Dr. Richard Arlen Salome, 90, of Normal, Illinois, a former Army 1st lieutenant andKorean War veteran, passed away August 5, 2020. He was born June 6, 1930, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Paul Emery and Ruth Bricker Salome. He married Jacqueline Jean Maulson, Manchester, Iowa, on December 21, 1956.
Richard attended University of Iowa and earned a B.A. in Art followed by an M.A. in Art, 1955; an M.A. in Art Education at the Univ. Northern Iowa, 1958 and completed his Education Doctorate at Stanford University.
Richard began his teaching career in public schools in Sheldon and Cedar Falls, Iowa.
After earning his Doctorate, he taught one year at Stanford, followed by four years at the University of Minnesota and 25 years at Illinois State University in the Art Department.
He was recognized as one of the ten most published authors in the National Art Education Association Journal's "Studies in Art Education", and was its Senior Editor for three years.
Richard was an accomplished artist as well as educator. Visiting his home is a visual experience where one can enjoy his beautiful drawings, paintings, stained glass, sculptures and other mediums. Richard did not sell his art. He painted for the enjoyment of himself and others. He was a wonderful educator, son, husband, brother and friend. He was always there for family and friends when needed.
Richard is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Jean (Maulson), sisters Coleen Salome (Aurora , IL), Colette Lee (Stuart) (Kaneville, IL), nephew Greg Sams (Cindy), niece Brenda Sams, Great Nephew Chris Sams (Roxanne) and Great Great niece and nephew, Amelia and Alexander, all of Ohio; and Great niece Erin Cooper (Bradley) of Washington. Also surviving are nieces Heather Bruer (Kevin) of Dekalb and Wendy Maulson of Normal.
Richard is proceeded in death by his parents, Ruth and Paul Salome and his sister, Paula M. Sams and her husband Bernard of Ohio.
Services: Private at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.