Edward “Ed” A. Salentine, age 73 passed away unexpectedly on September 9th, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, Wisconsin from natural causes.
Ed was born in Elizabeth City County, Virginia on September 4, 1948 to the late Carl M. and Ella M. (Johnson) Salentine. Ed was a student at Appleton West High School, where he was a member of the Americanos Drum and Bugle Corps, which gave him the great pleasure of traveling and playing in many events and compititions. Upon graduting in 1967, Ed served in the United States Army from 1968-1970, where he earned a degree from the U. S. Army Engineering School in April of 1969. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Ed spent most of his working career at Neenah Foundry, until his retirement in 2011.
In his spare time, Ed enjoyed playing cribbage, chess, sheephead, reading, fishing and working on cars. He was also a supporter of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, INC., Disabled American Veterans and The Salvation Army – Fox Cities.
Ed is survived by numerous friends including Mary Smit, Joe (Sheila) Arnoldussen, Shawn Remington, Kevin Munger, their children and numerous other dear friends.
In addition to his parents, Ed is preceded in death by his partner for over 32 yrs., Barbara M. Porteous; friends, Carson Remington and Sharon Webster.
Inurnment with military honors will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11 AM at Riverside Cemetery, 714 N. Owaissa St., Appleton, WI.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Ed’s favorite charities.
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