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Emma Salamanca, 1930-2020

Emma A. Salamanca, 90, of Lake Wales passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Wedgewood of Winter Haven.

She was born April 10, 1930 in Camuy, Puerto Rico to the late Manuel and Maria Lopez. She moved to Lake Wales from Bayamon, Puerto Rico in 2016. Emma was a retired Supervisor of Purchasing for Buchanan Army Base. She was very active in her church and adored her children and grandchildren.

Emma was preceded in death by her husband, Patricio Salamanca Perez. Survivors include her sons, Victor Salamanca (David Lausier) of Arlington, Virginia, and Edwin Salamanca (Teresa) of Lake Wales; stepson, Patricio Salamanca (Cheryl) of Andover, Minnesota; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A private family service is being held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lake Wales. If you are interested in attending, please contact the church at (863)676-1556.

Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling arrangements.


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