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Updated: 07/30/2014 08:00:08AM

Olympia M. Salter

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Olympia M. “Bicky” Salter, 89, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and wife, died peacefully Saturday, July 26, 2014.

She was born March 7, 1925, in Boston, Mass., the daughter of Elias and Anastasia Mitchell.

Olympia was the wife of 70 years to Carl W. Salter, now deceased. She resided in Norwood, Mass., and later in Port Charlotte, Fla. Olympia owned and operated small restaurants in Norwood and Port Charlotte. She especially enjoyed family celebrations, being the life of the party, and giving belly-dancing lessons to family and friends. Olympia also enjoyed shopping and knitting.

She is survived by many loving family members, including two daughters, Carole Hodges of Port Charlotte, and Deborah (Merrill) Chandler of El Sobrante, Calif.; two sons, Carl (Taryn) Salter Jr. of Long Valley, N.J., and Joseph Salter of Port Charlotte; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her sister, Catherine Cox of Port Charlotte; several nieces and nephews; and two loving former daughters-in-law, Susan Salter of Port Charlotte, and Sharon Salter of North Port, Fla. Olympia was preceded in death by her son, John C. Salter; and several brothers and sisters.

Memorial services will be held at a later date by the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3507 E. Frontage Road, Suite 300, Tampa, FL 33607; or Susan G. Komen Foundation, P.O. Box 5027, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

Friends may visit online at to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.

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