AMADO LUIS SALINAS
April 30, 1935 – November 22, 2020
Amado Luis Salinas, of Palm Springs, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020. He was born in Combes, Texas on April 30, 1935, son of Antonio Salinas Jr. and Felicitas Luis. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers Antonio, Robert and Trine Salinas. He is survived by his wife of 66 years Felipa Cano Salinas, his three sons Amado Cano Salinas II (wife Janet), Raymon Salinas, and Robert Salinas, and his three daughters Juanita Bradley, Diana Wood (husband Richard) and Irma Cano Salinas (husband Kenyon) and his brothers Jesus, Antonio and Hector Salinas and his sisters Juanita Munoz and Viola (Maria) Senteno, his nine grandchildren Jermie Meyer (wife Davis), Alessa Carrina and Alexandra Cristen Salinas, Joaquin and Naomi Roibal, Robert Joseph and Amanda Elizabeth Salinas, and Emma Sofia and Isabella Olivia Salinas-Potter, and five greatgrandchildren Bryce Meyer, Aurora and Apollo Martinez, and Charlie and Sebastian Wagenbrenner.
Amado worked for the City of Palm Springs, then joined the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) where he retired at the age of 60. He was awarded California’s Highest award: The Gold Medal of Valor for Heroism and Carnegie Hero Fund (The Carnegie Hero Fund awards the Carnegie Medal to individuals in the United States and Canada who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree saving or attempting to save the lives of others.) While on duty he rescued a family from a burning car in August of 1977. The Family requests you send donations to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org/donatetoday).