Robert L. Salach
December 10, 1946- November 3, 2023
Robert L. Salach, Jr., age 76, of Bellevue, passed away Friday, November 3, 2023. He is survived by his son, Steve (Jill) Peterson of Omaha; 3 grandchildren: Blake, Lance, and Troy Peterson; 3 brothers: Ronald (Ginny) of Jenks, OK, Randy (Charice) of St. John, IN, and Timothy (Becky) of Muskegon, MI; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert; mother, Priscilla (Pearl); and his brother, Richard Salach.
Bob was born December 10, 1946, to Priscilla L. (Paul) Salach and Robert L. Salach, Sr. He grew up in Hammond, IN, and graduated from Morton High School. Bob volunteered for service in the Air Force during the Vietnam era. That service took him to Strategic Air Command in Bellevue, Nebraska, and he spent the rest of his life in the Omaha area.
Bob attended Purdue University and both the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Lincoln, receiving both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Bob was retired from ENCOR, and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Omaha. He was a substitute teacher in Ralston and Bellevue and loved volunteering at Generation Diamond with his dear friend, Blanca Mejia.
A memorial will be held at Heafey Hoffmann Dworak & Cutler at 7805 W Center Rd in Omaha, on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 11:00am. Friends are invited to a luncheon and may meet with the family immediately following the memorial service at the mortuary. Interment at Omaha National Cemetery will follow at 2:30pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be directed to Goodfellows of Omaha or the Open Door Mission.