Myrtle Salonich, 82 passed away Monday, March 5, 2018. She was born April 13, 1935 in Liberty, NY to the late Albert and Myrtle Lippelt. Myrtle is predeceased by her husband, Alexander Salonich; siblings, Hilda, Albert (Sonny), Bertha, Caroline, Clarence (Herb), Henry, Raymond and John. She also is predeceased by a past companion, Clarence Huebsch.
Myrtle is survived by her sons, Stephen Salonich (Elaine), Alexander Salonich (Carmen) and Christopher Salonich; two daughters, Bonnie Carman and Sheila Fix (Robert); adoring grandchildren, Jeffrey Carman, Karilee Klopman, Jackie Carman, Sarah Osborne, Joshua Salonich, Stephen Salonich, Whitney Cliff, Emily Salonich, Tiffany Valero, Cassandra Evans, Matthew Salonich, Alexander Salonich, Tyler Salonich, Jordan Salonich, Robert Fix III and Thomas Fix. In addition she is survived by seven Great Grandchildren. Myrtle had many nieces and nephews that were also dear to her heart.
Myrtle lived her final five years in West Columbia, South Carolina surrounded by family and friends. You would always see Myrtle helping her son at Steve’s Deli. The girls working at the deli had a special place in her heart. Prior, she lived in Liberty, NY enjoying her time volunteering at the United Methodist Church, where she was known for making funnel cakes and apple pies. She was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. She also was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Liberty and past president. Her heart was always into helping out the veterans, and the elderly. In her earlier years she belonged to the Busy Bees Homemakers.
Myrtle’s world evolved around family. She had the kindest soul; and she was the most giving, gentle and caring person. Myrtle could never give enough help. “Sweet” is an underestimate of Myrtle’s soul. I bet if you look up sweet in the dictionary, she is part of the definition.
Memorial services will be Thursday, March 8th at 3:00 p.m. at the Springdale Baptist Church, West Columbia. Services will be held in New York at a future time.