George A. Salvador, 86

Dec 16, 2018

George Arnold Salvador, 86, of Dartmouth, passed away on Dec. 14.

Born in Dartmouth, the son of the late Augustine S. and Lillian (Brasells) Salvador, he lived in Dartmouth all of his life. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in South Dartmouth.

George received a bachelor’s degree from Providence College, and master’s degrees from Bridgewater State College and the University of Rhode Island.

He was employed as a history teacher at Westport High School and Bishop Connolly High School for many years. He had also been the social studies curriculum coordinator for Westport Public Schools for grades 5-12. In addition, he had taught U.S. History courses for UMass Dartmouth’s Division of Continuing Studies.  

He served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957 as a First Lieutenant, and later in the Army Reserves as a Captain.

George had been a volunteer at the New Bedford Whaling Museum and a board member of the Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries. He participated in the Bristol Philharmonic and Chorus, the New Bedford Civic Choir, and the Greater New Bedford Choral Society. He had also been involved in the New Bedford Spouter’s Dramatic Club.

An avid traveler, George enjoyed giving talks on his travels and incorporating it into his history classes.

His love of history led him to do extensive research on Paul Cuffee, writing a book on him titled "The Black Yankee,” and he enjoyed giving many talks on the subject afterwards. He also had a love of poetry and belonged to a poetry group in Westport and compiled several personal collections.

George is survived by several cousins and close friends.

His funeral will be held on Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m. from the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford, followed by his funeral mass at St. Mary’s Church, South Dartmouth, 11:30 a.m.

Burial with military honors will be in Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery, Little Compton, RI.

Visiting hours will be on Monday December 17, 2018 from 4-7 PM.

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