US Air Force

Paul David "Dave" Salada

April 29, 1959 ~ August 12, 2020 (age 61)


Paul David “Dave” Salada, 61, of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday August 12, 2020.

Dave was born in Dauphin County, PA in 1959.  He graduated from Williams Valley High School in Williamstown, PA and later obtained a 4 year degree in Theology from Mount Vernon Bible College in Mount Vernon, Ohio.  He served 20 years in the USAF at Pope Air Force Base, 43rd Medical Squadron, retiring as a U.S. Air Force MSgt.  During his service, Dave achieved an Industrial Engineering degree and an MBA.  He was a professor of business at Fayetteville Tech Community College.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Junior Salada and stepfather, Edward Albert Valibus.  He is survived by his wife, Donalda Parks Salada; son, Benjamin David Salada and fiancée Morgan Rivera; mother, Pauline Boyer Valibus; sister, Mindy Marie Ponter and husband Jim; and many beloved family members and friends.

Dave enjoyed boating, jet skiing, bowling, scouting, golf, softball, baseball and NASCAR.  He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle.  He had a giving spirt and brought a smile to everyone.  He was loved deeply by friends, family and all who knew him.  He will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

“He was the love of my life” - Donalda


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