Todd Salberg, beloved son, brother, uncle and friend to many passed away in Orleans on July 12, 2019. Todd was born in Ventura on October 25, 1966. Todd is survived by his parents, Jon and Diana Salberg; brother Scott and wife Judi Salberg; sister Kristin and husband Dean Pekar; niece, Samantha Back and nephews Mathew Salberg, Tanner and Derek Pekar. Todd was also blessed with an extended family in his hometown of Orleans — Roberta and godson Will Coragliotti, Kirk Terrill, and his many close friends.
Todd enjoyed the outdoors as a member of the Ventura Boy Scout Troop 143 during his teenage years. Todd’s time in the Boy Scouts and his love for the outdoors led him to Northern California after high school, where he pursued a career in forestry while attending Humboldt State University. Todd rose to the position of silviculturist while working for the Hupa Tribe and then was Timber Management Officer for the Orleans District, Six Rivers National Forest.
Todd was very happy to be able to follow his passion for forestry while living and actively participating in the Orleans community. Todd served the Orleans Volunteer Fire Department for nine years as its chief from 2008 to 2017, providing leadership that turned the department around from nearly closing to thriving. After his stroke made it impossible for him to respond to fires, he continued to serve the Department and the community by working at the Department’s hamburger stand in Orleans and by volunteering weekly in the community computer lab.
He also loved his time working in his gardens and being with his dog and faithful companion, Baily. He loved living among the trees and living a quiet and slow-paced lifestyle. He leaves a big hole in his community as well as in our hearts.
A potluck memorial service will be held for Todd and for the community at the Mid-Klamath Watershed Council (MKWC) building starting at 4 p.m. on August 10, 2019. Please come by and share your memories and good times with Todd with all of us. His family requests that in lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Orleans Volunteer Fire Department in Todd’s name.
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