Obituary: Charles ‘Frank’ Salmaine

Charles ‘Frank’ Salmaine, at 82
Charles F. Salmaine Jr. of Hull died March 13 at Care One of Weymouth. He was 82.
Known to family and friends as Frank, he was born and raised in Brookline, where he attended Brookline schools, graduating in 1953. He was an outstanding athlete in football, baseball, and basketball. He attended Boston College before entering the U.S. Army. 
Mr. Salmaine served in Germany during the Korean War, from 1954 to 1956. He was a Brookline firefighter for 36 years, retiring in 1996, and was a member of the Rutledge VFW Post #860 in Brookline. 
He leaves his wife, Arlene [Ressler] Salmaine, to whom he was married for 46 years; and his son, Gregg; daughter-in-law, Danielle; and grandson Kyle, of Marshfield. Mr. Salmaine was predeceased by his sisters, June Raftery and Lois Gardner; and his brother, Donald Salmaine.
His graveside service, at the National Cemetery at Bourne, was held Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.