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Ralph A. Salemme, 86, Of Fort Lee

FORT LEE, N.J. – Ralph A. Salemme, 86, of Fort Lee, died Saturday, Oct. 17.

He was a hairdresser by trade but was always ready to try his hand at new things. He was a successful real estate sales person, an artist, a cook and an avid gardener. He loved reading and always was eager to share his talents with those he cared for. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Church, having served as an usher for many of those years.

He was the son of Philomena and Nicholas Salemme; husband of Ann (neé Stanzione), his wife of 63 years; father of Nick Salemme (Bernadette); Mariann (Richard Kraus); Carolyn (Paul Mazza); and Lawrence Salemme; grandfather of six; and uncle to many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by one brother.

Donations to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN, 39105 or St. Jude's Shrine 512 West Saratoga St., Baltimore, MD, 21201 would be appreciated.

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