AMerican Veteran 11

Robert S. "Bob" Salo

April 21, 2021

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Robert L. Salo of Needham, died suddenly at home on April 21, 2021. He was the loving husband of Frada (Erlich) Salo for 30 years.

He was the devoted son of Lennard C. and Aino (Keskinen) Salo, beloved brother of David Salo of Sandwich and his partner Karen Wise and his sister Nancy Monahan and her husband T. Stacey of Marshfield.

Beloved uncle of the late Thomas S. Monahan III of Baltimore, MD, Robert D Monahan and his wife Eva of Scituate, Elizabeth R Caruso and her husband Paul of Weston. He was the adoring great uncle of Mathew and Martin of Scituate,

Christian and Lydia of Weston, and Michael and Emily of Baltimore.

Bob was a proud Eagle Scout, a graduate of UMass Amherst and a US Navy Vietnam War Veteran. He was a resident of Needham for 27 years. Bob began his career in the wine industry before transitioning to commercial truck sales at Watertown Ford where he worked for over 20 years. Bob was a car, motorcycle, and gun enthusiast. He always had a passion for food and cherished traveling with his wife, particularly cruising.  A longtime Friend of Bill W, Bob was a greatly respected leader within AA.

He was known and loved for his generous, kind, and accepting nature and will always be remembered for his selfless compassion and energy to care for others. We will miss his warmth and gracious grounded temperament.

Visitation will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham, on Friday, April 30th from 4-7 pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.  All attendees must wear facemasks and follow COVID-19 protocols. Funeral service and interment are private.  

To donate in Bob's memory to Acholics Anonymous

Members send directly to 

AA Central Service Committee

18 Channel St Suuite 604

Boston MA 02210


Bob's Memory,

c/o John Mark Thomas

PO Box 977

Barnstable MA, 02630

Make checks payable to John Mark Thomsa and write

"Bob's Memory" in the memo line

John Mark will forward contributions on behalf of Bob's many A.A. Groups





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April 30, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home
1351 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Funeral services private

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