William Salata, employee development and training, died Saturday, Sept. 8 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Salata came to the Health Science Center after retiring from the United States Air Force as a captain with 20 years of service. He served with distinction and was proud of his military record. Salata earned a master's degree in public administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. In 1994 he began working in the office of educational resources' Teleconference Network of Texas. In 1996, he transferred to the human resources office and served as training manager. Anthony Ramirez, director of human resources, said Salata was innovative and creative and was an effective training professional.
A memorial service celebrating the life of William Salata will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North, 3401 Cherry Ridge Drive. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Cancer Therapy and Research Center, 4450 Medical Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229.