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Kathleen Ann Burke Salsman

November 12, 1950 — October 17, 2020

Mrs. Kathleen Ann Burke Salsman, age 69, of West Chester Township, OH, formerly of Wyalusing, PA, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at the UC Health West Chester Hospital, in West Chester, OH.


          Kathleen was born November 12, 1950, in Meshoppen, PA, a daughter of the late Harold John and Helen Anna Goldbach Burke.

She graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the class of 1968.  She later attended Mansfield State College.  She married Donald A. Salsman of Laceyville on June 6, 1970, in St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA. 


          Kathleen attended St. John the Evangelist Church, West Chester, OH.


          Kathleen’s passion was designing and landscaping gardens. Kathy also enjoyed planning special occasions and owned a bridal shop called Cherished Occasions in Fairfield, OH, for a time before her multiple sclerosis advanced.



Husband of 50 years:

Donald Salsman                                                           West Chester, OH

Two daughters:

Jennifer Salsman Bashore                                         Pittsburgh, PA

Ann Salsman (Dr. Jon) Cohron                                  Fairfield, OH


Three sisters:

Maureen (Grant) House                                              Jenningsville, PA

Barbara (Kevin) Kunkle                                             Sugar Run, PA

Susan (Thomas) Burns                                               Seabrook, TX



Joshua and Samantha



Betty Alich                                                                   Laceyville, PA



Ronald (Gail) Salsman                                               Benton, PA


Two sisters-in-law:

Kay (Jim) Chase                                                           Cortland, NY

Annette Wilbur                                                             Laceyville, PA


          and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

           A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 31 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA, with the Rev. Thomas J. Major, pastor, presiding.  Interment will follow in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Cummiskey, PA.



        Friends and family may call at the Homer Funeral Home, 83 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA, on Friday, October 30th, 2020, from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M.


          Memorials in her memory may be directed to the Ohio Valley MS Chapter, Fountain Pointe I, 4665 Cornell Road, Ste 170 Cincinnati, OH 45241


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Homer Funeral Home Wyalusing

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Wyalusing, PA 18853

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Saturday, October 31, 2020

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Saturday, October 31, 2020

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St. Francis of Assisi Cummiskey

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New Albany, PA 18833

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