God needed some laughter and life in heaven. A great husband, Dad and Grandpa, Elwood Salbador Sr., 85, was called home by the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007. Born and reared in New Orleans, he spent the last 30 years loving life in Baton Rouge. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served at Panama Canal during World War II. Visiting at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Highway, on Monday, Nov. 12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visiting resumes at the funeral home on Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until service at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Michael Collins. Burial in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, June Baker Salbador; seven children: son Elwood Jr. and wife Cindy, son Clayton and wife Cathy, son Gordon and wife Susie, daughter Terri Riga and husband Bret, son David and wife Kay, son Allan and wife Mary, and son Darrell and Karen; and he was a loving Grandpa to 14 grandchildren. Also survived by a sister, Florian Lagraize; and brother, Albert Salbador and wife Evelyn. Preceded in death by his parents, George Vincent and Appolonia Pauline Escher Salbador; brother, George Salbador; and sister, Claire Schumacher.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.
We send our love,
Jerry and Bonnie
Jerry BonnieMetairie, LA
To the Salbador family, we express our deepest sympathy for your loss of Elwood. Gods blessins to you at this time.
Clarence Jane Foret
Clarence J. Foret, Jr.Metairie, LA
Jean and I are so sorry for your tremendous loss. Of all the people at New Orleans Armature Works Elwood was one of my best friends. I remember the many times when he and I and some of his boys would go fisihing. We had such wonderful times. I apologize for not being at the funeral, but events prevented us from being there. Whenever any of the family are in New Orleans, please stop by for a visit. We still are at 5 Oak Alley in English Turn.
Ken Jean PocheNew Orleans, LA
My condolences on your loss of Elwood. I had the pleasure of working and sharing laughter with Elwood and Albert in the 50s at New Orleans Armature works. I worked there 3 summers and a year after I graduated from Tulane. My father, Tony Rossi, knew you and Elwood very well.
Tony Rossi Jr
Antonio Rossi JrHarvey, LA
Dear Aunt June and family, So sorry to hear of Uncle Elwoods passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God blessed you for all the years you shared his love with your children. Im sorry I cannot make the service. Please accept my condolences.
Love, Lynn, Heath, Heather, and Paul Schumacher.
Lynn SchumacherKenner, LA