Walter “Wally R. Salinas
June 16, 1956 - June 8, 2020
- Private Visitation
- Celebration of Life: As soon as restrictions are lifted
With deepest sorrow, we announce that Walter “Wally” R. Salinas, age 64, beloved Son, Brother, Uncle, family member and friend passed suddenly on Sunday June 7, 2020 in his Villa Park home.
Those who knew Wally, even just a little, just lost a shining light in their lives. Wally being in the trades was always there to help anyone in need. He prided himself in not taking advantage of anyone. His sense of right and wrong was strong and he always chose right. He just liked helping people.
Wally was predeceased by his parents, Phyllis and Walter Salinas.
He is survived by his sister, Pamela (Kenneth) Bertrand, Nephew, Michael Bertrand, Niece, Monica Bertrand, many cousins and wonderful friends.
Wally was born and raised in Elmhurst, Illinois and was a 1974 graduate of York Community High School. After High School he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country honorably. During his time in the service he worked as an in-flight refueling specialist traveling both domestic and international.
Wally attended Arizona State University after the service. He managed to figure out a way to get his motorcycle out there and enjoyed many rides around town and into the mountains.
After returning back home to Elmhurst, he worked side-by-side with his father in the home remodeling business until he took it over completely in 1988. He continued working until the Lord called him home.
From an early age he loved his motorcycles and weekend rides with friends. He was a true friend to his friends and family – ready and willing at a moment’s notice to help with any project. Wally had a great spirit and a love for life. He kept a perpetual good attitude and enjoyed the important things in life, faith, family and friends.
Wally was a sports enthusiast and a life-long fan of Chicago teams. He loved collecting and shooting guns and a proud member of the NRA, the Republican Party, and active member of the American Legion. He loved his Harley but mostly he loved and valued his family and friends.
Funeral Arrangements have been made with Yurs Funeral Home in St Charles, Illinois. Services will be limited to family only due to the Corona virus. The family is planning to have a celebration of Wally’s life as soon as restrictions from the virus has been lifted.Send Flowers View / Sign Guestbook