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Manuel A. "Manny" Salatnai
Army Veteran And Retired U.S. Steel Customer Relations Clerk
Age 88
Born: October 16, 1931   Died: August 10, 2020

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Manuel A. “Manny” Salatnai, age 88, of Lorain, passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Monday August 10, 2020. Born on October 16, 1931 to Joseph and Clara (nee Kowalski) Salatnai, he was a 1950 graduate of Lorain High School, Manny was drafted into the military in 1952. He fulfilled duty assignments as a Corporal in the United States Army assigned to the 866th Aviation Engineer’s Battalion overseas. He was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal.

Manny attended Lorain Business School and received a certificate in junior accounting. In the early stages of his career he worked as a mason. He later secured a position as a Customer Relations Clerk at U.S. Steel Corporation’s Lorain-Cuyahoga Works. Following his retirement from the steelmaker, he worked in the maintenance department of CenturyTel for several years.

A member of St. Peter Parish, Manny enjoyed gardening, polka music and polka dancing in his free time. He also liked casino trips.

He is survived by his daughter Virginia Mathewson (Alfred), loving granddaughters Deborah Poyle (Brian), Danielle Devereaux (Tim), and Jessica Mathewson, along with grandsons Nicholas A. Urban (Melissa), Franklin Passanisi (Jamie), Brian Toth (Cyndi) and Andrew Mathewson (Taryn). He also leaves many great-grandchildren.

Manny was preceded in death by his wife of thirty-eight years Frances (nee Costello) in 2009, son Frank Passanisi in 2013, and parents Joseph and Clara (nee Kowalski) Salatnai.





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