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August 11, 1945 - January 10, 2018

Burial Date: January 14, 2018

Memorial services will be Sunday, January 14 at 4:00 pm in the Melton Mortuary Chapel, 1200 Harper Road, Beckley, WV.    The Rev. Paul Zutaut will be officiating.     The family will receive friends at 3:00 pm.

Thomas Anthony Salango

On Wednesday, January 10th, 2018, our most loved, Thomas “Tom” Anthony Salango of Hurricane, formerly of Beckley went to be with the Lord surrounded by his family.  He was 72 years young.

Tom was born on August 11, 1945, in Beckley, West Virginia to the late Joe and Elizabeth McEwan Salango.   Tom attended Lincoln Elementary School, Beckley Jr. High and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, Class of 1963.

Tom had a long career for the C&O Railroad and retired from Norfolk and Southern as an electrician foreman.

Tom loved spending time with family and friends.  He was an avid golfer and won many tournaments.    After his retirement his passion for golf lead him to Scarlet Oaks Country Club at Poca, West Virginia,  where he worked and maintained the  golf course.   Where you saw Tom you saw his best friend, “Shank.”  They were always on the tractors together.   Tom never met a stranger and will always be remembered for his smile and willingness to help others.

Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife of 38 years, Brenda; sons, Mark of Texas and, John of Tennessee; he was the dear brother of Jim Salango and his wife, Tracy of Beckley and, Sandra Martin and her husband, Jack of Irmo, South Carolina;  fond stepfather of  Jeff Titta and his wife, Earlena of Elkview, West Virginia and Michelle Carte and her husband, Chad of Fayetteville, North Carolina; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews;  a large extended family and many friends.

In keeping with his wishes Tom has been cremated.

Memorial services will be Sunday, January 14 at 4:00 pm in the Melton Mortuary Chapel, 1200 Harper Road, Beckley, WV.    The Rev. Paul Zutaut will be officiating.     The family will receive friends at 3:00 pm.