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Lawrence Salvino

January 5, 1930 — October 21, 2023

Lawrence L. (Larry) Salvino passed away on October 21, 2023, at the age of 93.  Larry was born to Thomas and Rose Salvino on January 5, 1930 in Seattle, WA.

After high school, Larry joined the U.S. Navy and served as a Gunner’s Mate on the USS John A. Bole, DD 755 during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged at the conclusion of the war, Larry went to work as an Installer for Western Electric, the manufacturing and supply company of AT&T.  He later was promoted to management as a Quality Control Supervisor.  One day at work in Seattle, he saw a young woman enjoying her lunch.  He asked her out.  It turned out they had met when she was age 7 in San Francisco as their respective mothers were long time friends. The woman was to become his wife, Mary. The young couple fell in love and wanted to marry immediately. However, both families wanted the couple to wait, to be sure. The reason they gave, however, was that it would take months to make Mary's wedding dress (which was also worn by their youngest daughter 43 years later). The couple were married on December 23,1954 and by early 1963, they had a household of 5 children. Family vacations consisted of camping trips to Canada, Lake Chelan and Grand Coulee, trips to Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, and trips to the Bay area for Christmas. In 1971 the family moved to Beaverton, Oregon. In 1979, the couple boarded a "Love Boat" ship that was docked in Portland and fell in love with cruising. They enjoyed the Mexican cruises, and went through the Panama Canal.

In 1983, Mary lost her battle with cancer and passed away 3 weeks prior to their 29th anniversary. Larry retired from AT&T soon after. He continued to travel, visiting Italy, Rio, Cancun, and even returned to Hawaii for the first time since serving in the Navy, where one night he got a tattoo. He told his children how much he hated it and it was the worst decision of his life.  Not one of them ever got one. His travels also included cruises with his oldest son's family and camping with his oldest daughter.  Of course, by this time Larry stayed in motels and left the "real" camping to others.

Besides his love for his wife, Larry had 3 others in his life: his family, golf and the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

Besides his wife, Larry was predeceased by his daughter, Gina, his son Steven, his mother Rose, his brother Thomas, and his son-in-law Gerry Dearey.

Larry is survived by his children Michael (Melanie) Salvino, Teresa Salvino, and Lisa Salvino Dearey, grandchildren Matthew(Mindi) Salvino, Mary Ashley Salvino, Ben (Jaclyn) Mawson, Joy Salvino, and Thea Dearey, his great-grandchildren Noah Salvino and Avonlea Salvino, his sister-in-law, Mary Ann Salvino, nephew John (Maria) Salvino, and daughter-in-law Jennifer Salvino.

There will be a Liturgical Catholic Mass at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery Chapel this Friday, November 3, 2023 at 2:30 pm. Larry will be buried next to his wife Mary and daughter Gina in Mt. Calvary Cemetery at a later date.


 In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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Friday, November 3, 2023

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Pacific time)

Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery

333 SW Skyline Blvd, Portland, OR 97221

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