Albert Anthony Saltalamachea
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Albert Anthony Saltalamachea Albert Anthony Saltalamachea, age 67, of Bluffton, S.C. died May 30, 2017. Mr. Saltalamachea was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 15, 1950, the son of Cuban immigrants Enrique Jose Saltalamachea and Argelia Eufemia Saltalamachea. He lived a hard and well-fought sixty-seven years; he overcame an impoverished upbringing, enlisted with the United States Navy to serve his country during the Vietnam War, and went on to earn a Master of Science at Central Michigan University as he continued a long and successful career in industrial management and logistics. In retirement he was happy to be able to truly enjoy what he loved most: Cuban music, cooking, dancing, and his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and mother; brothers Enrique Saltalamachea and Charles Saltalamachea; and sister Argelia Malandrino. Surviving him are his eldest son Michael Saltalamachea, daughter-in-law Jessica Day, and granddaughter Margaret Saltalamachea; son Matthew Saltalamachea; daughter Angela Kirby, son-in-law Drew Kirby, and grandchildren Kayla Kirby (Mooney) and Andrew Kirby, youngest son Mason Saltalamachea; and nieces and nephews Ricardo Saltalamachea, Linda Krute, Vincent Malandrino, Deanna Longo, and Gina Giordano. Caballero noble y parco, me ense¤aste a luchar. Aspirando siempre a lo m s alto y a mis sue¤os no renunciar.

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Published in The Island Packet on Jun. 9, 2017.
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May 30, 2020
Al,

You left this world three years ago today and you are missed and thought of so often. I miss our friendship. Please know how much you are loved.

Debbie
Debbie DeCola
Friend
May 15, 2020
Al,

Happy Birthday Al, today you would have been 70 !

Missing you always,

Love, Debbie

Debbie DeCola
Friend
May 31, 2019
Al, It's been two years and I have missed you every day. Love you my friend, Debbie
Debbie DeCola
May 20, 2019
Al, I was thinking of you on your birthday, as I do every day. I miss your emails, I miss your calls, and...I miss you. Our friendship was so special to me. Happy Birthday my dear friend. Love, Debbie
Debbie DeCola
Friend
May 30, 2018
Al,

You left us a year ago today. Thinking of you,remembering our friendship, and missing you always...

Love,
Debbie
Debbie De Cola
May 15, 2018
Al,

Happy Birthday my dear friend. I miss you every single day.

Love,
Debbie
Debbie De Cola
March 22, 2018
He was a great teacher and friend.
Luther Wilder
Friend
January 9, 2018
Thinking of Salty today. I made this page permanent for him and his children.
William VanVeKoven
September 14, 2017
Salty and I met on board the USS America in July of 1972 when I checked into RVAH-6. He treated me like his younger brother (I was 18 in 1972) trained me in Supply under Chief English. I have never forgotten him and the patience he showed in teaching me my job. I have been thinking about him quite a bit recently and intended to contact him to say Hello. I waited too long. From the information I have been able to locate online about him, he has lived a very good life and was very successful. I am proud to have known him and call him my friend.

William VanVeKoven (Van aka Dutch)
William VanVeKoven
Served In The Military Together
June 13, 2017
June 10, 2017
Michael, Matthew, Angela and Mason,

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad. He was a very special man and a dear friend. The four of you were truly his pride and joy. He also loved his daughter-in-law Jess and son-in-law Drew and spoke of them often. Then there were the grand babies...Kayla, AJ and Maggie, you were the loves of his life. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

God bless you,
Debbie De Cola
Debbie De Cola
June 10, 2017
Al,
Since we met 12 years ago, we have been in contact almost every day. We shared each others lives, good, bad, happy and sad. You were there every day when my Mom was leaving this world. I counted the days with you as you became "Pop-Pop". You often gave me advise and sometimes you asked it of me. Often we disagreed but through it all, we remained friends. We shared pics of our grand babies, our pets, culinary concoctions, your latest inventions and beautiful gardens. I always admired and respected you. I often told you that you were a "Worldly Man". You were one of the most intelligent/wise men I have ever known. You were so accomplished, charming, often very ornery and...oh so lovable. Al, you were always there...just an email or phone call away. I can't believe you are really gone. I sure don't know what I am going to do without you and I feel so sad that I did not get a chance to say "Goodbye." Instead I will say "So long for now, my dear friend. We will meet again someday." You recently wrote that you "felt at peace" and for that, I am grateful. I am trying to feel peaceful too but right now the world just seems empty without you in it. I love you Al and I will miss you every day for the rest of my life. I picture you now standing by the beautiful sea that you loved so much. Rest in peace my friend.
Love, Debbie
Debbie De Cola
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