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Obituary: Deacon William (Bill) Saluke

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Deacon William (Bill) Saluke, a deacon of the Archdiocese, died on July 3, 2024 at the age of 98. Deacon Bill was ordained by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on September 25, 1976, the very first permanent ordination class in the Archdiocese. He served the Archdiocese as a permanent deacon for forty-seven years.

Upon his ordination, Deacon Bill was assigned to St. Mary Parish in Dayton. He served faithfully at the parish throughout his entire ordained ministry.

Deacon Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Helen, in 2018, to whom he was married for 69 years. He leaves their ten children and their spouses, nineteen grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday, July 12, 2024 at Westbrock Funeral Home, 5980 Bigger Rd, Kettering, OH from 4 to 8 pm. Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet will be said at 8 pm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, July 13, 2024 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 310 Allen St, Dayton, OH at 10:00 am. An additional visitation will precede the Mass at the church from 9:00 to 10:00 am. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, 1625 Calvary Ave, Dayton.

You may read the full obituary on the funeral home’s website here.

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