Carl Alvin Saltsman, 81

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Carl Alvin Saltsman, 81, passed from this life Nov. 30, 2016, in Aultman Hospital surrounded by his family from both near and far.

He had resided in Carrollton since 1977 after living in Canton from 1958 through 1977.

A memorial service will be held Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. in Carrollton First United Methodist Church will Rev. Dan Loomis presiding. Calling hours will be immediately preceding the service beginning at 11 a.m.

Carl was born May 15, 1935, in the old Mercy Hospital in Canton. He was the third son of Richard T. and Martha (Rader) Saltsman.

He is survived by his wife, Ann (Lincke) Saltsman, whom he married May 13, 1961, in the First Presbyterian Church in Carrollton.

He was an active member of the Carrollton First United Methodist Church, the Carroll County Historical Society and a former member of Carrollton Rotary Club, where he was responsible for the student exchange program for many years. He was a member of both the Carroll County and Ohio Genealogical societies. Both his father’s and mother’s families trace their roots to having lived in Carroll County beginning in the years 1817 and 1820, respectively.

Carl graduated from Ohio Northern University School of Pharmacy in 1957 and practiced in Canton until 1977. He then returned to Carrollton and opened and operated Saltsman Pharmacy until it’s closure in 1991.

In retirement, he made many short-term mission trips to Honduras with the World Gospel Mission and also spent some time each year at the Trans World Radio headquarters in Cary, NC.

Survivors include his wife, Ann, of the home; son, Carl L. and Michelle Saltsman and their sons, Thane and Kyle, of Canton; daughter, Jennifer and Jason Brumm and their son, Isaac and daughter, Emma, of Colorado Springs, CO; son, Thomas J. and his son, Easton and daughter, Ellie, of Canton; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Richard R. (Shaughn) Saltsman of Canton, Mrs. Norris (Lora) Saltsman of Boynton Beach, FL, and Mrs. Paul (Joan) Saltsman of Punta Gorda, FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Norris (2011), Paul (2013) and Richard (2016).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carrollton First United Methodist Church.