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Final Patrol: Senior Investigator Raymond A. Salvie (Retired)


Raymond A. Salvie September 2, 2022 Raymond A. Salvie, 97, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully at home on September 2, 2022. He was born in Cranston, RI on July 7, 1925, son of the late Augustus and Olga (Hasselbaum) Salvie and raised in Seekonk, MA. Ray lived his life in service to others and was a true patriot. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in April 1944 and served in the Asiatic Pacific area during WWII. Ray was assigned to H&S Company, 3rd Battalion 21st Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. He was an 81 mm mortarman and survived a fierce battle for 24 days on Iwo Jima. After Iwo Jima, Ray was assigned to guard duties at Bridge 66 over the Yellow River in North China with the 1st Marine Division, 7th Regiment until he was honorably discharged in May 1946. Ray also served in the Marine Corps Reserve until June 1953 and was recalled during the Korean War to Camp Lejeune, NC. Ray met Marilyn Cross, his loving wife of 70 years, at the wedding of his college friend where he was serving as Best Man. Never leaving his New England roots behind, Ray moved to Syracuse to marry Marilyn and start a family. He became a proud member of the New York State Troopers in 1954 serving two years in Troop A and finishing his career in Troop D. Ray co-managed the North Syracuse station and retired as a Senior BCI Investigator in 1979 after 25 years of faithful service to his beloved Gray Riders. He then worked for Niagara Mohawk in security services for another 10 years. In 2018, the NYS Troopers PBA presented Ray with the Colonel George F. Chandler Award recognizing a lifetime of leadership and contributions to his community. Ray mentored and influenced many individuals throughout his life. To this day, his fan club continues to cast a wide net. Ray supported various community organizations that focused on helping those less fortunate and in need. He had a famous sweet tooth, one that was unrivaled and the source of much entertainment. Ray was an active member of the Marine Corps League and a life member of the Emerald City Detachment, Chittenango, NY where he served as Chaplin for many years. He was a parishioner of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Liverpool and especially enjoyed the organ music. Ray was a caring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and was a favorite uncle to many family members. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his daughter, Dawn Salvie; only sibling, Marie Anderson; brothers in-law, Raymond Anderson, Douglas Cross, Donald Cross, and Edwin Cross, Jr. Ray is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Cross) Salvie; sons, Scott Salvie, Jeff (Mindy Chabot) Salvie, Dan Salvie; daughters, Ellen (John Paestella) Salvie, Evonne (David) Pacini; grandchildren, Chloe (Gray) Floyd, Joseph Salvie-Lombardo; great grandson, Henry Floyd; great granddaughter, Josephine Floyd; sister in-law, Linda Kick; brother in-law, Robert Kick, Sr. and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Friday, September 9, 2022 from 4 pm to 7 pm at the THOMAS J. PIRRO JR. FUNERAL HOME, 3401 Vickery Rd. (corner of Buckley Rd.) North Syracuse, NY. A funeral mass in celebration of Ray's life will be held at 10 am on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 900 Vine St, Liverpool, followed by burial with Military Honors in Woodlawn Cemetery, Syracuse. Contributions may be made to the Signal 30 Benefit Fund, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. NYS Troopers PBA Signal 30 Benefit Fund Attn: Sr. Investigator Raymond A. Salvie Scholarship 48 Howard Street, Albany, NY 12207 or online at earmarked for Ray's scholarship. WORDS OF COMFORT MAY BE EXPRESSED AT TJPFUNERALHOME.COM

Published by Syracuse Post Standard from Sep. 3 to Sep. 4, 2022.


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