Jason Saltman
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Jason Saltman
Jason Saltman
MIDDLEBURY- Jason Saltman, 47, died peacefully in his sleep on November 22, after losing his one-year battle with stomach cancer.

He was born in Cleveland, OH, but grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from Indiana University with a doctor’s degree in optometry. Mr. Saltman practiced optometry in State College, PA, for many years, until moving to Wilmington, where he retired from his optometry practice and obtained his master’s in environmental science from Green Mountain College. In Wilmington, and more recently in Middlebury, Mr. Saltman worked and also volunteered his skills in such environment related fields as watershed and GPS mapping. He was an instructor at the Community College of Vermont and Mount Snow Academy where he taught a variety of biology, ecology, and environmental science subjects. Mr. Saltman also played a variety of stringed instruments, such as the bass, violin, guitar, and mandolin, and he enjoyed playing with bluegrass bands both professionally in local business establishments, and on a pro bono basis.

He leaves his loving wife of 10 years, Kim Kurak; his mother and father, Stuart and Sandy Saltman; brother, Michael; sister, Laura; and their children.

The family will hold a private service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made in his memory at www.shouldertoshoulder.org and the Deerfield River Watershed Association www.deerfieldriver.org.

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