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Daniel B. Salkiewicz
Active Member of St Stanislaus Catholic Church; US Steel Retiree
Age 98
Born: October 20, 1921   Died: November 29, 2019

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Daniel B. Salkiewicz, 98, of Lorain, died Friday November 29, 2019, at the Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital after a short illness.

He was born October 20, 1921, in Lorain and had been a lifelong Lorain resident. 

Dan graduated from Lorain High School with the class of 1941 A.  He served with the US Army Air Corps with the rank of Technical Sergeant with the 6th Combat Cargo Squadron during World War II and saw action in New Guinea, Southern Philippines, Luzon and the Western Pacific.  He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theater medal with 4 Bronze Stars, the Philippine Liberation medal with 1 Bronze Star and the WWII Victory Medal.  After his military service, he attended the Cleveland Engineering Institute where he received a certificate in Engineering & Drafting. 

Dan worked at US Steel in Lorain as a bricklayer and later promoted to masonry supervisor, retiring after 42 years. 

Dan was an active member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lorain of which his parents were founding members.  He always helped with projects around the church including setting up the manger at Christmas.  He was a member and past president of St. Stanislaus Holy Name Society, a member of Lorain Senior Fellowship, the US Steel Management Club and VFW Post #451 of Lorain and Post #1079 of Elyria. 

He was an active volunteer at St Joseph Hospital and Lorain Community Hospital and served as an usher at Playhouse Square in Cleveland.  He also worked on the renovation of the Allen Theater. 

Dan was very skilled with bricklaying and carpentry having built his own home and annual floats for Memorial Day and International Festival parades from 1959 to the early 1990’s.  He also took floats to other parades including the International Holy Name Society Parade in Buffalo, New York. 

He is survived by his sons: Daniel Salkiewicz (Kathleen) of Solon, Ronald Salkiewicz (Lisa) of Painesville, Kenneth Salkiewicz (Donna) of Olmsted Falls and Patrick Salkiewicz (Sharon) of Lorain; 35 grandchildren and great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years Patricia Salkiewicz (nee Skorupa), parents Antoni & Marcella Szalkiewicz (nee Zinitz), brothers Casmir Salkowitz, Edward Szalkiewicz and Richard Szalkiewicz and sister Irene Bragiel. 

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