will be. God keeps all good things safe on his hard drive...for recall at his appointed time.
Until then - rest well sir.. Your mission here is accomplished.

Karen Kerr (Robinson)

June 23, 2020

Mr. Saltzman was an excellent English teacher and influenced me in my love of English. I remember his giant, ancient dictionary from which he pulled weekly vocabulary. He was the last teacher I bid farewell to after graduation because it was so hard to say goodbye. My condolences to his family. He is fondly remembered.

Linda & Bob Giarla

June 23, 2020

Dear Carol and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We remember many laughs in your company, and with Bob and Dolores. We remember the years that we were all camping at four seasons, when our children were small. At their beach, I thought Charlie had the best tan. He told me it was because he used baby oil!
Rest in peace Charlie. I bet you are making the angels laugh! Carol you are in our prayers.

Paul Saltzman

June 23, 2020

I knew Charles dad, Uncle Charlie. I am sorry to have never know his son and his family. You seem to be an amazing group. I wish you all the best at this time.

LaShawne Long Myles

June 23, 2020

He was a funny and direct teacher. So sorry to hear that he has passed.

FROM THE FAMILY