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Charles Franklin Salt Jr. (1924 - 2013)

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Charles Franklin Salt, Jr.

GRANVILLE: Charles Franklin Salt, Jr., age 89, formerly of Bexley, OH and Westerville, OH passed away at Kendal at Granville in Granville, Ohio on October 1, 2013.

Charles (Chuck) was born in Columbus, OH on June 30, 1924 to Charles and Genevieve (Bradley) Salt, who preceded him in death. Chuck's wife, Alice Schacht Salt, and two brothers, David G. Salt and Thomas P. Salt, also preceded him in death.

Chuck was a 1948 graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio where he majored in physics. He was a World War II veteran and served in the Army Air Corps as a meteorologist in the United States and the Philippines from 1943 to 1946. After his marriage, he initially worked at Battelle Memorial Institute as an electrical engineer and later was a co-owner of Salt Brothers Hardware Company in Columbus. His parents were charter members of Bexley United Methodist Church, and he was a member there since his childhood. He was a longtime visitor to Mohonk Mountain House in the Shawangunk Mountains near New Paltz, NY and was a generous benefactor to its neighbor, the Mohonk Preserve, a large nature sanctuary.

Chuck is survived by his children, Betsy Salt and Jeffrey Salt; grandchildren, Megan Salt and Colin Salt; brother, William Bradley Salt (Shirley Betz Salt); and sisters-in-law, Janet Salt and Emily LeBaron; as well as several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

A memorial service followed by a reception will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Bexley United Methodist Church, 2657 E. Broad St., Bexley, Ohio 43209. Rev. E. Cary Simonton, Rev. Johna Curle and Rev. Dorothea Maloney will officiate. Private interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.

The family suggests that contributions be made to Bexley United Methodist Church or to the Salt Family Endowment at the Mohonk Preserve, P.O. Box 715, New Paltz, New York 12561.

Arrangements by Schoedinger Midtown Chapel. Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Published in the Advocate from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4, 2013
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