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Obituary for Theodore “Ted” Peter Salerno

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Theodore “Ted” Peter Salerno

September 27, 1932 - March 1, 2013

Theodore “Ted” Peter Salerno passed away on March 1, 2013 from complications due to dementia. He was born September 27, 1932 in Ogden, Utah to Peter A. and Jennie Vessa Salerno. He was a graduate of Ogden High School in 1950. He then was a Naval Reserve from 1950 to 1958, serving one of those years in the Philippine Islands; during the Korean War. Ted was a masonry contractor of Salerno Masonry.Ted was manager of Nordic Valley Resort from 1976 and stayed involved until the resort was sold to Wolf Mountain. He loved the outdoors, water and snow skiing. He was a member of Nordic Valley ski patrol from 1973 to 1978. He was Utah’s overall Water Ski Champion in 1966,67,68,69 and 1972. He spent many summers at Manuta; camping with family and friends. He also enjoyed playing the piano. He was an artist at bricklaying as well as being a handyman. There was nothing broken that he couldn’t fix.Ted is survived by his wife, Donna and daughters: Pam (Brent) Clark, Layton, Utah; Cindy (Brett) Siddoway, Hooper, Utah; Celeste Salerno, California; step daughter Rikkie Coley, Ogden, Utah. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Joshua, Zachary and Skyelee Lamano; Angie, Colby and Brady Siddoway; Kennedy Coley and 5 great grandchildren: Dagen, Dominick, Boston, Carter and Kashyln.He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, two sisters and his son, Kent Salerno. Special thanks to the staff of the George Wahlen Veterans Home; especially those in D-Wing and Hospice for their exceptional care. Funeral services for Ted will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden. A viewing will be held one hour prior to services from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. also at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Diabetes Association.Please send the family your condolences and a memory at



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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Time: 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


Timeline for Theodore "Ted" Peter Salerno

Born: September 27, 1932
Died: March 1, 2013

Condolences for Theodore “Ted” Peter Salerno

Marge Glenn posted on 3/14/13

Ted is a wonderful part of my childhood memories. Although time and distance kept us apart in our later years I will truly always love and miss him.Marge Glenn, Niece, Chandler AZ


Norm Bates posted on 3/9/13

My condolences to the family. I met and water skied with Ted in the seventies at Mantua. Ted was an unforgettable character and will be missed by many of us.


karen ricks posted on 3/7/13

Leave a message in Theodore's deepest condolances he was truly a great man i will miss him dearly karen ricks


Beckie & Bill Sanderson posted on 3/6/13

Just wanted to let you know we love you and are thinking of you in your time of sorrow.


Leavitt/Dean posted on 3/6/13

Pam & Cindy,Just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you. Your friendship is always treasured.Love,Nancy Leavitt - Vicky Dean


Joleen & Scott Pearce posted on 3/5/13

Through life's seasons you have created many memories together and Ted will always be a part of you. We are so sorry. With heartfelt love


Randi Russell Bibler posted on 3/5/13

Im blessed to have had the opportunity to have met Ted along my path in this life. He was a large part of my childhood. All the time spent at my "home away from home" Nordic Valley, trying to stay up with him on the slopes. All the early summer mornings at Pineview, waterskiing. He'd say "early is better cuz its like skiing on a mirror." My thoughts & prayers go out to you all. Much love


Dennis & Cindy Gill posted on 3/4/13

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.