Howard Dean "Howie" Salleby



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Howard Dean Salleby 3.2.69-10.4.23 Rochester NY. Predeceased by his wife Patricia; his mother, Jean Hoggerth; his sisters, Bernice Lebrun and Sharlene Repath. Survived by his daughter, Christina Davis; his grandchildren, Brandon, Aliyah and Mariah; nephew, Joey Ferrari; many beloved friends, cousins and army infantry brothers. Howie was the example of an exemplary man. He was loved, respected and cared for by all those who crossed his path. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He was a longtime volunteer with the Hamlin Fire Department where he assisted at the carnivals, haunted houses and was ‘Santa’ for many years. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hiking, boating and learning new grill recipes and techniques. He left an impact on all those who knew him. He was a kind, humble and genuine person. You could always depend on 2 things from him; the truth and a laugh. He was always real and honest but in the next conversation he was cracking a joke and would have you in tears. Howie wanted to be remembered as a great guy and someone who people could count on. He lived up that standard everyday. He was referred to as a best friend by many because he was. He was the guy who you always wanted there and noticed if he wasn’t. We will all notice his absence moving forward. But above all, we will smile and laugh and share a story of how he helped us. He impacted all of our lives in a positive way and at least once – most likely more, made us laugh until we were in tears. His celebration of Life will be held Sunday (Oct 22nd) 1-5 PM at L.R. Merrit Hall, 1509 Lake Road North, Hamlin, NY 14464.  All are welcome to come and celebrate Howie.  Howie’s Military Salute will be held Sunday at 2:00 PM


  1. Carrie Collins on October 9, 2023 at 1:40 pm

    I will forever be grateful that Howie was such a loving man to my mother, sister, nieces and nephew. He was never anything but kind to me as well. He will be missed but I am sure my mom is greeting him with a stern talking to and open arms.

  2. Heath on October 9, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    My brother my heart is broken. We had so many more adventures to complete but you have travelled on to the ultimate adventure. You lived life on your terms loyal and happy and I miss you dearly. After over 45 years of friendship you had become part of every day life. Part of my family as I am part of yours. Part of our core has left us but you will never be forgotten. You will always be present in all we do. I know you’re looking out for us and will steer us in the right direction. Rest in peace my dear friend and put in a good word with the Big Guy for us. Until we meet again.

  3. sharon stevenson on October 9, 2023 at 5:18 pm

    great man, dear friend you will be missed

  4. Marlene Whitten on October 10, 2023 at 8:30 am


  5. Ryan and Samantha Roelle on October 18, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    Howie was the highlight of our day whenever he would come into our shop. He would talk to us about knives, grilling and life. He always had a new joke for us and was the light of the conversation. You couldn’t help but adore Howie, he was such a kind and caring man, so friendly and welcoming. He will be truly missed.

  6. Dave M on December 31, 2023 at 12:17 am

    Howie it was a great great kid I have nothing but positive memories of him everybody loved him. I’m embarrassed to say I can’t remember the last time I actually spoke to him it may have been way back in 1987. What a great great kid Billy Joel was right “only the good die Young.”

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