Lorraine Leitch

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Lorraine Leitch MT. PLEASANT - Lorraine Salvo Leitch, 88, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, widow of Thomas H. Leitch, entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 11, 2013, at Hospice of Charleston in Mt. Pleasant. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:00 PM with Catholic Vigil beginning at 5:00 PM on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Chapel. Liturgy of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM, Friday, February 15, 2013 at Christ Our King Catholic Church with burial following at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens, Mt. Pleasant, SC. Born Nov. 4, 1924, in Charleston, SC, Lorraine was the daughter of Victor Albert Salvo, Sr., and Katherine Lynch Salvo. She was a member of Christ Our King Catholic Church. A 1942 graduate of Memminger High School, Charleston, SC, Lorraine met her husband Tommy on a blind date. Realizing they were meant for each other, she accepted his proposal made on The Battery and was married in 1947. After a few years, they moved to the Groves in Mt. Pleasant, where they raised their three daughters and made lifelong friends in the neighborhood. Active in the Groves Civic Club, the P.T.A., the Girl Scouts, Lorraine also helped found the East Cooper School. Throughout their lives together, their social life was happy and full. In 1978, Lorraine lost her beloved Tommy. Thanks to the support of her brother and sister-in-law, Lorraine eventually resumed her social life. An avid Citadel Bulldog fan, Lorraine retired from The Citadel in 1985 after 15 years in the Recruiting Office. She was a past member of the Does (Elks Auxiliary), the Charleston Rifle Club Auxiliary, and was a current member of O.L.O.P.S. In recent years, she thoroughly enjoyed her bridge club/therapy sessions. She is survived by her much-loved daughters: Kathy Leitch; Becky Leitch; and Lori Leitch Nagumo and her husband Masayuki; her precious granddaughters Jada and Tommi Nagumo; and her faithful grand-dog Toddy, all of Mt. Pleasant. She is also survived by her beloved sister Nancy Salvo Kruger and her husband Louis of Isle of Palms, and many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved, with a special place in her heart for her niece Linda Utsey Hoose, whose love and support over the past year has been invaluable. Predeceased family members include her sisters Mary Salvo Utsey and Ursula Salvo Kaiser; her brother Victor Albert Salvo, Jr.; and her dear friend and sister-in-law Peggy C. Salvo. The family kindly requests for memorials to be made to Hospice of Charleston, 4975 Lacross Rd., STE 200, North Charleston, SC 29406. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.mcalister-smith.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1133 RIFLE RANGE RD, MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464 (843) 884-3833. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Feb. 14, 2013