ARTHUR E. SALAS Arthur E. Salas, born October 1, 1934 passed away peacefully on February 10, 2014 in California of heart failure. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Margaret Salas, and older brother, Albert. Arthur was raised in Santa Fe and was a graduate of Santa Fe High School. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army and was selected to be a part of Special Services. He toured throughout Europe entertaining our troops. He served a Master of Ceremonies, as well as performing as a stand up comedian and impersonator. At the conclusion of his military service, he returned to California where he enrolled at Santa Monica City College majoring in theatre arts and business. He performed in local theaters and coffee houses. After graduating from college he moved to Mexico City to continue his love of the theater. He had success performing in numerous plays and soap operas. After more than a year, missing family and friends, he returned home to southern California. Art established a career in sales and eventually became general sales manager of southern California's largest auto dealership. Art will be greatly missed by his wife, Maria, of San Juan Capistrano, CA; his step-children, Sean and Michelle; his brother, Joe Salas and wife Helen; sister, Margaret Gill and husband Fred; his many nephews and nieces, cousins, and friends. His wonderful sense of humor and his love of family and life will last in our hearts forever. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 27 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Santuario de Guadalupe, 417 Agua Fria Street, followed by internment at National Cemetery at 11:15. A reception for family and friends will immediately follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Center.
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2014