I am very sorry to report that my dad, Vincent L.Saldutti, passed away on Wednesday morning, December 6, 2017.

We had celebrated his 98th birthday the previous Saturday, and we had enjoyed a very happy Thanksgiving. He was in good spirits and really enjoyed being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. But he had been battling congestive heart failure so his passing was not
a complete surprise.

Besides his family, one of his greatest joys was creating this website. He loved his days on the Harry Lee, and he loved the shipmates that he served with. Many of his friends discovered the
site and contacted him by email. He cherished each and every one of those contacts.

If you were one of the shipmates or family members who contacted us over the past twenty years, thank you so much! Your messages, the information you provided, and the photos you sent, brought great joy to Vince.

Jim Saldutti



Marie & Vince Saldutti

Vince's wife, Marie, passed away
peacefully on August 12, 2011.
Marie and Vince had been married
68 years.

Murray Berry & Vince Saldutti

Vince and Marie have 2 sons,
Bob and his wife, Benita,
of Long Boat Key, FL.
Jim and his wife, Carol,
of Wildwood Crest, NJ,

They have three grandchildren
(Jim and Carol's children)
Brian, Sherri and Gary

They also now have four great-grandchildren

a great-grandson,
Bennett James

a great-granddaughter,
Carina Grace

a great-grandson,
Kenneth Oliver

a great-granddaughter,
Lucy Rose

...and two cats

and Chuckie

Vince & Marie's Great-Grandchildren
Carina (4), Bennett (6), Kenny (3) ...
..and Lucy (6 months)



Vince & Marie's Grandchildren

Grandson Brian and his wife, Jamie
with Carina and Bennett



Granddaughter Sherri and her husband, Vinnie



Grandson Gary and his wife, Kate
with Kenneth ....

and Lucy





Vince and his nephew, Randy and his wife, Afang

Randy and Afang recently surprised Vince with a very special gift.  They had a dedication plaque added to the recently opened Veterans Memorial at the Cape May, NJ World War II Lookout Tower, which has been renovated and opened to the public as a memorial and museum to honor veterans living in Cape May County, New Jersey.
See photos below.

Towers were located along the Atlantic Coast to watch for enemy vessels offshore.  The Cape May tower is located near the mouth of the Delaware Bay.