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Leandro N. Salme-Vargas

December 27, 1931 ~ June 11, 2022 (age 90)

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Leandro N. Salme-Vargas

Beloved Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather, 90


Mr. Leandro N. Salme-Vargas, 90, of Nutley, NJ, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Paterson. Visitation will be at the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Avenue on Friday, June 17 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend a  funeral mass on Saturday, June 18 celebrated at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 654 Summer Avenue, Newark, at 9:30 a.m.  The interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington.


Leandro was born in Latacunga, Ecuador and emigrated to New York City in 1972 before moving to Newark in 1974.  He later moved to Nutley where he resided for the past 23 years.  Leandro was employed as a Maintenance Worker for Central Lewmar in Newark.  He proudly served his country of Ecuador in the Ecuadorian Army.  Leandro was past-president of the Holy Name Society of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Newark where he was a active parishioner for 50 years.


He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years Aida Jerez; his devoted children Leonardo Salme and his wife Miriam, Mariana Villegas and her husband Hugo, Azucena Delgado and her husband Vinicio, Elvia S. Rodriguez and her husband Johnny, Monica Lopez and her husband Antonio, and Santiago Salme; his dear sister Teresa Rivadeneira; his 13 cherished grandchildren, and his four precious great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959,




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June 17, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Biondi Funeral Home
540 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110

Funeral Mass
June 18, 2022

9:30 AM
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
654 Summer Avenue
Newark, New Jersey 07104

June 18, 2022

11:15 AM
Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum
340 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ 07031


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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