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Subject: SALATICH: John Salatich-5/12/2004>usa\la
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2005 00:26:54 -0000
November 11, 1926 - December 05, 2004
John Smyth Salatich, a retired cardiologist and internist, died Sunday,
December 5 of complications from Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He was 78.
Dr. Salatich was a native and life long resident of New Orleans. He
graduated valedictorian from Jesuit High School and cum laude from Loyola
University where he was a member of Beggars fraternity. He received his
doctorate of medicine from Louisiana State University. He was the chief
resident for internal medicine at Charity Hospital where he completed his
Dr. Salatich was the director of emergency rooms at Charity Hospital for
forty years and Chief of Medicine at Hotel Dieu Hospital. He had a private
practice from 1957 - 1992, then continued practicing medicine in the Medical
Clinic of Tulane Medical School. He was the Director of the EKG Department
of Southeastern Louisiana Hospital in Mandeville from 1972 until his
retirement in 1999.
Dr. Salatich was a professor of clinical medicine at LSU and a member of the
staff at Touro Infirmary, St. Charles General, Charity Hospital, Hotel Dieu,
and Tulane Medical Center. He was the President of the New Orleans Emergency
Room Corporation and Physician Supplemental Services, a member of the
advisory board to the Bank of Louisiana, a member of the President's Council
to Loyola University, and was on the board of directors of the Louisiana
Regional Medical Program. He was Board certified by the American Board of
Internal Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, a
member of the American Thoracic Society and the American Heart Association.
He was a member of the Louisiana Society of Internal Medicine, the Louisiana
Heart Association, the Louisiana Medical Society, the New Orleans Academy of
Internal Medicine, Orleans Parish Medical Society, School of Design, the New
Orleans Country Club, Theta Beta National Biology Honor Society, Alpha Sigma
Nu Honor Society, and Delta Epsilon Sigma.
Dr. Salatich served to captain in the Medical Corps of the United States
Army from 1954 to 1956. He was decorated with the Medallion of Greek Army,
as well as the Army of Thailand.
In addition to being an outstanding physician, Dr. Salatich was an
architect, having designed the family home on Country Club Drive and
eighteen other townhouses he designed and had built throughout the Lakeview
He is preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Malter Salatich, and his
father, Dr. Peter Blaise Salatich, two brothers, Dr. Malter Anthony Salatich
and Eugene Thomas Salatich and one sister, Gladys Anna Salatich Ford. Dr.
Salatich is survived by his beloved wife Patricia Mattison Salatich, three
daughters, Elizabeth Salatich Schwieren, Allison Beauchamp Salatich,
Stephanie Malter Salatich and one son, John Smyth Salatich Jr., one sister,
Marie Louise Salatich Alciatore and two brothers, Dr. Peter Blaise Salatich
and Ernest Lewis Salatich.
A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, December 8, 2004 at 11:00 AM in LAKE
LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. (in Metairie
Cemetery), with the Reverend Louis Lohan of St. Thomas Catholic Church in
Long Beach, MS officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until time of
Mass. Interment will be private. Please sign and view the Family Guestbook
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