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ROBERT "BOB" SALAY Robert Salay, loving father, grandfather and friend, passed away February 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. He was born August 28, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York. He served in the U.S. Army and owned and ran six Judo and Karate schools. He also coached at the Air Force Academy and the Olympic Training Center. He met his wife, Jean Morgan, on a blind date and they married May 19, 1962, in New York. They had two sons, Michael and Stephen. The family lived in New York, and then moved to Colorado, followed by Nevada where Bob and Jean eventually retired. Bob is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jean; and granddaughter, Yvonne Salay-Tyson. He is survived by his son, Michael (Shelly), of Las Vegas; and son, Stephen (Nikki), of St. George, Utah; four grandsons; three granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren. Services are private.

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Published in Boulder City Review on Mar. 7, 2019.
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May 20, 2019
Sensei Salay promoted me to 1st Dan (Black Belt) at the Judo & Karate Academy of Colorado in 1986. He and Alan Milton were excellent teachers and role models. RIP, Sensei. - J. Brewer
James Brewer
March 21, 2019
To the Salay family.
May the God of all comfort and the love of family and friends help to console your hearts today and in the days ahead.
March 13, 2019
My name is Alicia and I would like to express my sincerest condolences to the friends of family Bob. It seems so unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you love. And when it happens, the thought of never again being able to talk to, laugh with, or hold your loved one can be most difficult to bear.

The Holy writings promise a time when your loved one will be brought back to life right here on earth but under very different conditions.
March 6, 2019
Please accept my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Robert. God assures all of you that he is at your side to comfort you.(1 Peter 5:6,7). May this help you cope while grieving.

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