Jeffrey Salt

1953 - 2014, Santa Barbara

(09/07/1953 - 04/30/2014)

Give him family and friends, the morning paper, good food, a job he truly loved, the nightly news on rewind and rousing political debates (he was always right), and Jeff Salt was a happy man. He was a problem solver and could fix nearly anything using just what he had on hand, without having to make a trip (other than perhaps the “bone yard”) to make a purchase. He had a passion for anything to do with the water, mountain biking and hiking. He loved the company of family and friends, good conversation and sharing stories of his childhood in New Jersey. He found tremendous satisfaction in the job he held for 35 years at Goleta Sanitary District, being referred to as their “fearless leader” by people he loved and respected, achieving so much there and motivating others to do the same. He loved his two daughters, Danielle and Melissa more than life and was so very proud of them, as well as his wife of 33 years, Cathy, who stood beside him through thick and thin. Dependable, lovable (but stubborn), a great father and husband, a forever friend - Jeff was simply put, a very good man. He is much loved and will be sorely missed.

Jeff was predeceased by his parents and two brothers. He leaves behind one brother and three sisters, their families, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncle. A service will be held back East at a later date.

Join with us in a celebration of his life on Saturday, May 10th, 5:00 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church at State & Micheltorena in Santa Barbara, with sharing of stories to follow at East Beach Picnic Area #1, closest to volleyball and parking lot. In lieu of flowers, friends may remember Jeff through their favorite charity.

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