Salzman, Gary


Gary Rudolph Salzman, son of Rudy and Sarah (Fischer) Salzman, was born on June 6, 1939 in Lincoln, NE and passed away on June 29, 2017 in Lincoln, NE at the age of 78.

Gary was a great, wonderful caring man. A great Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great grandfather, Brother, Cousin, Uncle, Mentor, Coach, Partner, Friend, and Neighbor.  He loved his family dearly & would do absolutely anything to help in any way he could.  Always known to be generous and outgoing even giving kids in restaurants a quarter or more.  Most all sports activities were deeply rooted in his whole life, basketball, softball, baseball & golf, pool and swimming.    

He was very well known at Madsenís Bowling & Billiards in a pool league that is still running going on 30+ years.  Gary and Lou would play up to 2-3 x a week there.   He was a father in every sense that when Lou worked nights, he had kids breakfast out and lunch money as well as getting them up & ready in the Am.   He had a garden, and we always had a family dog which he would walk at night throughout the neighborhood.   He Coached and pitched both adult & kids leagues of softball baseball and always treated the team like family.  At one point we had an above ground pool in the backyard that he loved to be in and lounge in.  Holidays were always spent with family and Sundays were usually family dinner days also, going to Brays out in Pleasant Dale or with Mom Sarahís eating & relaxing (napping with Tina).

Lou and Gary were united in holy matrimony June 17, 1961 in Lincoln Nebraska. They raised three children, Jeni, Jay and Joleen.

Gary was a superior role model to his children as a father, teacher, and friend. He developed many lasting friendships as well as family unity. He was a faithful and supportive husband to his wife Lou, loving and caring always.

Gary is survived by his wife Lou Salzman; daughter Jenifer (Frank) Guzinski; son Jay (Donna) Salzman; daughter Joleen (Rev. Robert) Perry; grandchildren Christopher Harvey, Robert Salzman, Alex Salzman, Julius Elwell, Matthew Salzman, Ian Perry; great-grandchildren Sara Riha, Lily Riha, Broden Perkins; step-great-grandson Sam Schaefer; and brother Larry Salzman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; great-grandson Zechariah Harvey; and sister-in-law Lethia Elsasser.

Visitation will be Monday July 3, 2017 from 5-7:00 PM at Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home (4040 A St). A memorial service will be held on Wednesday July 5, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials can be made out to the Marfan Foundation or to the family for further designation.

Guestbook for Salzman, Gary

9:59AM Jul 4th, 2017
Lou, Jolene and family of Gary. I am so sorry for the loss of Gary. I understand. He and Lou always had a smile on their face whenever people saw them at family gatherings. That is what I remember most. The kind smile. May you be smiling to everybody you meet in heaven. God bless:)
Andrea Bukoske (Lincoln, NE)
8:27AM Jul 3rd, 2017
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your Husband Lou Salzman and your Father Joleen Perry. I will always cherish the good times we had playing on pool leagues at Madsen's, the Birthday parties we shared & Gary's infectious smile & laughter, but mostly his genuine hugs & conversations. Until we meet again, cousin Gary.....
Michele Bukoske (Lincoln , NE)
5:30AM Jul 3rd, 2017
Lou and family, Gary was a fun man to get to know. I'm so sorry for your
Carolyn Sipes (Osceola , NE)
6:57PM Jul 2nd, 2017
Gary, you will be greatly missed. RIP
Jerry and Sharon Mueller (Adams, NE)
3:23PM Jul 2nd, 2017
Lou and families, We are so sorry for the loss of a great man. Cherish all those memories.
Shelley & Butch Palmer (Lincoln, NE)
11:46AM Jul 2nd, 2017
joleen Perry (Kearney, NE)

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