In Memory

John Salsedo - Class Of 1967

John Salsedo

John Alan Salsedo
Sept 21, 1949-Nov 30, 2012
Resident of San Leandro
Born September 21, 1949, in San Leandro, made his journey home Friday, November 30, 2012, at the age of 63, surrounded by his devoted family. A beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, John is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Susan, fondly referred to as "my Susie;" three daughters: Cindy Hooks, Michelle Claiborne and Angela Pokorny; his sons-in-law; seven grandchildren; his loving mother Josephine; a brother David Salsedo and his wife Deenie; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, and his precious puppy Lucy. John is preceded in death by his father, Dominic Salsedo. John was employed with NUMI for 15 years. He was an avid Raider fan who also enjoyed hunting, fishing, Sunday football, entertaining and traveling with the "brunch bunch." His loud, booming voice but gentle-loving spirit will forever be in our hearts. A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 6, at St. Leander's Catholic Church, San Leandro. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to St. Jude's.

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04/03/13 04:04 PM #1    

Mark Wilson (1967)

If this comment reaches you David, I send to you, and your Mom, and Sue my condolances. What a time we used to have in your backyard on Pacific. I was shocked to read about his passing. Shooting bows and arrows, goofing off, going to movies, and having a great time!!!! I still have dreams of those times. My best to you.



07/25/13 10:48 AM #2    

David Salsedo (1966)

I am David Salsedo, class of 1966 and am writing this in honor of my brother John (Johnny).

He passed away in the early morning hours of Nov. 30, 2012, with most of his family at his bedside..The damned cancer of the esophagus took him in 3 months...He is missed so much by his entire family and friends...Always the life of the party and as some from high school remember, he had the nickname of Animal.

We were so close that many have told me, that they had never seen 2 brothers as close as us...I miss him so much that it hurts...All of our lives will never be the same...They say time heals, but I have my doubts.

At least he had a great 63 years to enjoy his great family,Sue (Rose) his wife of 44 years, his 3 daughters, Cindy, Michelle and Angela and his 7 grandchildren....No one could barbeque like him and everyone had a good time eating what he cooked..An avid Raider fan, even though he was disappointed the last few years, he would have a roomful of friends over to watch them  on Sundays...It would be very noisy house.

He loved his hunting, fishing, gambling jaunts and our yearly trips to Mexico, Hawaii, the Carribean and all the cruises we went on..His and my entire family went on a cruise this last June and spread his ashes in the beautiful aqua blue water of the Carribean

I lost my best friend and part of my heart that Nov. 30.




07/28/13 03:59 PM #3    

Barry Brookens (1968)

I was just poking around this website and found this.  

To David, the brother of John that I knew well as a kid.

I am sorry to here about the loss of your brother, and my chiledhood friend from down the street on Pacific Avenue.  

I often think about how much fun and crazy times we all had playing sports, and collecting and flipping baseball cards at Andrew Jackon Elementay School, across the street from your house, and buiding the tree house in your back yard, playing monopoly on some rainy days in your garage, and going over to Rony Buna's house playing marbles and picking cherries.  Lots of good memories.

Again I am sorry about your loss.

Barry Brookens

12/30/13 02:13 PM #4    

Rebecca Moore (1970)

Johnny was one of my bestfriends. His family knows how much he was loved by me. One of the most funny, fun, happy, best hugger!, big hearted guys I have ever known. Loved his laugh and his booming voice. We partied many of years together and endless memories. I am so happy to have had Johnny in my life and to still have his wonderful family in my life. We are family. Johnny... I miss you.

06/19/14 10:07 PM #5    

Mary Pascal (Lovins) (1969)

David, as you know Johnny meant a lot to the Pascal family as well as you do. I am sorry for your loss. Johnny was so funny, a very kind soul. I found out of his passing long after he was gone. I will never forget all the good times our family had with him and you.You never get over it, but you will get through it.

In love,

Mary Pascal Lovins

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