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Albert T. Saluti | Company owner, 82

Albert T. Saluti, 82, of Berwyn, a retired company owner and decorated World War II veteran, died of a heart attack Dec. 13 at Paoli Hospital.

Mr. Saluti graduated from West Philadelphia High School. As a young man he played the tenor saxophone and clarinet with local bands and performed on the Steel Pier in Atlantic City.

During World War II, he served in the Army infantry in Europe. He was wounded while fighting in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.

After his discharge, he worked as an illustrator and photographer. In the 1950s he and his brother, Don, established Tri-State Flour, a distribution company in Conshohocken. He retired in the late 1970s.

Mr. Saluti was an avid tennis player and a member of the former Cynwyd Club; the Idle Hour Tennis Club in Drexel Hill; and the Martin's Dam Club in Wayne. He was a former co-owner of the Downtown Tennis Club in Manayunk.

Since 1975 he had been married to Antoinette Marino Saluti. They enjoyed taking winter vacations in Florida and traveling; their favorite destination was La Jolla, Calif., she said. The couple lived in Newtown Square for 25 years before moving to Berwyn four years ago.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Saluti is survived by a nephew, Gary; and a niece, Suzanne.

A Funeral Mass was said Dec. 18 at St. Anastasia Church in Newtown Square. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association Memorial Fulfillment Center, 5455 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214.