Dr. Albert G. Saloom, MD of Bullskin Township passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Hempfield Manor, Greensburg with his loving wife and family by his side. Albert was 90 years old born on February 21, 1929 in Mt. Pleasant, the son of the late George and Isabelle Karfelt Saloom. He was a 1947 graduate of Ramsey High School, a 1951 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a 1956 graduate of the American University of Beirut Medical School, Lebanon. Albert was an Army veteran, a member of the Army Reserves attaining the rank of Colonel upon discharge. Prior to Discharge, he was Commander of the 339th General Hospital based in Pittsburgh. Albert was also a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard and attained the rank of Brigadier General at retirement. In 1960 he established his medical practice in Scottdale, retiring on May 10, 2010 and for 40 years of that time served as school physician for the Southmoreland School District. He was a member of St. Michael's Christian Orthodox Church, Greensburg. He served as a Board of Directors member to the Scottdale Bank and Trust as well as a Board Member for Frick and Westmoreland Hospitals. He was a charter member of the Pleasant Valley Lions Club and a charter member and organizer of the Hexiburg Hunt Club. "Doc" loved the outdoors especially when the sun was shining and could spend an entire day there listening to music, another love. He loved to hunt and fish with his family and friends at his cabin and also liked to tell a good joke. Surviving are his wife Gloria Kondrich Saloom who he celebrated 44 years of marriage with this year; Children, Tammy Mignanelli (Samuel) of Beaver, G. Thomas Saloom (Mary) of Champion, Dr. A. Timothy Saloom (Lisa) of Acme, Teresa Saloom, PhD. of Chiefland, FL, 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and a brother, Eugene G. Saloom (Nancy) of Mt. Pleasant; sisters in law, Marlene Saloom and Candy Kelly (Joe) and brother in law, Leon Mowry. In addition to his parents Albert was preceded in death by his stillborn daughter Tracy, his brother and sisters Joseph Saloom, Effie Trogdon and Charlotte Mowry. The family would like to thank Dr. Joseph Gall for the wonderful care Albert received, the Employees of Hempfield Manor for they kindness and vigilant care of their husband and father. No words can express the home care given by Paula Shoemaker and Paige Sirianni and Paula Harvey, but the family will try by saying Thank You. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Sunday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm on Monday at SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE 730 W. Main Street Mt. Pleasant. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 9am Tuesday followed by Albert's funeral service at 10:30am at St. Michael's Christian Orthodox Church, 1182 Ashland Street, Greensburg, PA with Arch Priest John Nosal officiating. Everyone please meet at the church. Internment will take place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies and will be private. Memorial prayers will be held at 7:30 pm Monday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Albert, may be made to St. Michael's Christian Orthodox Church. Please visit Albert's online memorial at www.saloom-rega.com to sign the condolence guestbook.
Richard Rega, Funeral Director.