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Joseph and Kathleen Saladino Celebrate 60 Years of Marriage

posted on August 14, 2014, under Member by

by Joseph Anthony Saladino

Joseph and Kathy Saladino at the Marathon Church they helped plant. (Photo: Mary Beth Martel)

Joseph and Kathy Saladino at the Marathon Church they helped plant. (Photo: Mary Beth Martel)

Joseph Saladino Jr. and Kathleen Carol Paul united in marriage on June 12, 1954, in Miami, Florida. Kathy lived in the Florida Keys with her family on West Summerland Key. The couple met on Bahia Honda Key where Joe was a fishing guide and lived with his uncle.

Joe finished a tour of duty with the United States Air Force in 1956, and the Saladinos came back to the Keys to set up housekeeping in Marathon. After becoming members of Homestead Church in 1968, they teamed with other members for worship services at the home of Don and Mignon Wollard in Islamorada. They later built a church facility.

The Saladinos on their wedding day, June 12, 1954.

The Saladinos on their wedding day, June 12, 1954.

The fire of Adventist pioneering burned bright in Joe and Kathy’s hearts. After several years in Islamorada, the Saladinos started a church at their home in Marathon. In 1982, this small company built Marathon Church with the help of Maranatha Flights, International (now Maranatha Volunteers International).

The Saladinos raised four children: Joseph, Michael, Raymond, and Carol, and have 10 grandchildren.


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