Claude James Salisbury Jr.

May 20, 1931October 23, 2012

Claude James Salisbury, Jr. Williamston, Michigan . Claude James Salisbury Jr. was born May 20, 1931 in Williamston, Michigan and went to his heavenly home October 23, 2012, at the age of 81. Claude was the son of Claude Sr. and Irene (McMahon) Salisbury.

Claude graduated from Williamston High School, served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, and went on to work at General Motors where he retired from after 40 years of service.

Claude was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Sr. and Irene; brothers, Earl (Delpha) Salisbury, Clare (Burlene) Salisbury; sisters, Edna (Dave) Danieli, Doris Gottschalk, and Ruth Salisbury. Claude is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alda (Fox) Salisbury; daughter, Sheila Salisbury; sons, Gary (Jackie) Salisbury and Craig (Cira) Salisbury; and four grandchildren; Mike (Amy) Salisbury, Carlos Salisbury, Briana Salisbury, and Wes (Sabrina) Salisbury.

The family will receive friends at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, Williamston Chapel, 205 E. Middle St. Williamston on Thursday, October 25, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, with Rosary being prayed at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, 10 a.m., October 26, 2012 at St Mary Catholic Church, 157 High St. Williamston, MI, with the Rev. Peter J. Clark, officiating. The Rite of Committal will be held following the Funeral Mass at Mt. Calvary Cemetery with military honors. Those desiring may make contributions to St Mary Catholic Church, 157 High St. Williamston, MI 48895


  • Funeral Mass Friday, October 26, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, October 24, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Claude James Salisbury Jr.

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bill monroe

October 26, 2012

gary and jackie , we were so sorry to hear about your loss. you will be in our prayers in the coming weeks, as you go through the grieving process. if there is any thing that we can do, please let us know.

bill and vicky monroe

Barbara Ayen (Lechler)

October 26, 2012

Dear Sheila,So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

October 26, 2012

Dear Godmother, I was planning to be there in your time of grief. But, the weather has changed and made it hard for me to do so. You are in my thoughts and prayers always. Let the kids know that I am thinking of them aswell. With much love, Mike and family.

October 25, 2012

Very sorry to hear of the loss of Jr. I have alot of fond memories of him & his smile. Sorry but due to health problems I will be unable to make it down. My prayers with the family. Charlotte Tyler Allen(Atlanta, MI)

Scott Eavey

October 25, 2012

Gary and Jackie, I am very sorry for your loss of your great father Claude (Slug). Slug had a heart of gold and was a friend of mine.I had a bacon sandwich today in honor of the Slug. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Your friends, Scott, Karen, Rachel, Peter, Kellie and Brian Eavey

Gary Whiting

October 25, 2012

Worked with your father many years at Oldsmobile,years ago i cut a tree down for him,God bless.

October 25, 2012

Gary and Family,
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your Father, and fully understand the empty feeling that it creates. I don't believe that I ever met him here at GM, but knowing you I'm sure that we would have had a lot in common.
I know that we can never really find the right words, or things say in a time like this but I just wanted you all to know that the man upstairs will get you through it and we are thinking about all of you as well.
Your Old Friend,
Scott Britton

Odell Cloyce

October 25, 2012

Claude was a very close friend of mine, went to school with him for 12 years, Claude volunteer to go in the Army with me in 1951 during the Korean War, hoping to be together for two years, instead we were together for only a week. We got together two years later after we were discharged. Gone but not forgotten.

Lorraine Disbrow

October 25, 2012

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.