305 Roanoke Boulevard
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: 540-389-5441
Fax: 540-389-2107

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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." The men and women who served in the armed forces, whether during a time of war, or one of peace, are living examples of that contradiction. Each should be honored and remembered, so that our gratitude never fades.

Our Veterans' Memorial Wall includes the names of those individuals who served the nation, and are now entrusted to our care. If the veteran you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your veteran. Names are listed alphabetically.

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Arthur Dillon Jr

June 01, 1928 - - September 19, 2019

Arthur Lewis Dillon, Jr., 91, of Salem, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Virginia Veterans Care Center in Roanoke. He was born on June 1, 1928 in Roanoke, Va. to the late Arthur Lewis Dillon, Sr. and Danie Francis Firebaugh Dillon. Following graduation from William Fleming High School in 1946, Art enlisted in the United States Navy, serving during WWII aboard ...

Douglas Waid

June 20, 1932 - - September 14, 2019

Douglas L. (Doug) Waid, age 87, of Salem, Virginia passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 14, 2019, surrounded by his loving wife and children. Doug was born on Monday, June 20, 1932, to the late Ben and Cecil Waid. He is predeceased by his sister, Jane Perfater and his half-brother, Luke Waid. Doug married Marie Levin on February 28, 1959, at St. Andrews Catholic Churc ...

Cecil Johnson, Jr.

August 23, 1932 - - September 12, 2019

Cecil Stafford Johnson, Jr, age 87, of Salem died peacefully at his home on Thursday, September 12, 2019. His death was caused by Alzheimer’s disease. Mr. Johnson was born on Tuesday, August 23, 1932, in Williamson, WV, to the late Eleanor Eaton Johnson and Cecil S. Johnson, Sr. Mr. Johnson served in the US Army, January 1951 – January 1954. He was stationed at Ft. Bragg, ...

Michael Siska

April 24, 1931 - - August 17, 2019

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, Michael E. Siska, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away at the age of 88. Mike was an honorable, hard-working man of great integrity. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know him, but especially by his wife of 68 years, Audrey Sulin Siska, whom he married on June 9, 1951. Mike was born Apri ...

William Witt

February 01, 1938 - - August 11, 2019

William “Bill” Witt, 81, of Vinton, and formerly of Salem, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019. He was born in Roanoke County, a son of the late Ronald and Gladys Trout Witt. He was a veteran of the US Army and was employed as a technician with Prillaman Heating and Air. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five siblings. He is survived by three daughte ...

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