Salvador P. “Sam” Battisto, 85, died Nov. 25. He was the founder of A-1 Vacuum Cleaner Co. Sam was an active outdoorsman, traveler and teacher; loved being with people; was an Army veteran and a longtime St. Paul resident, with fun stops in Kailua, Hawaii, and Sacramento, Cal. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Peter, and siblings Ann and Alex. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; son Russ (Mary); daughters, Sue (Ron), Robyn (Jim), Sally and Rhonda; brother Jerry (Norma); five grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren. His funeral was held Dec. 3 at Corpus Christi Church in Roseville, with interment at Fort Snelling.

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