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 John B “Jack” Salter

John B “Jack” Salter

Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 14 Oct 2017 (aged 76)
California, USA
Burial Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 184661955 · View Source
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John B. Salter, hereafter to be referred to as Jack- May 12, 1941- October 14, 2017 Hart Flat, CA Passed away peacefully Saturday, October 14th 2017. He is the widower of Doris Z. Salter, and husband of Jan Minot Salter. Father to Katie Salter Gamueda of Lubbock, TX, and Travis Z. Salter of Woodland Hills, CA. Grandfather to Tino Gamueda IV, Gabriela Gamueda, Breeana Gamueda, Jackson Salter, and Georgia Salter. Stepfather to Charles Minot of Pasadena, and Julie Rehman, of Milpitas. Step-Grandfather to Lacey and Cole Minot, and Yasmine, Sara, Aneesa, Halimah, Raabia Rehman.

Jack was born in Baltimore, MD to George Salter MD, and Audrey H. Salter. He attended Doane College in Crete, NE, graduating with a bachelors in 1965. He answered his country's call and enlisted into the U.S. Army. He graduated from OCS in August of 1966. He served his country in Vietnam as a Green Beret, Airborne, Ranger, First Lieutenant of his A-Team, 1966-1968.

Jack returned to Norfolk and began his manufacturing career at Sherwood Medical. He was quickly promoted and moved to Connecticut, to assume a managerial role. He and his brother, with an entrepreneurial spirit, created Salter Labs, and Jack and his family moved West. Jack continued to manage and oversee the manufacturing, production, and quality of Salter Labs products until his retirement. Jack was a strong supporter of the arts, active in the Bakersfield Art Museum, and attended the theater both locally and in Los Angeles. Community involvement was also a high priority for Jack. He served his community through the Arvin Lions Club, Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society, and almost every Veteran Group he could impact. He also remained supportive of Vietnamese students and immigrants here in the United States. A very devout and spiritual man; Jack was active and supportive in his parish, Trinity Anglican Church. An avid woodworker and architectural enthusiast, Jack and Doris studied the arts and crafts style and built their dream Bungalow ingrained in the terrain and the oaks of Hart Flat.

Jack leaves behind his daughter and son-in-law, Katie and Tino Gamueda III; grandchildren, Tino, Gaby, Bree; son and daughter-in-law Travis and Sunday Salter; grandchildren Jackson and Georgia.

A celebration of Jack's life will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity Anglican Church, 11300 Campus Park Dr. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in the name of Jack Salter to Trinity Anglican Church. Donate online at

Doughty-Calhoun- O'Meara Mortuary

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 20, 2017

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  • Created by: Robert Brennan-Thompson
  • Added: 26 Oct 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 184661955
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John B “Jack” Salter (12 May 1941–14 Oct 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 184661955, citing Prospect Hill Cemetery, Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Robert Brennan-Thompson (contributor 49352892) .