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Peter John Saladino October 19, 1935 ~ July 08, 2019


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Peter John Saladino, 83, of West Melbourne, Florida went on to his eternal reward on Monday, July 8, 2019.

Peter, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, was born in Brooklyn, New York to Onofrio and Gaetana Saladino. He graduated from William E. Grady High School, and then he served in the United States Navy. While stationed in Naples, Italy, he met his wife of 62 years, Vicenza “Virginia” Saladino. After serving in the Navy, he worked as an aerospace engineer. He retired from Northrop Grumman after 33 years of service. In retirement, he enjoyed his hobbies, which included fishing, watercolor painting, riding his bicycle, and gardening.

Peter is survived by his four daughters, Susan Donato, Tinalouise Bissett, Loretta Ripoll, and Christine Saladino; grandchildren, John, Stephanie, Peter, Mark, Alisha, Courtney, Christopher and Matthew; great grandchildren, Addison and Callie; and two granddogs, Frisky and Millie.

As a Christ follower, Peter’s faith was immensely important to him. He demonstrated his faith by his love and care for his family and friends, his kind and generous spirit, and his gentle and humble demeanor.

A celebration of life service will be held at Calvary Chapel of Melbourne on July 26, 2019 at 1 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to World Vision or Calvary Chapel of Melbourne.


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Hazen René Rowe

July 11, 2019, 7:00 pm

We are so sorry for your loss and our hearts go out to the family with love and prayers. We will contribute to your requests. Know that your father is a wonderful person and we were grateful to have known him. The Rowe Family.

Pete Rudden

July 11, 2019, 7:05 pm

I worked with Pete duting his last fre years at Northrop Grumman, and fished with him on many occassions. I even remember you cooking a fish dinner for me & Larry. I was fortunate to know Pete as a friend.
My deepest sympathies.

Pete Rudden

DonNa Saladino

July 11, 2019, 9:30 pm

To the family of Peter Saladino, my heart felt condolences to you and your families about your loss. My uncle Peter was a wonderful man and he will be truly missed.

Desiray and Joe DeCiero

July 11, 2019, 10:47 pm

Dear Susan and Joe. Joe and I are very sorry for the loss of your father. Our prayers go out to you and your family.

Janine Peak

July 12, 2019, 7:17 am

Our deepest condolences to the Saladino family.
May you find peace in your memories and his legacy. God be with you all.

Larry Lutz

July 12, 2019, 9:28 am

Pete was my fishing buddy but most of all he was my friend. I will miss the times we spent at Sebastian Inlet fishing for snook in the fall. I have many of Pete’s art work hanging in my house that I will always cherish. He was the most honest and sincere person I ever met and I will miss him. God bless Pete’s family.

Do.ores McBride

July 12, 2019, 9:58 am

My brother was a truly unique person, full of life and fun, always smiling and joking and very verbal about his love for the Lord Jesus and his total commitment to his God and his family. He had many talents, and always sought perfection in whatever activity he was engaged in…no half measures for Peter! He loved and honored our parents in their old age, making many sacrifices to visit them on a regular basis. The beautiful birthday and Anniversary cards he sent our way, decorated with his lovely original paintings, will always be treasured by me, and the acrylic painting he did of 3 pelicans hangs on our bedroom wall, framed in gold leaf that he painstakingly applied himself. As I see it several times a day it will remind me of his faithful love, expressed in concrete ways, by phone calls, cards and meetings for lunch once a year when we were returning from our annual Daytona or Ormond Beach get-away. I will miss his warm and loving physical presence, but I KNOW where he is and I rejoice with him that he made it over the finish line with flying colors! Rest In Peace my dear brother. Enjoy the reward promised to those who put their trust in the Lord Jesus

Dolores McBride

July 12, 2019, 10:08 am

My heart goes out to you especially Virginia, his wife, joint believer, and companion for 62 years, the mother of his children, the keeper of his heart. May your rich memories sustain you in the days ahead and may all 4 of you, his beautiful daughters—Susan, Tinalouise, Christine and Loretta—be comforted by knowing how much he loved, enjoyed and cherished all of you
and the grandchildren you blessed him with, and that he walks with all of you in a different, yet even more powerful reality now. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Denise McKeever

July 12, 2019, 10:19 am

So many wonderful memories. The boat rides in Port Jefferson, the picnics at the park. He was a wonderful friend to my parents for over 50 years. My dad was so sad to learn of his passing. He was a great man.

Dave and Connie

July 12, 2019, 12:11 pm

We are so saddened at the loss of our brother. He always was ready to share the love of Christ. He was always asking about our children and grandchildren and prayed for them, and us. I know he is now with the Lord and will miss him. We loved him so very much. Rest In Peace brother.

Joseph Mullings

July 13, 2019, 11:29 am

I am truly sorry at the passing of Pete. We worked together at Grumman for years & then met with other retirees at the Suntree Country Club for our retiree luncheons. We always enjoyed being together, truly loved this man, will miss him. Virginia, can only wish you my heartfelt condolences. God bless.

Dave Berkman

July 13, 2019, 4:21 pm

Very sorry to hear. Pete fished with us and was the kindest guy in our group, was a pleasure to have known him. My prayers are with your whole family.
Dave Berkman

Phyllis Klish

July 14, 2019, 4:45 pm

Dear Virginia,
So sorry for your loss. I loved Pete as a neighbor and friend. We’ve gained another guardian angel in heaven. My prayers are with you.

Phyllis (Sullivan) Klish and Ed Klish

Reggie Parris

July 14, 2019, 7:43 pm

For Pete’s family my sincerest condolences on your loss. Although we both worked for Grumman, I only met Pete here in Melbourne. I have fond memories fishing with him and he was a good man who will be missed.

Vinny and Callie

July 19, 2019, 8:09 am

Out of the body – home with the Lord. Peter Saladino is alive where there is no more pain no more tears. All our thoughts and prayers of comfort for the family.

Loretta Hastings

July 29, 2019, 4:32 pm

I just realized I could leave a condolence here. My brother Peter was such a treasure. He was everything you could ask for in a brother. We have all been blessed by his life and love of family. I will keep always in my heart the sound of his laughter, his concern for all that concerned us, his willingness to connect with us by phone and in person when that was possible. His faith was foremost in his mind and life. I can’t ever remember having a conversation with him that the Lord was not mentioned. He made sure we talked for Holidays and birthdays and it was so evident that he loved and was proud of his children and grandchildren. I will treasure the beautiful cards with his paintings on them, sent faithfully for birthdays. And I will remember fondly the visit to his house where he shared his love of beauty in his garden, paintings, home decor, and the tender love he had for his wife and my sister in law Virginia. I will be forever grateful for his influence in my life and will miss his so much. But I know he is in Heaven and we will meet again. What a blessed comfort!

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