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VIDEO: Framingham Post Office Honors Late Paul M. Saletnik

A stream of postal trucks were included in the funeral procession Thursday for the Framingham letter carrier.

For only the third time in Framingham, a funeral procession featured postal trucks.

It was a way for Framingham postal workers to pay tribute to a letter carrier, with more than 30 years service, who died from cancer.

, died Labor Day weekend. He had been battling pancreatic cancer, since retiring from the Framingham Post Office earlier this year. Saletnik, was also a Vietnam veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force.

About 85 percent of the postal trucks in town participated in the special tribute. There were more trucks in the procession than the 34 years of service Saletnik gave to the post office.

 

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Tracey Tobin September 06, 2012 at 10:59 PM
It was wonderful! And he deserved every bit of the honor and respect bestowed upon him today by the US Postal Service!
Amy Schwartzberg September 06, 2012 at 11:53 PM
fabulous tribute!
Cheryl S. Izuta September 07, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Thank you friends at the Framingham Post Office, Norton Funeral Home, and family/friends for making such a special tribute to my father. He was loved by all. Cheryl Saletnik-Izuta
Diane Alexander September 07, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Paul was so well respected at the Framingham Post Office. I knew him as a gentleman and great co worker. I will miss our "train" conversations and daily laughs.

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