HARWICH PORT, MASS.
Bruce W. Salomé
June 8, 1946 – Oct. 22, 2010
Bruce William Salomé, 64, of Harwich Port, Mass., formerly of Indiana, Pa., died at Epoch Senior Healthcenter in Brewster, Mass., on Oct. 22, 2010, from Lewy body dementia.
Mr. Salomé was born on June 8, 1946, in Milwaukee, to William and Cecelia (Wentzka) Salomé. He was raised in Port Washington. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mr. Salomé enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam era. He continued his service with the Army Reserves. He received his master’s of business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Mr. Salomé began his banking career at Grafton State Bank in Grafton. He continued his banking career at the Third National Bank in Dayton, Ohio. While with the First National Bank of Waukesha in Waukesha, he created and founded the full-service, state-chartered Independence Trust Company. After Independence Trust Company merged with Marine Bank, Mr. Salomé was responsible for all Trust Company locations in Kenosha, Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha and Walworth counties. Mr. Salomé was then responsible for all trust services of NBD Trust Company of Illinois/US Ameribanks in Highland Park, Ill., and created a new Trust Company there. He then established and created a full service Trust Company with Johnson Heritage Banks in Racine. Mr. Salomé completed his banking career with S&T Bancorp of Indiana, Pa., as executive vice president of Trust and Investment Management.
Mr. Salomé was past president of the Waukesha Symphony board of directors in Waukesha; past president of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Foundation in Indiana, Pa.; vestry member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Racine and Christ Church in Indiana, Pa.; member of the Rotary Club of Racine and Indiana, Pa.; and member of the Ingleside Literary Society in Indiana, Pa. Mr. Salomé also served as founding treasurer of the James M. Stewart Museum Foundation in Indiana, Pa. He was a member of Christ Church Episcopal in Harwich Port, Mass.
Bruce was soccer coach to many of his children’s teams, and Soccer Booster president in Indiana, Pa., and enjoyed golf, skiing and curling with his family.
Mr. Salomé was predeceased by his parents, William and Cecelia Salomé; and daughter, Colette Salomé. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Elizabeth (Nowak) of Harwich Port; daughters, Susan of Boston and Meghan of Washington, D.C.; son, Ethan of Framingham, Mass.; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Christ Church Episcopal, Route 28, Harwich Port. Interment will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bruce’s name may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn, GA 30047; or the VNA Hospice of Cape Cod, 434 Route 134, Suite D3, South Dennis, MA 02660.
Morris, O’Connor & Blute Funeral Home, 508-398-2121, is serving the family. Notes of sympathy and comfort may be sent to Bruce’s family at www.MorrisOConnor-Blute.com