Daryl J. Saldausky
Reno - Daryl J. Saldausky passed away on April 11, 2021. He was born in Fostoria, Ohio on July 31, 1943 to Michael and Sara (Moore) Saldausky.
Daryl attended Fostoria City schools and while in high school he worked at a bowling alley, setting pins after school and on weekends. In 1961 he joined the U.S. Navy where he promptly earned his GED and furthered his education by taking many classes offered by the Navy. Daryl was assigned to the USS Intrepid CVA11, worked as a machinist mate and earned the rank of E5. He and his ship were the first ones off the coast of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and he also served at the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cyprus Conflict. In 1964 Daryl was honorably discharged from the Navy and the following year, he married his high school sweetheart Patricia K. Boyd.
Upon returning to Fostoria he went to work at Mennels Mills. During the course of many years, he worked at The Fostoria Foundry, Ford Spark Plug Plant, Hight Voltage, Ohio Power and Ohio Bell. During that time he decided he did not like working for someone else and while working at Ohio Power he and Duane Riser started H&S, a company that provided electrical wiring and blown insulation. That turned into H&S Sport Cycles where he sold and repaired high-end bikes. In time they added Tri Rods and Tomos. As the market changed and the business grew it became an Indian Motorcycle franchise and then added the Harley Davidson franchise. At that time Duane dropped out and Bobby Brown came on board for the duration. Bobby was Daryl's best friend since they were seven. Daryl and Bobby started Air Rite Heating and Air Conditioning along with A&R Construction; they built many homes in and around Fostoria. Many of the homes were built in Presidential Village. When the housing market fell, Daryl started Pastime Vending, an arcade with video games for kids. That grew to adult video games which led to a larger route. Pastime Vending expanded to Texas where it became the largest adult gaming route in the state. In 1986 Daryl and Bobby along with their families moved to Reno, Nevada. They started Altec Mfg. which made many of the video machines and did powder coating for their route. One day while working the route in San Antonio, Daryl saw an old (1896) dry goods store for sale at Sunset Station just one block from Riverwalk and two blocks from the Alamodome. He turned the property into a hotel with a media room, lobby, gift shop, kitchen, dining area and added 66 suites. It was known as The Best Western Sunset Suites. In 2006 Daryl was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and given four years to live. He received treatment, sold his businesses and put everything in order. He lived much longer than four years.
Daryl raced professionally for a few years. He enjoyed motorcycle racing, motocross and flat track and speedway racing. He also loved to build and fly model airplanes, float flying and visiting San Francisco.
Daryl is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Patricia Saldausky, daughters Angela (Joe) Adams of Fostoria and Roberta "Bobbi" Saldausky of Reno, grandchildren David Lee Mundorff of Arlington, OH and Shaylinn Marie Mundorff of Fostoria and great-grandchildren Lennon David Mundorff of Findlay, OH and Gaberial Michael Lowery of Fostoria. Daryl is preceded in death by his parents and older brother Richard Michael Saldausky who passed at birth.
Daryl touched many lives and was always willing to help them out. He will be missed more than words can express. His family and friends will love him always. There will not be any services at Daryl's request. Per his wishes he will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered in his favorite places.
Please consider making a donation in Daryl's memory to the Shriners Hospitals for Children
, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
, any animal rescue organization or a charity of your choice