Nick J. Salamone Jr., 92

SEPT. 13, 1919-DEC. 8, 2011

December 08, 2011
  • Salamone

Nick J. Salamone Jr., 92, of Keedysville, Md., passed peacefully from this life early Thursday morning, Dec. 8, 2011.

Born Sept. 13, 1919, in Marlowe, W.Va., he was the son of the late Nick and Congetta A. (Fontaine) Salamone. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth (Sug) Salamone, in 1974.

Nick was a 1939 graduate of Martinsburg High School in Martinsburg, W.Va.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

In Nick's early career, he worked for Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown, Md. Afterward, he worked for Mack Trucks in Hagerstown, retiring in 1982.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge 191 in Brunswick, Md., and the Western Maryland Sportsman's Club in Williamsport, Md.

He attended the Hagerstown First Church of God on Rosehill Avenue.

Nick is survived by three children, Sonja and her husband, Donald Lemaster, of Martinsburg, Sherry and her husband, Leroy, of Keedysville, and Gregory Salamone and his wife, Sharon, of Sharpsburg, Md.; four nieces, Carolyn Caldwell, Mildred Sulser, Sharon Knapp and Teresa Orrison; three grandchildren, Gregory Salamone Jr. and his fiancee, Heather, of Martinsburg, Courtney Martz of Orlando, Fla., and Scott Salamone, and his wife, Kelly. Scott is presently serving his country with the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Jacksonville, Fla. In addition, Nick is survived by one great-granddaughter, Alexis Salamone, of Martinsburg; three stepgrandchildren, Tony and his wife, Beth, Andy, and Kristen and her husband, Robert; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Olivia, Aden and Nathan; and special friends, Thelma and Lynn Strite.

In addition to his parents and wife, Nick was preceded in death by five sisters, Josephine, Margarite, Catherine, Mildred and Rose.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, Md. The Rev. David Sword will officiate. Final resting place ceremonies will follow at Samples Manor Cemetery near Sharpsburg.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Nick's memory to the National Kidney Foundation, Heaver Plaza, 1301 York Road, Suite 404, Lutherville, MD 21093.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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