Marian B SalingAugust 3, 1924 ~ June 15, 2017 (age 92)
Marian Broomall Saling, 92, of Discovery Village at Naples, passed away on June 15, 2017.
Marian was born in East Lansdowne, PA, and graduated in the Class of ’42 from Lansdowne High. She raised her family in PA and Potomac, MD. She was a lifelong homemaker, even after her husband, Al, retired from Ford Motor Company. They enjoyed a long retirement together, owning two different motor homes and traveling frequently to the NJ shore and many other places. After spending their early retirement at Lake of the Woods in Fredericksburg, VA, they lived for many years at Royal Wood in Naples. Marian was one of the Royal Wood “Originals,” a group that grew out of Al’s idea. Marian enjoyed golf, bridge, reading, and above all, socializing. She treasured the many friends she made everywhere she lived, and she was always ready for a party.
Marian is survived by children John (Linda) Saling; Stephen (Karen) Saling; and Margie (Ralph) Fretz; grandchildren Cynthia (Ryan) Keener, David B. Saling, Anna and Marci Saling, Brooke, Brendan, and Colin Keffner; and great-grandchildren, Ben and Drew Keener. In 2013, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years, Gustav Albert Saling, whom she often called “Gussie.” Her parents Earl L. and Margaret Smyrl Broomall; brother, George Broomall; and son-in-law Albert Keffner also preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017, 2:00 PM at Discovery Village, 8417 Sierra Meadows Boulevard, Naples, with light refreshments to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Saling’s name may be made to the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund, Lake Park, Florida; or the Dayspring Christian Academy, Mountville, PA; or to the charity of the donor’s choice.