Max A. Salata, 34, of Charleston, South Carolina, formerly of Streator, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in Charleston.
Funeral Services will be at 1:30 P.M. Monday June 20, 2022 at the Chapel at St. Stephen’s Cemetery. Cremation rites have been accorded. Monsignor Philip Halfacre will officiate.
Born April 1, 1988 in Streator, he was the son of Dave and Debbie (Melody) Salata.
He is survived by his parents, Dave and Debbie of Streator; sister, Jenna Salata (fiancé Ross Reynolds) of Monticello, Illinois; paternal grandmother, Anne Salata of Streator; maternal grandmother, Nancy Melody of Streator; aunts and uncles, Doug Melody of St. Lucie, Florida, Samantha Melody of Bloomington, Illinois, Michelle Bliss of Austin, Texas, Dan Salata Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida, Greg (Arlette) Salata of Streator and Alan (Marlene) Salata of Marengo.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Daniel Salata Sr. and his maternal grandfather Thomas Melody.
Born and raised in Streator, Max attended St. Stephens Grade School, Northlawn Junior High and graduated from Streator High School, Class of 2006 . He continued his education at Saginaw State University and received a degree in Criminal Justice.
Over the years Max had lived in Saginaw, Michigan, Madison, Wisconsin and was most recently residing in Charleston, South Carolina. All of Max’s adventures were with his dog, Roger.
Max was of Catholic Faith. He was the General Manager of Lids Sports Stores in Charleston.
Max was an avid sports fan. He loved his Chicago Cubs, Detroit Lions, and Wisconsin Badgers. He loved to cook and was always eager to try a new recipe. Max was a kind and caring man who never met a stranger. Max will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
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