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Anthony Mark Salamanca

Posted 2024-06-03 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News Herald from May 17 to May 18, 2024 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Anthony Mark Salamanca, born on June 18, 1949, in Platteville, Colorado,
was a beacon of strength, humor, and wisdom whose light touched the
lives of many. Anthony, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-
grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away on May 6, 2024, leaving
behind a legacy marked by love, resilience, and an enduring spirit of
adventure. Known for his captivating storytelling, Anthony's narratives
often reflected his passion for history, westerns, and music,
particularly blues and classic rock.

Anthony served his country with honor as a member of the Army. He spent
24 years residing in Lake Havasu City, where he relished the outdoor
life, spending countless hours hiking, riding bikes, and creating unique
art through masonry. He was a retired vocational instructor from the
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he had a
significant impact helping reduce recidivism. He was a man who lived to
teach, uplift, and inspire others. One of his many feats in life was
hiking 90% of the Grand Canyon, his home away from home.

Anthony is survived by his loving wife, Linda Salamanca, whom he married
in Colorado on June 15, 1978. Their bond was a testament to the words of
Mignon McLaughlin, "A successful marriage requires falling in love many
times, always with the same person." He is also survived by his
children, Anthony Salamanca, David Salamanca, Francine Duran, Jerri Lynn
Cordova-Omotayo, Charlene Salamanca, and Robin Flores; his mother,
Margaret Salamanca, his brother, Philip Salamanca; sisters, Margaret
Salamanca, Elizabeth O'Dell, and Rebecca Rangel; ten grandchildren and
twenty-one great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father,
Tony Salamanca, and brothers Alfonso and Joe Salamanca.

A celebration of life for Anthony Salamanca will take place on Saturday,
May 18, 2024, at noon at Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory, 21
Riviera Blvd. To honor and remember Anthony's life, all are encouraged
to share memories and upload photos to his memorial page. His love,
wisdom, and spirit will forever be a part of our lives.

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