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SallerEDUNKIRK:  Edwin R. Saller, 96, of West Lake Road, Dunkirk, died Saturday, June 24th, 2017, at his residence, following a short illness.  He was born in Los Angeles, CA on November 16, 1920, the son of the late Gustave and Stella (Skowerska) Saller.

Mr. Saller was a graduate of Washington High School in Los Angeles, CA, Class of 1940 and attended Cerritos College in Los Angeles, CA.  He served in the U.S. Army during WW II, with the Company Battery B in the 78th Infantry. Mr. Saller worked as a Welder for Paducha Marine Ways, Paducha, Kentucky, for 11 years and also worked for the former North American Aviation in Los Angeles, CA, taking special pride in working on both the X15 & Apollo Projects.  He enjoyed building RC & Scale models, leather working & reading.

Survivors include two sons Michael Saller, of Dunkirk; Steven (Rose) Saller, Sr., of Forestville, 3 grandchildren Steven (Kelly) Saller, Jr., Lisa (James) Schichtel, Robert (Christina Murphy) Saller, 8 great grandchildren Aly, Aryella, Rylyn and Brysen, Maggie, Alta, Hovey and Adelyn.  Also surviving is 1 niece Lois Lane.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Mary I. (McCage) Saller, whom he married on May 26, 1945 in Paris, Texas and who died April 24, 2011, 3 infant sons, 2 brothers Henry & Dan Saller and a sister Helen Hamilton.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Tuesday evening from 7-9 PM from where Funeral Services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock, with Pastor Grace Warren, of the Forestville United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Villenova Cemetery, Town of Villenova.  Graveside Military Services will be conducted by the J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or to Chautauqua HOSPICE & Palliative Care, 20 West Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750.  To post condolences go to


1 Comment on Obituary Notice – Edwin R. Saller

  1. Jim and Lynne says:

    Steve and Rose and Family,

    We are so very sorry we cannot be with you all right now. We want you to know how sorry we are for your loss, but we know Ed is now in a happier place now. Ed and Sue are together again. I (Jim) will never forget my visits to Paducah and spending time with the family and being in awe of all the models he had built. Those were very special times!!!

    We love you!!!

    Hugs all around!!!

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