Antoinette Sola Salto, 79, an area resident since 1946 who was a staff member of the Italian Embassy's commercial delegation for 20 years before retiring in 1968, died of Alzheimer's disease Jan. 29 in her home in Washington.

After retiring from the embassy, she taught languages both privately and at the YWCA until retiring a second time in 1979.

Mrs. Salto was a native of Rome and earned degrees at the universities of Rome and Paris. She taught Latin, Italian, and French literature and languages in a university in Rome before moving here. She had been a U.S. citizen since 1955.

Survivors include her husband, Isaac Paul Salto of Washington; a daughter, Paulette Whitcomb of Denver, and three grandchildren. Antoinette Salto, 79 -

Antoinette Sola Salto, 79, an area resident since 1946 who was a staff member of the Italian Embassy's commercial delegation for 20 years before retiring in 1968, died of Alzheimer's disease Jan. 29 in her home in Washington.

After retiring from the embassy, she taught languages both privately and at the YWCA until retiring a second time in 1979.

Mrs. Salto was a native of Rome and earned degrees at the universities of Rome and Paris. She taught Latin, Italian, and French literature and languages in a university in Rome before moving here. She had been a U.S. citizen since 1955.

Survivors include her husband, Isaac Paul Salto of Washington; a daughter, Paulette Whitcomb of Denver, and three grandchildren.