Raquel Campogiorno, 95, of Laramie, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at Spring Wind Assisted Living. Arrangements are pending with Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home.
Michael T. Salz, 73, residing in Laramie, (FC), died peacefully Oct. 21, 2016, in his home. He was born Jan. 22, 1943, in New York City to Sol and Rose (née Farkas) Salz, New York union leaders, which contributed to Michael’s compassionate work in the health field. He received his B.A. from City University of New York, his M.S. in administrative medicine from Columbia University (NYC) College of Physicians and Surgeons. Before retiring, he worked at the Center for Rural Health, Research and Education, College of Health Sciences, University of Wyoming. His work brought service advances in health care, social services, private businesses, education and government. He was the tribal health director for the Southern Ute Tribe. Earlier, he worked at Harlem and Delafield hospitals in NYC. When arriving in Colorado, he worked for Denver’s Regional Medical Program, Malcolm X Mental Health (Denver). In Western Colorado, he managed the Professional Standards Review Organization. He was very involved in his later years in alternative and complementary medical approaches.
Pearl A. Hare, 94, of Laramie and formerly of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at Springs Wind Assisted Living.
Max R. Lawton was born Aug. 7, 1950, in Laramie and died Oct. 12, 2016, in Lakewood, Colorado. His parents were Lyle and Milly Lawton. Lyle worked for the Union Pacific Railroad, Milly worked for the Forest Service. Max and his older brother Bruce were raised in the living quarters of the rail depot in tiny Medicine Bow. Because of his father’s position with the railroad, the family was able to travel extensively throughout the United States by rail pass. While he was growing up, the family was very active in skating, fishing, biking, baseball and especially basketball. He delivered papers, which helped him start saving for his schooling in college. Max enjoyed working for Ab Irene on a large cattle ranch south of Medicine Bow in the summers. He was particularly proud to be named MVP when the Medicine Bow Wranglers won the Wyoming Class C Basketball Championship in 1968.