Passing of FP Captain Harry Salter

Obituary of Harry W. Salter Jr.

Harry Weber Salter, Jr., passed away peacefully on July 11, 2022, with his devoted wife Karen at his side.

Son of the late Harry & Ethel Weber Salter, Sr. Devoted husband of Karen (nee Bracken) Salter, brother of Nancy “Bill” Mignogne and Susan “Truby” Jennings.

He was the founder of Chesco Mechanical Commercial Heating & Air conditioning which he managed for over 45 years.

Harry was a loyal volunteer for the Edgemont Fire Company

Family, friends and members of the Edgemont Fire Company are invited to his viewing Friday July 15th 9:45 -10:45 am at St. Mary Magdalen Church 2400 N. Providence Road, Media, Pa. 19063.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11 am.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations in Harry’s name can be made to the Edgemont Fire Company 1010 Gradyville Road, Gradyville, Pa. 19039


From Gulio:

Members wishing to attend who are wearing Class A uniforms are requested to be at the Church no later than 8:45 AM – this is when the fire company is expected to arrive. Members in Class A will be given the option to assist with a unique honor guard setup. Members without a Class A are still invited to attend, but will be requested to sit in a pew.

Letter from Paul Blanford on Passing of Lisa Dudrick

Hello Everyone,

It is with a heavy heart I announce the passing of Lisa Dudrick, a former Fire Police Officer at the Garrettford Drexel Hill Fire Company and a member of both 7th and 8th districts and Delaware County Fire Police Associations. Lisa (and her partner Lynn West) moved to Georgia several years ago. Unfortunately, there are no funds for Lisa to be cremated and transported back to Pennsylvania for burial.

I have been in touch with her brother David, who has started a Go Fund Me account. In lieu of donating to the Go Fund Me account (Go Fund Me charges a percentage of the collected money), I suggest donations be sent to me then I will forward the donations to her brother David directly. Subsequently, anyone wishing to contribute should contact myself, Paul Blandford, at 610-299-2486 with an amount. Any and all contributions would be greatly appreciated.

Additionally, Lisa still had her helmet and other fire police items in her apartment. When the funeral home saw this they draped her body with an American Flag as she was being removed from her apartment, it was a very thoughtful tribute.

God bless you all and stay safe,

Paul Blanford