Mass of Christian burial for Edward T. Salisbury, 95, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Mr. Salisbury died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at Brandon Woods Retirement Center. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
He was born Jan. 28, 1906, in Topeka, the son of Albert Sr. and Lulubelle Delaney Salisbury. He attended Lawrence Public School and was a member of the first graduating class at Liberty Memorial High School in 1924. He had been a resident of Lawrence since 1911.
Mr. Salisbury was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II in the South Pacific.
He worked at Ober's Clothing for 45 years and retired in 1973. He then worked for Dr. Richard O. Nelson from 1973 to 1992. He worked also as a bartender for many years at fraternity parties, private parties and for several national organization events.
Mr. Salisbury was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Western Lodge No. 1 and F&AM, the first all-black lodge in Kansas. He was a member of Lawrence Housing Authority Executive Committee for several years.
He married Blanche O. Smith on Oct. 6, 1962, in Lawrence. She died on Feb. 12, 1994.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Cleo D. Woody, Lawrence; a sister, Catherine Gordon, Chicago; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The rosary prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to Mid-America Hospice, Topeka, or American Cancer Society, sent in care of the mortuary.