W. Keith Saltsman

SALTSMAN, W. Keith, 60, of Bloomingdale, OH, died peacefully Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside with his devoted family at his side.

Keith was born Jan. 24, 1954, in Steubenville, OH. He was the son of the late William A. Saltsman and Edith R. (Davis) Saltsman.

He was also preceded in death by infant brother Ronald L. Saltsman.

He is survived by his loving wife, Elaine A. (Granatir) Saltsman, whom he married Sept. 6, 1980; and his adored son Aaron K. Saltsman of Campbellsport, Wisconsin. Keith is also survived by his sister, Sharen (Saltsman) Ault of Wintersville, OH, brother Dana A. (Corma) Saltsman of Bergholz, Ohio, mother-in-Law S. June Granatir of Wintersville, Ohio, and several special nieces and nephews.

Keith joined Local Union 495 Plumbers and Pipefitters in 1976, making him a 38-year member. He became a business representative in 1984 and continued to serve until his death. In addition he served on the union’s Negotiating Committee, was a board member on the union’s Health and Welfare Fund and Chairman of the Union’s Annuity Fund and Sick Fund, and was also a member of several building trades councils.

Keith loved restoring his father-in-law’s 1937 John Deere tractor with his son. He also enjoyed swimming, scuba diving, motorcycling, taking yearly vacations with his family and of course, washing his vehicles. He cherished watching Aaron grow and being involved in all of his endeavors.

Family and friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, OH, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, from 3-9 p.m., where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Randy Sells officiating. Burial at Fort Steuben Burial Estates.

Offer condolences at www.shorac.com.