Steven C. Salch passed away surrounded by his family on February 28, 2010, after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer.
Steven C. Salch
J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home
He was born in Palm Beach, Florida on October 25, 1943, and lived in Galveston, Texas since 2001. He graduated from Southern Methodist University, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order, and later graduated from the SMU School of Law before entering private practice.
Steve practiced with Fulbright & Jaworski for more than 40 years, where he served as a Senior Partner, and then retired to Galveston to open his own practice. He was a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas, the Galveston County and Houston Bar Associations, and the American Law Institute (Life Member). He served as Vice-Chair of the American College of Tax Counsel, and among his many honors and awards, Steve was named Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer by the State Bar, was a past Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, and is one of fewer than 1,500 lawyers selected to Best Lawyers in America for 25 consecutive years. He was also listed in Who's Who in the World and Texas Super Lawyers. He will be honored at the American College of Tax Counsel annual meeting in May.
Steve was a very active member of the community. He was a member of the Krewe of the Knights of Momus for 22 years, serving as President, Ball Captain, Parliamentarian, and a member of the Board of Directors. Most recently, Steve was honored to be crowned "King Frivolous XCV" and reigned over Galveston Mardi Gras 2010. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, the UTMB Health System Advisory Board, the UTMB Development Board and President's Cabinet. He also served as an Advisory Director of the Grand 1894 Opera House, and was a member of the Galveston Historical Foundation.
An avid hunter, he was a great supporter of Ducks Unlimited. He was a longtime member of the Galveston Artillery Club and the Galveston Country Club. A connoisseur of wine, he was a member of Oenophiles, Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs, Les Amis d' Escoffier, and part owner of Satyrs' Pond Winery. He also loved music and performing, and was part of the E.T.C. production of "1776" in Galveston.
Preceded in death by his father, Charles H. Salch, Steve is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Mary Ann Prim Salch; daughter, Susan Salch of Austin, Texas; son Trent Salch, his wife Megan Frazier Salch and granddaughter Kylie Elyse Salch of Houston, Texas; mother, Helen A. Salch, of Bloomington, Illinois; sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Charles Gatz, of Hernando, Florida; sister-in-law Margaret Prim Irvin and her husband Glenn of Sulphur Springs, Texas; cousins; nieces; nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and innumerable friends.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home, 2128 Broadway, Galveston, Texas. Following a private interment, a Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, 2803 53rd Street, Galveston, Texas, with The Rev. David Green of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be David Garten, Dr. Jim Grant, Keith McFatridge, Trent Salch, V.J Tramonte and Jim Ware. Honorary pallbearers are Vandy Anderson, Bill Ansell, Fred Burns, Jim Earthman, Dr. William C. Levin and Dr. John D. Stobo.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Galveston (1903 Church Street, Galveston, Texas 77550), the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston (2020 Post Office Street, Galveston, Texas 77550) or the Steven C. and Mary Ann Salch Endowed Scholarship at the School of Nursing at UTMB (UTMB School of Nursing, Office of the Dean, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, Texas 77555-1132).Although he lost the battle, he fought the good fight, he finished the course, he won the war.
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