OBITUARY

Charles A Saletta Jr.

October 12, 1943May 11, 2013
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Charles Anthony Saletta, Jr. ("Tony"), 69, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on May 11th, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. Tony was born in Evansville, IN to Charles and Edith Saletta. He graduated from Reitz Memorial High School in 1961 and the United States Air Force Academy in 1965. Tony also served during the Vietnam conflict. After leaving active duty Tony continued to serve his country as an Air Force Reservist until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel after 28 years of total service. After leaving active duty, Tony attended Harvard University and was awarded a Masters Degree in Architecture. He also earned a Master's degree in Business from Vanderbilt University. Tony was a licensed architect who worked for the military as well as in the civilian sector. He was always willing to help his friends and family and will be remembered for his kindness and generosity. His eclectic taste in music will always be remembered, as will his famous lasagna and love of animals. Tony is survived by his wife of 43 years Anne, sister Gaetana, daughter Jessamyn and her husband Henry, and several uncles, aunts, and cousins.

In accordance with Tony's wishes he will be interred with full military honors at the United States Air Force Academy at a later date. The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to Saint Mary's Food Bank or Hospice Of The Valley.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 18th, 2013 at 10:30 AM at A.L. Moore Grimshaw Mortuary, 710 W. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix, AZ.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 18, 2013
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Charles A Saletta Jr.

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May 17, 2013

Anne, I am saddened by your loss of a wonderful husband and father. My thoughts and prayers will be with you as you grieve and recover from this emotional time in your life. I am sure as time passes, you will find comfort in all your memories and in the support of friends and family. Tony lived a very full life with many contributions to society and the military. May peace be with him, you, Jessamyn and Henry.
Susan Vitus

Diana Boyd

May 16, 2013

Anne,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. So very sorry for your loss. Remembering you always.

May 16, 2013

Ann.......so sorry for your loss..... Jeff Smith

Jose And Patricia Lopez

May 16, 2013

Anne, Jessamyn,and Henry Our deepest Sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Love you

Frank and Elaine Brown

May 16, 2013

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jose And Patricia Lopez

May 16, 2013

Anne And Jessamyn Our deepest sympathies. I keep you in my prayers. Take comfort in your fond memories of Tony. May he rest in peace with love

Debra Shawver

May 16, 2013

Dearest Anne, my deepest sympathies! I am sending you my deepest love and prayers for you and Jessamyn. If there is ANYTHING you need call! Deb Shawver

May 15, 2013

Jessamyn,My thoughts and prayers are
with you and your family.
Emily Klapper

Thomas H Fickas

May 15, 2013

Anne, As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Tony, you and your family are in my prayers.

Stephen Mattingly

May 15, 2013

So sorry to hear of the death of my childhood friend and classmate Tony. We both lived on Gum St and went to school at Christ the King elementary and Reitz Memorial High School. We played numerous ball games, shared many adventures and misadventures. I particularly remember building Soap Box Derby racers in his basement. These memories will always be fondly treasured. Steve Mattingly.