In Memory

Charles Saladino

Charles SaladinoCharles 57, of Paducah died October 16, 2001 in an automobile accident near Dawson Springs. He was remembered as one of Paducah's most successful personal injury and workers' compensation attorneys who never forgot his roots as the son of a blue-collar union worker. He was also remembered for his contributions to the community through his civic work and donations to charitable organizations and people in need, and for his friendly attitude. "Charlie was truly amazing." said Kentucky Supreme Court Judge Bill Graves. "He was very successful and became very wealthy, but was very generous to those who needed help. He had a big heart. He did a lot for the community that people will never know about because he never sought recognition." He left behind his daughter, Kristi Saladino Schaaf, who is also one of his law partners, two sons, Charles (Chip) Saladino of Louisville and Joseph Saladino of Paducah; his mother and one grandson.

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03/07/08 08:12 PM #1    

Sandra Sandy May (Campbell)

Charlie was my dearest and best friend from the time we were in the 3rd grade. We always stayed in touch, no matter how far we were from each other. I used to always say that Charlie was my oldest and dearest friend. One day after introducing him as such, he turned to me and said, "Sandy, can't you just leave out the oldest part ?".

When we were 50, Charlie asked me how old I was. I responded that I was 45. He thought about that for a few minutes and then said that couldn't be. He told me he was held back in first grade but he wasn't held back 5 years. We really had a good laugh about that. He was funny, caring, so kind. Charles August Saladino was one fine man, a treasure of a friend. I will miss him and hold him in my heart always.

Sandra May Campbell

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