Ido Cesidio Saltarelli, 93, a 16-year resident of Armada and formerly of Utica, passed away Friday, October 23, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born July 6, 1927, the son of Antonio and Carmela (Fracassi) Saltarelli. He married his loving wife, Ida, on December 10, 1950 in Anchorville. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. They were longtime members of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Utica. Ido, along with his family, owned seven grocery stores called People’s Food Market for many years in Pontiac. He also owned the Country Kitchen in Auburn Hills. He loved farming, raising farm animals, gardening and antiques. Ido was an avid Italian cook known for his homemade pasta. Ido loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Ido is survived by his loving children, Mary (Wayne) Morgan of Georgia, Ido (Patti) Saltarelli of Shelby Twp., daughter-in-law Sharron Saltarelli of Metamora, Janice (Mike) Alexander of Grandville, Dominic (Janie) Saltarelli of Auburn Hills, Carmen (Mark) Graham of Metamora, Dina (Daniel) Gould of Ray, Angela (Joe) Polasek of Missouri; grandchildren, Lani (Lee), Shelley (David), Ido (Aubrey), Anthony (Rita), Justina, Luca, Ian (Jennifer), Shannon (Keith), Addie, Claire (Dominic), Daniel (Holly), Joseph and Maria; and 14 great-grandchildren. Ido is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends.

He is predeceased by his wife, Ida; son, Vincent; grandson, Jeffrey; and siblings Guida, Guido and Dante.

Visitation and funeral services were private. Burial took place at West Berlin Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or St. Mary Mystical Rose Parish in Armada.

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