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H. David Salzman, 65, of Marietta, OH, died at Marietta Memorial Hospital on September 4, 2017. He was born in Marietta in March 5, 1952 to the late Harry Salzman and Lois Pfaff Salzman.
David worked for many years at Robert's Men's Shop and Memorial Health Systems as an RN.
He was a graduate of Marietta High School, attended Marietta College and graduated from Hocking College.
He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church; American Union #1 F.&A.M.; Past President of Marietta Shrine Club; Director General 2005 (30th anniversary) and 2010 (35th anniversary) of the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival. He was a 35 year member of the Sternwheel Festival Barge Rats and in 2000 received the 25th anniversary Big Wheel Award. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Legion; Oak Grove Fire Department; Marietta College Lamda Chi Alpha Fraternity and Marietta Jaycees.
David was an avid sports fan following Marietta College Baseball, Ohio State Buckeyes, Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Browns.
One of his greatest passions was bringing joy to many families and children by portraying Santa.
He is survived by his uncle David Pfaff; cousin Alex Pfaff (Janell) and their children Maria and Kristen. Also surviving are Brandt Pfaff, Kathryn Kip Putt and many near and dear friends, too numerous to list.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Gordon H. Moore; grandparents Floyd and Mildred Pfaff; grandparents Harry and Alma Salzman; aunt Gisela Pfaff and cousin Christopher Pfaff along with his son, Zachary Pfaff.
Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St., Marietta with Pastor Steve Mahaffey officiating. Burial to follow in Putnam Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the funeral home, with a Masonic Service to be held at 8 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 401 Scammel St., Marietta, OH 45750; Ohio River Sternwheel Festival, P.O. Box 2109, Marietta, OH 45750; or the Marietta Shrine Club, 239 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marietta, OH 45750.
Online condolences may be made at www.hadleyfh.com.


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Visitation

Thursday

7

Sep

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hadley Funeral Home - Pike, Marietta

1021 Pike St.
Marietta, OH 45750

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Friday

8

Sep

10:00 AM
Hadley Funeral Home - Pike, Marietta

1021 Pike St.
Marietta, OH 45750

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