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SHREVEPORT, LA - Judge Edmond Cunningham Salassi died on January 23, 2013 in Shreveport, in the presence of his family. He was born September 5, 1933 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from ST. John's High School as the Salutatorian. He attended Georgetown University, Tulane University, and graduated from Centenary College in Shreveport. He received his LLB degree from Tulane Law School. He practiced law in the firm of Jones, Walker, Waechter, Carrere, & Denegre in New Orleans before being appointed a Federal Administrative Law Judge. Judge Salassi moved to Shreveport, continuing to serve as a Law Judge until retirement. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi and Omicron Delta Kappa. He was a member of American, LA and Shreveport Bar Associations and New Orleans Country club, and a longtime member of the Pickwick club and several carnival Krews in New Orleans, the Ozark society in Shreveport and many mountain climbing groups. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Beatrice and Fletcher Cunningham of Shreveport, LA., Mr. and Mrs. Gerard O Salassi, of Slidel, LA., his father and Step-mother Edmond Abels Salassi and Gladys Eddins Salassi of Baton Rouge, his mother Kathryn Elizabeth Cunningham Salassi of Shreveport, LA., and sister, Gladys Odell Salassi. He is survived by his three children, Margaret Anne Bird, Kathryn Elisabeth Abney and Edmond Cunningham Salassi, Jr., seven grandchildren and one sister Susan George of Slidell, LA. Private family services will be held.
Edmond's family would like to extend gratitude to the excellent care of the nurses, doctors and sitters at Willis Knighton. The family suggests that memorials may be made to Ozark Society, P.O. Box 3503 Little Rock, AR. 72203.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home
1815 Marshall Street Shreveport, LA 71101
Published in Shreveport Times on Jan. 26, 2013