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    Charles "Chuck" Sallia Left Us

    Our father, and long time Studebaker enthusiast, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. He was 94 years old.
    Dad owned his first Studebaker in 1951 and had many more over the years. At one time he had over a dozen of them parked around our modest track home in Reseda, California. They all ran and were in various stages of restoration. He learned how to work on them and was an extremely knowledgeable Studebaker home mechanic by the time we were old enough to drive. He was a great teacher and a great father and he will be missed. We all have fond memories of him and how he would chastise us when we did not put our tools away each day.
    He was born in Springfield, Illinois in 1924. He joined the Navy soon after Pearl Harbor. He went to Aviation Service School at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. He also attended Gunnery School at Kane, Oklahoma and went on to Bombsight School in Jacksonville. He was stationed at Ford Island, Hawaii throughout the war and learned to fly TBFs, Catalinas, and B25 Mitchel Bombers. He was discharged from the Navy in October of 1945 and moved to Indianapolis where he met mom, and I followed shortly thereafter. He is survived by his children, Charles (me), Danny, Billy and Susan.
    May he rest in peace. We will miss him terribly.
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    Ed Sallia
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    Ed,

    Sorry for your loss.

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    Always sad to hear of anyone passing but a little more so when it's one of our group. Ed, you and your four siblings have our thoughts and prayers with you.

    Ted

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    What a life, Ed; lived to the fullest. All the best to you and yours. BP
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    Very sorry to hear this Ed. Our sympathies to you and your family.

    Stu Chapman

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    Ed,
    Always a sad moment but what a great legacy he has left for all of you.
    Sonja's and my heart go out to each of you as you now relegate the memories to your family history.
    RIP Chuck
    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzard View Post
    Ed,
    Always a sad moment but what a great legacy he has left for all of you.
    Sonja's and my heart go out to each of you as you now relegate the memories to your family history.
    RIP Chuck
    Bill
    Excuse me, but is this the Sonja that was SDC Secretary years ago? I don't think that name is common around Studebaker circles, so I thought that I would ask.
    Last edited by studegary; 12-05-2018 at 09:00 PM. Reason: corrected office
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    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    So for those of you wondering where my skill and passion for Studebaker's came from this should be the answer. Mom had only one rule about our cars. We could never have more than 24 of them at any one time. We were at the limit most of my teen years and even after I left home. Some hings never change!
    Dan

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    Gary L,
    Sorry but no as we live in British Columbia.

    Dan, Great to see you have surfaced again. Best Regards re: your father, Chuck.
    Bill & Sonja

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    Sounds like he was a fantastic guy. I'm sorry for your loss.

    Dean
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