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Ralph A. Salisbury Jr.

May 29, 1922 January 7, 2015
Ralph A. Salisbury Jr.
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Obituary for Ralph A. Salisbury Jr.

PEORIA – Ralph A. Salisbury, Jr., 92, of Peoria passed away at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at UnityPoint – Methodist. Ralph was born on May 29, 1922, in Rushville, Ill., to Ralph Adrian and Louise (Mitchell) Salisbury. He married Ruth “Sally” Burke on May 17, 1965, in Morris, Ill. She preceded him in death on Mar. 21, 2005. He was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. He is survived by his daughter, Robin (Gary Weber) Salisbury of Peoria; three sons, Chuck Salisbury of West Moreland, Tenn., Russ (Sherry) Salisbury of Pekin, and Jim (Candy) Salisbury of Davenport, Iowa; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Ralph worked as an embosser at Fleming & Potter for over 40 years. He later worked at Thompson Food Basket. He loved to make people laugh and smile. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Pastor Stephen Barch will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the mortuary. Burial of ashes will be in Sterling Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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