In Memory


Ben with his sister Beth (left) and Caroline (right) November 2001.

Deceased Classmate: Ben P. Salomo
Date Of Birth: 07-18-1949
Date Deceased: 02-12-2008
Age at Death: 58
Cause of Death: Lung and Brain Cancers
Classmate City: Kansas City
Classmate State: MO
Classmate Country: USA
Was a Veteran: Yes Marines
Survived By: Father Russ Salomo, mother Peggy Saffir, sisters Caroline Salomo, Beth Haney and Amy Weiser, kids Petrina Reynolds and Harley Salomo, grandkids Chris and Josie Reynolds

Ben, my brother, didn't graduate Southwest, but did go to Hale Cook, Bingham, Southwest and Westport. He joined the Marine Corps at 17. On leave from boot camp he was badly injured in a car accident at 57th & Ward Pkwy with Tommy Reynolds, but was shipped on to Viet Nam shortly thereafter. He served a tour and a half before being retired in 1969. He said it was the best time of his life. Ben lived quite a few places and we were made aware of at least 5 wives and 2 children. Ben and I had a lot of wild, fun, crazy/dangerous, and ridiculous times together over the years. He was very unique and if you ever knew him, you'd never forget him! An optimist who was still up and at it until 4 days before his peaceful death. Caroline 

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06/04/14 04:56 PM #1    

Ronald Silverman

R.I.P. Ben. Funny and a nice guy. My deepest condolences to u and ur family.

06/05/14 02:56 PM #2    

Doug Noblet

Thank you, Caroline, for the information and update. I recall many fun times with Ben when you all lived on the corner of 72nd and Ward Pkwy, Trampoline times at the Dillon's, watching your sister's boa constrictor have a nice mouse dinner and a few crazy episodes I'd best not post. 

So sorry to hear; but I appreciate being informed.  

Best to you and yours. Please pass on to your mother that I recall times at Mid-Central as well.

Be well,


06/09/14 11:05 AM #3    

Carole Kidwell (Wall-Simmons)

So sorry to hear  this!

06/10/14 11:56 AM #4    

Sharon Davis (Atchison)

So sorry to hear about Ben's passing.  Caroline remember all the times we walked home from SW, together, since I lived at Ward Parkway and Gregory.



06/11/14 09:36 AM #5    

Jenifer Hearne (Megaris)

Sorry to hear of Ben's death. I remember him from Bingham and SW. He was a funny kid and had beautiful eyes. "At least 5 wives.." What a guy.

06/11/14 11:18 AM #6    

Debby Sheldon (Dye)

I remember Ben as always laughing.  It is always sad to lose someone so young and to such a horrible disease.  With fond memories!  Debby Sheldon Dye

06/11/14 01:37 PM #7    

Michael Hulen

Sorry to learn of Bens passing. 

07/21/15 02:01 AM #8    

Candice Wilson (Faulkner)

Soo sorry to hear of Ben passing.  I had a huge crush on him in junior high and high school.  He had a great outlook and I always thought his sister Caroline and he were great looking! Rest in.peace Mr 5 marriages!!  Somehow I'm not surprised... You will be missed!

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