Marilyn Salk


Salk, Marilyn, 85, died Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Home.  She was the beloved wife of the late Burton Salk. Born in Boston, MA, a daughter of the late David and Frances (Cohen) Altman, she had lived in Warwick since 1983, previously living in Cranston. She was a social worker for DCYF for 24 years, retiring in 1996.  Marilyn was a former member of Temple Torat Yisrael, a member of B’nai B’rith, and a past president and life member of Hadassah. She was also a member for the Cranston Senior Guild and a board member for the American Cancer Society.  She was a graduate of Girls Latin High School in Boston and Providence College, Class of 1977. Devoted mother of Dr. Robert Salk and his wife, Terri, of Jamestown and Nancy Salk of East Haven, CT. Dear sister of Ruth Liberman of Tuscan, AZ and the late Robert Altman.  Loving grandmother of Katrina, Natalie, Gabriel, Mollie, and Jason. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. Our family would like to thank the staff of St. Elizabeth Home for their loving and compassionate care that she received while she stayed there. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Elizabeth Home, 1 St. Elizabeth Way, East Greenwich, RI 02818. Shiva will be observed at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Salk, 20 Seaview Ave., Jamestown, Friday 2-4, and Saturday 7:30-9 p.m.


  1. Elaine Buckler
    Mar 31, 2016

    I still remember the fun days we had.
    Very sorry to hear abut Marilyn’s passing.
    My deepest condolences to the family.
    May her soul R.I.P.

  2. Jennifer
    Mar 31, 2016

    My deepest sympathies go out to her family. She was such a joy to have here at St. Elizabeth’s. Her witty sense of humor kept us laughing every day. She was one of the sweetest most kind women I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Words can’t express how much I will miss her.

  3. Donna Broman Goldstein
    Mar 31, 2016

    Dear Robert, Terri, and Nancy,
    We are very sorry to learn about the loss of your mother. I have good memories of talking with her by the Wethersfield pool. She always had a kind word.
    Thinking of you…Donna (Broman) and Richard Goldstein

  4. Karen Liffmann
    Apr 1, 2016

    So sorry for the loss of your Mom, Robert and Nancy.
    It has been many years since I last saw Marilyn.
    I remember her fondly from our childhood days.

  5. Mr.and Mrs.Clifford R. Montiero
    Apr 1, 2016

    Rob, Terri and family – We extend our deepest prayers and condolences in this time of sorrow. Marilyn was always a lady with a big smile.

  6. Barbara D'Amato
    Apr 3, 2016

    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    I got to know Marilyn on our trips to Boston, from Coventry, RI,
    for our annual Girls’ High School Alumnae Association class reunions.
    Not Girls’ Latin School.

  7. Bill
    Apr 13, 2016

    I was Marilyn’s primary caregiver on the overnight shift for her entire stay at St. E. She was one of the kindest, dearest, ladies I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. I miss her lovely smile, and raucous sense of humor so much. She made working nights a pleasure. My sincerest condolences to her family, whom she spoke of so highly and often. God bless.

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