John J. Saltalamachia, of Newburgh, entered into rest on Sunday, March 12, 2017. He was 96. The son of the late Antonio and Rose (Madonia) Saltalamachia, he was born February 15, 1921 in Brooklyn. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Josephine (Ortenzo) on January 29, 1997.

John proudly served his country in the US Army as a Squad Leader and Staff Sergeant in the Asian Pacific Theatre in the 129th Infantry, earning the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Philippines Liberation w/Star, and WWII Victory Medal. John was employed by DuPont and later Stauffer Chemical until his retirement; served as Assistant Chief of Police for the Town of Newburgh from 1956-1972; and was a former member of Goodwill Fire Department. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, was a lifetime member of Black Rock Fish & Game Club, and enjoyed bowling.

He is survived by his sons, John Saltalamachia Jr. and wife Linda and Anthony Saltalamachia and wife Darlene; grandsons Christopher, Mark and John Saltalamachia; great-grandsons Samuel, Joseph and Nathan Saltalamachia; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Angelo; and sisters Rose, Mary and Angela.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm on Thursday, March 16 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A service will be held at 12 pm on Friday at the funeral home, with burial following in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor.

The family wishes to thank Castle Point Veterans Hospital for the excellent in-home care given to our father; as well as to his aide Linda from Willcare and the nurses from Hospice.

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