Dolores Catherine Salkoski, known as Sue to friends, passed away on December 29, 2022
in New Castle, Indiana at age 90. The daughter of Charles and Ida Carey, Sue was born
on June 26, 1932 in the Curtis Bay neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated
from Southern High School in 1950, and in 1952 married her sweetheart, the boy down
the street, Ted Salkoski.
Sue worked for a time as a telephone operator in Baltimore. She and Ted then lived in
Key West, Florida during his service in the U.S. Navy, and after his honorable discharge
returned to Baltimore’s Brooklyn neighborhood to begin their family. They had four
children: Ted, Todd, Tom, and Judy. The family moved to Moundsville, WV in the late
60s, and in the early 70s to Cambridge City, Indiana, for Ted’s work.
In Cambridge City, they were members of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and the church’s
Social Club. Sue was active in many school and community initiatives including Psi Iota
Xi sorority, Music Boosters, Athletic Boosters, Brownie Scouts, Softball & Little League,
and others. Sue and Ted cooked up many a sausage and pepper for Canal Days. Sue was
very proud to co-organize one of the earliest and best Canal Days parades, well
remembered for the large number of regional marching bands, floats, and “big head”
characters. She also coordinated publicity for the Lincoln High School production of
South Pacific, and oversaw many “cheese and sausage” sales for the LHS band.
In 1982, Sue was suddenly widowed after nearly 30 years of marriage, and there began a
new stage of her life which included living in a variety of interesting places: Richmond,
IN; Ithaca, NY; New Castle, IN, and Beverly, Massachusetts. During these years, Sue
was proud to work at Office Functions (Stride Rite) in Richmond, Sears in Ithaca, and to
be a caregiver to her grandchildren, Laura & Matthew, in Massachusetts.
She returned to New Castle in 2004 and became active in a number of community
organizations / services, especially those affiliated with the First United Methodist
Church. She rocked babies for Cradles, and, in her 80s, organized and helped cook many
meals for hungry or grieving members of the Methodist Church. Throughout her life,
Sue had a passion for her family, for gardening, holiday decorating, cooking, reading,
Bible study, and volunteering. She enjoyed going to the theater, and musicals (especially
The Lion King and Miss Saigon) were her favorites. She was always ready for a drive in
the country (with country music on the radio), or a plane ride, or a visit to a new, fun
Sue is survived by her brother, Lawrence Carey and sister-in-law Barbara; her sons, Todd
(Dana) in New Castle, IN; Tom (Karen Holz), in Bloomfield, IN, and daughter Judy (Joe)
Olson in Beverly, MA; by her grandchildren Aaron Salkoski, Laura Olson, Alison Guy,
and Matthew Olson; and by great-grandchildren Atlas, Paislee, Jennavieve, Ava, Josh,
and Alex. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ted Salkoski, oldest
son Ted. L. Salkoski, and her brother Charles Carey.
Services will be held at 4:00 pm Sunday, January 8, 2022 at Sproles Family Funeral
Home. Friends may call from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sunday at the funeral home. Private
graveside services will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to Muncie Animal Care & Services, 901 W.
Riggin Rd. Muncie, IN 47303 or the New Castle-Henry County Library, 376 S. 15 th St.
New Castle, IN 47362.