Nettie Salamon, 100, of Northeast Philadelphia, who ran Nettie's Food Market in Frankford until it closed in the 1970s, died Friday, Feb. 8, of heart failure at Jeanes Hospital.
A positive person, Miss Salamon's last words were: "Everything is all right here," said her sister-in-law, Bernice Salamon.
Miss Salamon inherited her family's mom-and-pop grocery at 3876 Frankford Ave. She sold meat, dairy, produce, and staple goods before closing the store to take a job as a clerical worker with what is now Verizon. She retired from Verizon's operation in Center City in the 1980s, her sister-in-law said.
Above all else, Miss Salamon wanted to live 100 years; she reached that goal by staying active and involved with life, Bernice Salamon said.