Mark A. Salwitz

Mark A. Salwitz 'Sal' of Coatesville Mark A. Salwitz , "Sal", 54, passed away suddenly at home on Friday, April 26, 2013. Born in Bryn Mawr and raised in Broomall, he was the beloved son of the late John and Gilda Salwitz. He was a graduate of Marple-Newtown High School. Sal is survived by his wife of six years, Kathleen Rettinger Salwitz. He was not only a loving husband, but a wonderful father to Tiffany A. Johnson, her fiance Jeff Stair, Stephanie A. Meraklis and Greg Navarro. He is also survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Lee Salwitz. Sal had many passions in life, but his true loves were cooking and gardening. He made every holiday, birthday, and family dinner special with his inventive dishes and his memorable homemade cakes. His garden was always beautifully cultivated year after year. He spent hours perfecting every detail, and was always so proud of his creations that everyone enjoyed. He also had a knack for story telling, as he could paint a vivid picture with just a few words. Sal was once self-employed as a shoemaker which was not only a profession, but a lifelong hobby. He most recently was a restaurant manager at Ron's Original Bar & Grille, where he happily worked for Ron Inverso, a great friend for over 30 years. A celebration of Sal's life will be will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, the fourth of May. It will take place at his home at 1195 East Kings Highway, Coatesville, 19320. Friends and family are welcome. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Sal cherished every moment of his life. If you ever received a hug from Sal, you knew he meant it with all of his heart. He will be dearly remembered for his infectious smile and the love he had for his family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kathleen Salwitz, c/o Ron's Original Bar & Grille, 64 E. Uwchlan Ave., Suite 220, Exton, PA 19341.

Published in The Daily Local on May 1, 2013