Peter J. Saldana, Janesville, WI (1935-2014)
December 20, 1935 - February 23, 2014
Peter J. Saldana, age 78, of Janesville, died on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Cedar Crest Health Care Center. He was born in Janesville, on Dec. 20, 1935, and raised by his adopted parents, the late Carmen and Mercedes (Rodergues) Saldana. On May 5, 1962, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson, he married Janet May Ells and together they had two children. She predeceased him on Jan. 17, 2013. Over the years, Peter worked at the former Dana Mfg., Highway Trailer, Dorsey Trailer and Trek Bicycle. Peter was a very likable and outgoing person, with a great sense of humor, who made friends with everyone he met. He enjoyed going camping, grilling out, taking trips to the casinos and watching western movies. Janet was Peter's inspiration in life. He took pleasure in singing, dancing, and spending time with her and he missed her dearly when she died.
Peter is survived by his two children, Yolanda (Robert) Sandmire of Janesville, and Carmen (YooMi) Saldana of Janesville/Huntington, IN; two grandchildren, whom he was very proud of, Thomas and Sarah Saldana. He is further survived by his sister, Maria Louise Chacon of Elk Grove, IL; several brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and his faithful dog, Cha Cha. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Carmen Tolson; and two brothers, Joe Saldana and John Hernandez.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 3, 2014, at the WHITCOMB-LYNCH FUNERAL HOME with Fr. Stephen Umhoefer officiating. Burial will follow at Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the FUNERAL HOME.
Whitcomb - Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services
21 S. Austin Road, Janesville, WI (608) 752-2444