Eliu G. “Leo” Salas, 83, of Lorain, died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Specialty Hospital, Amherst, following a lengthy illness. He was born November 21, 1929 in Fresno, Texas, moving to Lorain in 1951.
He was employed at U.S. Steel for 34 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel, United Steelworkers Union Local #1104 and Mexican Mutual Club. Leo enjoyed walking and watching the Cleveland Indians.
He is survived by his sons, Larry (Cecilia) from Watertown, Wisconsin, Louis, Alex, Eric Salas all of Lorain; daughter, Virginia (David) Kevorkian; eight grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Yolanda, Martha and Mary; brothers-in-law, Lupe and Joe; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fredrico and Rosenda Salas; brothers, Samuel and Fredrico; sister, Febe; and sons, Charles, Robert and Michael.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., in the Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, where funeral services will be Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 8:45 A.M., followed by a 9:30 A.M. Mass at Sacred Heart Chapel, Lorain. Reverend William Thaden, Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.