DOVER - Joseph Morrison Salsbury, Jr. passed away on December 5, 2012 surrounded by his family.
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Joe was born in 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, son of Emily Kimmel Appel and Joseph Morrison Salsbury, Sr. He graduated from Shadyside Academy in Pittsburgh in 1951 and from the University of Pennsylvania in 1955. Joe settled in California, where he married Julia Macartney in 1963.
Joe and Julia owned and operated the Meriden Country Store in New Hampshire for 30 years. During much of this time Joe served as Postmaster in Meriden, where he was also active in the Congregational Church and choir, the Meriden Players and the Bird Club.
Joe and Julia retired to Fearrington Village, N.C. in 1998 where he was active with the Fearrington Swim and Croquet Club, the Christ United Methodist Church and choir and was a volunteer at UNC Medical Center.
Joe and Julia moved to the Maple Suites retirement community in Dover in 2011
Joe was passionate about music and theater and could often be found with his family in the kitchen.
Family members include his wife, Julia; son Michael and his wife Lynnlae, of California, son Mark and his wife Connie of Maryland, daughter Karen and her husband Ric Moore of Washington state, son Joe and wife Janet of Dover, New Hampshire, grandchildren Becky, Heather, Rivers and Jesse and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe's name to the ASPCA, or a
Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 8, 2012 at Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home, 655 Central Ave., Dover, N.H. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. To sign our online guest book, please go to www.purdyfuenralservice.com.
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Published in Fosters from Dec. 7 to Dec. 10, 2012
Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home
655 Central Avenue Dover, NH 03820