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Deusdedys Salvá-Mendez, born January 31, 1945 in Utuado, Puerto Rico, was born into Eternal Life November 26, 2021 in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. Devoted husband to Christine for over 52 years.  Beloved father of Lisa (Jason), Michael and Tony (Colleen).  Proud Papa of Eddie, Chuck and Joe.

Married September 20, 1969, Deusdedys and Christine shared well over half of their lives together. Raising their three children was a highlight of their marriage – making many loving and sometimes hilarious memories with them.  The love and support he provided Christine throughout their marriage could be clearly seen every day.

Throughout his life, Deusdedys’ frugality was often unmatched — with the exception of the pampering of his grandchildren and family back home — and it also provided some of the most comical stories.

Many of the simplest things in life brought joy to Deusdedys, but his greatest gift of all was the time he dedicated to his family. Memories of holidays, trips back to Puerto Rico with family and time alone with each of his children and grandchildren brought him the most joy. If you didn’t catch him daydreaming while sitting alone, you would almost certainly hear him recanting one of his hundreds of stories to his family. Anyone graced by his presence will confirm his love for storytelling.

One story that particularly touches on the fabric of his character was a story he would retell of his time in Vietnam. Risking his life and position to feed famished Vietnamese children while serving as a chef in the army.  This encapsulates his undying altruism and love for all.

Whether you were family, friend or stranger, Deusdedys cast a shadow upon everyone that was unmatched in its beauty.  In accordance with his wishes, no formal funeral services will be held.  Those who knew Deusdedys will celebrate the life of this incredible man and angel, who gave them the honor and privilege of his time here on Earth.


  1. Mike Miller November 29, 2021 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Aunt Chris, Lisa, Michael and Tony so sorry to hear about the passing of uncle Sal! Absolutely loved being around him and we will miss him dearly!! Love you Uncle Sal!! RIP buddy. Mike and Jenny Miller

  2. Kiki December 1, 2021 at 7:16 am - Reply

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sal always made me laugh, if not with his many stories, then with his giggling when watching TV. He will be missed. If there is anything I can do, don’t hesitate to call.

  3. TRACY December 1, 2021 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss….my thoughts and prays go out to you guys. Uncle Sal will be missed.

  4. Daisy Salva- Mendez December 5, 2021 at 10:58 am - Reply

    We, Judith, Ivan, Hiram, Nelson, Daisy and Dennis are mourning the loss of our dear brother Dedy.
    Between tears and laughter memories tumble down. We each hold pieces of the puzzle named Dedy; the pieces dearest to us are of a kind, humble, funny, smart brother.
    Dedy is joining his siblings: Israel, Aida, Elba and William, who preceded him in death.
    May his spirit be free.

  5. Haydee Gerena December 5, 2021 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Me and my sister, 1st nieces we have great fond memories that I hold to my heart, his laughter and his love among his cousins In Puerto Rico and here as well, Tío Dedy we will all miss you! Until we see each other again, we will always love you. ❤️ Rest In Peace, Tío Dedy 🙏🏼

  6. NANETTE DIAZ (Salva) December 7, 2021 at 10:03 am - Reply

    I’m Blessed for knowing my uncle as a little girl he had a giving heart as kind as he could be. My mother Beverly often talked about Dedy and Chris on how she was blessed to have them in her life and showed us family is everything. Bless you all in a thousand ways for truly blessing me.

  7. Andrea December 30, 2021 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Uncle Sal was a funny, funny man with infectious laughter that spread like wildfire! His sense of humor was so appreciated, and his gentle kindness was always welcomed! Sending peace and love!❤️

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