Daniel P. Salesky
1968 - 2016
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Services for Daniel P. Salesky, 47, of Willowick, will be at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 at Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Avenue, Willoughby.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, prior to the service.
Dan passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 30, 2016.
Born October 27, 1968 in Cleveland, he was a lifelong Lake County resident, having lived in Willowick for the past 19 years.
He served briefly on Willowick City Council and was very active in youth sports with his sons, serving as a coach. He served as president of Willowick Baseball League and vice-president of Willowick Football League. Dan was a graduate of South High School, class of 1987 and graduated from Cleveland State University and then earned his Master's Degree from Tiffin University in Criminal Justice Administration.
Dan was employed as the Chief Probation Officer with the Willoughby Municipal Court and previously worked for the Lake County Courts. He was also an adjunct professor at Lakeland Community College.
Survivors are his wife of 20 years, Alina (Ruth) Salesky; sons, Kile and Brandon; parents, Paul and Janet (Hill) Salesky of Chardon; grandmother, Dorothy Salesky of Eastlake; twin-brother, David (Jessica) Salesky of Eastlake and sister, Angie (Dan) Gibson of Willoughby. He also leaves many nieces and nephews and extended family.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to Willoughby South High School Athletic Boosters, 5000 Shankland Road, Willoughby, OH 44094.

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May 5, 2016
Thanks to all for the condolences for our son Danny he ment the world to us and we miss him every day. He would enjoy the spring and summer because he loved mowing our grass and doing outside things here and at home. There is a hole in my heart that is difficult to fill. Thanks again for all the wonderful thoughts. Janet salesky
April 19, 2016
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February 16, 2016
I worked with Dan at LCJC for years. Wonderful man.... Prayers for his family.....
Mary Seaman
February 13, 2016
Jan and Paul, I am greatly saddened by your son's passing. Something no parents should have to endure. I remember all the kids playing in the streets when they opened the water hydrants on Shadow Row. My deepest condolences....Kate Beinhoff-Lavely
Kate Beinhoff-Lavely
February 5, 2016
So sorry to learn of Dan's passing. Worked with him at LCJC and just recently saw him. Such a nice young man, always a smile. My sympathy to his family.
Joann Durk Morgan
February 4, 2016
All I can do now is remember the great journey that my family and I had with such a wonderful human being.I first met Dan when my son Aj was just getting into sports in Willowick, even though my son wasn't on his team at first Dan would comment on how he liked Ajs hustle.Dan actually became Ajs football coach for Willowick first And his impression on my son made him love the sport so much that he not only played on the middle school team but started varsity on his High school team as a sophomore and became only the second player at north to be a two time captain. And if not for Dan that would've not happened. Getting back to baseball we finally had the chance to get together to coach and won two championships,one for Willowick youth and then one when our boys were now men.I will always cherish the great times we shared on and off the field .Love you buddy
February 3, 2016
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Danny was a wonderful person and made you proud. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers
Gloria Bennardo
February 3, 2016
I am very sorry for your great loss. I only had the pleasure of meeting with Dan a few times, but he was very kind, gentle, and caring and those qualities were easy to see from the start. I wish you the very best and offer any help that I may be able to give. I am but a phone call away (440) 728-4363.
Deborah McCauley
February 3, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers are with all of you.
Tony, Darlene, April & Rocco Fatica
February 3, 2016
I'm really sorry to hear of Dans passing.He was a great man and will be missed.Prayers to the family.
Belinda O'Brien
February 3, 2016
Oh the memories! The greatest years of my childhood was when I was 12. Running around North Willoughby with my friends Danny, David, Danny Grier, Dawn and Tracey. God bless the Salesky family. Praying that your memories will ease your sorrows.
Beth Mc.Donald Allen
February 3, 2016
Enjoyed playing sports with him and Dave, two of the most competitive fellas that I knew. Condolences and prayers to the family from a fellow "north ender" from back in the day. Peace be with you all.
Thomas Threat
February 3, 2016
Bob and I are so sorry to hear of Danny's passing. Our thought and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.
Bob & Laura Grisdale
February 3, 2016
Dan you touched so many lives in so many ways - you will be truly missed.
Your friend and colleague- Judith Thrasher , CPO Chardon Municipal Court
Judith Thrasher
February 3, 2016
Alina and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I also had the privilege of working with Dan at the Juvenile Court. Thank you Dan for all the fond memories: lifting, DYS transports, probation, flag football, and most of all our conversations. Rest in peace my friend.
Joe Murray
February 3, 2016
Please accept my deepest sympathies. God bless your family. Mary
February 3, 2016
My deepest condolences to Danny's family and friends. May God wrap His arms around you and give you strength,comfort and peace.
Deborah Wayman
February 2, 2016
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Although we did not know Dan personally, we are good friends with his in laws, John and Joni Ruth who are absolutely heart broken. Our prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. We pray God will bring you comfort in knowing how many lives he touched. Peace be with you all until you meet again!
Sue and Ron Slosar
February 2, 2016
So sorry to hear about the lose of an amazing person,that I had the honor to know.Dan Salesky you will surely be missed by many RIP, Randy Ferrari.
February 2, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Danny will always be in our hearts.
Julie Moreland
February 2, 2016
I'm so sorry to hear about Danny's passing. I went to junior high and high school with Danny, Dave & Angie. The world's not going to be the same without that smile! Rest in peace my friend. Prayers to the Salesky family.
Vikki Gamier (formerly Farrier)
February 2, 2016
Mr. Salesky was a gentleman and always treated people in a dignified manner. I trust God will bless him.
Bobby Walton
February 2, 2016
Alina and family, we are sincerely sorry for your great loss. We didn't personally know Dan, but we do know a lot who do and from them we've learned that he is a very well liked & respected man. Wishing you strength for the days ahead.
Reach out to all those who care about you - strength does come in numbers. God Bless you.

Willowick resident
February 2, 2016
Our little guy waited religiously in the front window for Dan to arrive home for lunch and at the end of the day. He loved waving and yelling, "hi Dan!" He has waited the last few days asking, "Where Dan is?" We will miss seeing Dan snow blowing the drive in shorts (crazy :) ) and your friendly hello's for us and the kiddos. Prayers being said that comforting memories bless your entire family.
Brian, Mindy, Jordan and Jackson Lebowitz
February 2, 2016
Mr Salesky was an amazing teacher and great guy. My prayers to the Salesky family.
February 2, 2016
I was one of the Northend Willoughby peeps & knew him way back from kindergarten. It was such a shock to hear of his passing. Heaven has gained another Angel! My prayers go out to Danny's family..
Karen (Lucas) Cox
February 2, 2016
I worked with Dan at the Juvenile court. A good and decent man. I pray for your family.
Joe Irwin
February 2, 2016
Danny is our son in law. He is one of the finest men we have ever known. We were so proud of him. Our hearts are simply broken. Words can not express our sadness. He will remain forever in our hearts.
John and Joni Ruth
February 2, 2016
Our "Prayers" to the family & friends of DANIEL P. SALESKY. Thank you for your service Officer Salesky, 'RIP'
Mel & Jeff Gedeon
February 2, 2016
Such a great person and a great leader! one of those friends you don't see all the time but when you do, its like time never passed. So many great memories. You will be greatly missed. i will never forget my friendship with you!
Frank Vittori
February 1, 2016
From our family to yours
Vincent and Wendy M
February 1, 2016
Haven't seen you since high school. ..I do remember you on the football field... and what a great player you were. ..God Bless you and all your family and friends in their time of sorrow...prayer from euclid Ohio
Vincent and Wendy M
February 1, 2016
Gone to soon...so young. A great guy and dad.
Melissa E
February 1, 2016
So very sorry for your loss.
Colleen Plummer-DeBoskey
February 1, 2016
To the entire Salesky family,
We're so very sorry about Danny. We are all still in total shock. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. His memory will live on in your hearts.
God Bless,
Laurie Allen (Balausky) and family
February 1, 2016
I am so very sorry to hear about Danny.
Although I haven't seen him in many many years, I feel like Junior High and High School were like yesterday. Keeping your family in my prayers. I wish I could come but I live faraway now. Kim(Peltz) Elliott
February 1, 2016
I am so sorry to hear about Danny. I wish I can be there, but I cannot make it. My prayers are with you, his boys and his family.
Candy (Bennardo) Kostelnik
February 1, 2016
I was shocked to learn of Dan's passing. I was fortunate to have known him and worked with him for many years. He was a friend and just an overall good guy. Praying for his family.
Carolyn Kucharski
February 1, 2016
Dan, It's been so many years that we have seen or talked to each other. Well since high school actually. This is such a shock. May you rest in peace. Many thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in their time of sorrow. God Bless you all.
Katrina Jones (Townley)
Katrina Jones
February 1, 2016
RIP,Dan.you were a great neighbor and friend. You left everyone too soon but God must have other plans for you. God bless you and your family. You will be sadly missed.
Tom ,Patty Tenney
February 1, 2016
One of a kind....did everything at a 110%....One of the nicest guys you could ever meet...and very proud to call my very good friend and one heck of an inspiration. RIP my friend the best coach I've ever seen and the pleasure of taking the field with. He lived life like it was the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, tie game, 2 outs and he's at the plate with a 3-2 count.... God Bless my friend I will sincerely miss you!!
Bob Madda
February 1, 2016
I pray for the Lord to comfort Dan's family and friends and all those who knew him through the Holy Spirit in this time of loss and sorrow.
Stephen Lauer
February 1, 2016
I am sorry to the whole family. Dan was such a great man, a pleasure to work with, a big heart. You will be missed. Praying for Dan and his family.
Gina P
February 1, 2016
Just a great guy who was level-headed, friendly and quick with a smile. We've lost a very good man, and the world is a less better place at this moment.
Mark Gardner
February 1, 2016
Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, my most heartfelt condolences.
Stasy Gerber-Shipman
February 1, 2016
I was so sorry to learn of Dan's passing. I had the privilege of working with him at LCJC in the mid-nineties. He was a very good and decent man. Know that you all are in my prayers. God's Peace...
Bill Glover
February 1, 2016
My deepest sympathy goes out to the whole family. Heaven has gained another angel
Janice Tichenor
February 1, 2016
My prayers and condolences to the entire Salesky family.
Ken Trussa
February 1, 2016
Oh Janet & family, this is sooo sad. I am praying hard for all of you. I remember hearing you talk of Danny & all your kids back in our Nuero ICU days. Prayers, hugs, love & God's peace to all of you!
Patricia Plocica Jacobson
February 1, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss.
gail norris
February 1, 2016
To my brother and friend, you will be missed more then words can say. We had alot of great times playing all of our sports and playing poker and just hanging out. I will always cherish those memories. You were one tough guy, the toughest I knew. Til we meet again. ...RIP #37
Wayne Kent
February 1, 2016
May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.
February 1, 2016
I remember Dan when my son was just starting off in Willowick Baseball. He was such a nice guy. My condolences to the family.
Rebecca Gumm
February 1, 2016
My heart is heavy for my cousin and his family. We were 24 days apart and was looking forward to seeing him and his family in July. RIP Danny.
Susan Johnson
February 1, 2016
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
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