Sarabelle Salsburg R.I.P.

Sarabelle Salsburg R.I.P. — It’s been a lousy few weeks. Another old friend died. Sarabelle Salsburg, the mother of author Jim Waltzer whom you might have seen mentioned here, died Sept. 26 of end-stage kidney disease. She was 93 and remained semi-independent until a few months ago according to Jim.

Sarabelle (nee Mazer) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and, as a teenager, lived for several years in Atlantic City before attending the University of Pittsburgh (where she trained to be a nurse during World War II) and then Penn State, where she met her first husband. She was a longtime resident of Newtown Square.

 She is survived by Jim, of Chesterbrook, and his brother David (Julie) Salsburg of Phoenix, and grandchildren Nicole, Lauren, and Jordan Salsburg.

We remember her as a woman of intelligence, charm and absolutely impeccable artistic taste.

R.I.P. Sarabelle.

The family welcomes donations to the Philadelphia Orchestra ( in lieu of flowers.

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