Raymond F. Salerno

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Mr. Raymond F. Salerno
NORTH AUGUSTA, SC - Mr. Raymond F. Salerno, 79, of Silver Maple Drive, husband of Sara Bunch Salerno, entered into rest on Friday, August 8, 2014 at his residence.
His funeral service was held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Big Stevens Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Thomas Meador officiating. Interment followed in Pineview Memorial Park with full Military Honors.
Mr. Salerno moved here from Philadelphia in 1999. He was a member of Big Stevens Creek Baptist Church, a former deacon, long time church treasurer, Sunday school teacher, and a member of the choir. He was also a member of the Gideons International, retired as Lt. Col. from the US Army, and retired as the vice president from First Union Bank, which is now Wells Fargo.
Additional survivors include one brother-in-law, Paul Bunch; two nephews, David Bunch of North Augusta, SC, Dr. Christopher Salerno of New Jersey; one niece, Victoria Salerno O'Donnell of New Jersey; and several great nieces and nephews.
Active pallbearers were Johnny Ruffner, Jamie Beasley, Tom Plowden, Ray Brown, Dan Robinson, and Vernon Ball. Honorary pallbearers were the North Augusta / Edgefield Gideons and the church deacons.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday, August 11, 2014 from 6 until 8 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Big Stevens Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 1850 W. Martintown Road, North Augusta, SC 29860 or to the Gideons International, 3923 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30907.

Please visit the online register at www.rowlandfuneralhome.com
Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Aug. 13, 2014