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Edward A. Salter

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Edward A. Salter Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Edward A. Salter, 72, of Harrisburg and formerly of Mechanicsburg and Chambersburg, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by his loving family, January 21, 2013 in the Harrisburg Hospital. He was born on August 4, 1940 in Chambersburg, the son of the late Alvin B. "Pappy" and Elizabeth (Keltner) "Betty" Salter. He was a 1958 graduate of Chambersburg High School, a 1962 graduate of Dickinson College and brother of the Theta Chi fraternity. A proud U.S. Army Infantryman and a Veteran of the Vietnam War he was an active member of American Legion Harrisburg North Post 1001. He was former employee of the Johnson and Johnson Company and the Paul Revere Insurance Company. In his retirement he was an avid golfer. His love for the game of basketball was expressed as a 25-year IAABO college women's basketball official and most recently as a basketball coach for the Susquenita Middle School Boy's Basketball team. A generous and loving man, father, grandfather, and brother he is survived by his companion Trudy Capazo, daughter Margaret A. (Brooke Rhodes) Salter, son Colonel David E. (Charlene) Salter, and six grandchildren: Meghan Morrison, Andrew Morrison, Margot Salter, Sydney Salter, Alyssa Rhodes, and Brooke Rhodes, his brother Charles K. (Dianne) Salter, and seven nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 27, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 225 S. Second Street, Chambersburg with the Rev. Dr. Dianne B. Salter officiating, and preceded by an informal gathering time with family. Visitation will be held Sunday January 27, 2013, 2 to 4 p.m. at Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home, 3125 Walnut Street, Harrisburg. Burial will be Monday, January 28, 2013, at 1:00pm at the Indiantown Gap Cemetery, 54 Indiantown Gap Road, Annville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Humane Society of Harrisburg. Alternately, in recognition of his generous nature, random acts of kindness for family, friends and strangers are encouraged. To send condolences to the Salter family please visit HetrickBitner.com

Published in Public Opinion on Jan. 24, 2013
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