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Stephen "Steve" Salathiel '78 January 22, 2020 1:26 PM updated: January 22, 2020 1:30 PM

1321 Precinct Line Road
Hurst, TX 76053
(817) 284-7271

Stephen Frank Salathiel
March 14, 1945 - January 19, 2020

Stephen Frank Salathiel, 74, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Bedford, Texas. Memorial Service will be held at 11AM Monday January 27, 2020 at Lucas Funeral Home, Hurst Texas.
Steve was born on March 14, 1945 in Houston, Texas to Richard Arthur and Nina Elizabeth (nee’ Bryan) Salathiel, the third of five sons. He graduated from Spring Branch High School in 1965 and attended Llamar University before enlisting the Air Force in 1967. He married Janet C. Wallace on January 2, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan. He earned his BS in Electrical Engineering in 1969 from Texas Tech University and was commissioned as an USAF officer that same year. Following military discharge in 1973, Steve continued his public service as a police officer in Bryan, Texas from 1973 until 1976. He returned to school and earned a BBA in Accounting in 1978 and a MS in Finance in 1979 from Texas A&M University. In 1981, he took a job with GTE in San Angelo, Texas and later in Irving, Texas, retiring in 2001.
Steve loved fitness, the outdoors, and hunting. Running, lifting weights, and backpacking were favorite past times. Family vacations were very often spent in the mountains. He was also an avid Amateur Radio Operator and loved tinkering with antennas and electronics.
Steve is survived by his wife, Janet; daughter, Jennifer (son-in-law, Mike); grandsons, Henry and John; and brothers, William and John. He is preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Nina, and brothers, Thomas and R. Mark.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ,The Salvation Army, or the NRA Foundation

Celebration of Life

JAN 27. 11:00 AM (CST)

Lucas Funeral Home - Hurst
1321 Precinct Line Road
Hurst, TX, 76053

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