Sandi Harold Saladin, age 78, was born June 6, 1934, in Spokane. The fourth of six children of Swiss immigrants.
Sandi graduated from Lewis and Clark High School, he moved to Walla Walla in 1964.
He is survived by his spouse of 44 years, Kathleen; sons, Thomas (Kristin) and Joseph (Heather); grandchildren, Carter, Alexa, Hadley and Liam; sisters, Rose and Marilyn (Paul); numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Rich; and his sisters, Sylvia and Mary.
Sandi served in the Army National Guard for eight years. He retired from Western Electric, where he worked as a central office installer. Sandi enjoyed traveling with his wife to Ireland to visit family and road trips throughout the western U.S. He enjoyed antique cars, watersports, antiquing, woodworking, sports, especially Gonzaga basketball, Seattle Mariners and WSU. Above all, he was a devoted family man, and his grandchildren were his joy.
Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Paschal Catholic Church, 2523 N. Park Road, Spokane. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul, or Mary Queen Catholic Church. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.