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Jeff Salan's Final Expenses

$8,401 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 75 people in 14 months
On the evening of July 13, 2017, our father and husband, Jeff Salan, was tragically killed in a plane crash. Jeff had been a pilot and instructor for more than half of his 70 years of life, and he loved every minute of it. He loved his career and his students, and there are hundreds, if not thousands, of pilots, both active and retired, who will tell you that they are alive today because of the skills and knowledge that they learned at Jeff Salan's side.

Jeff could have focused his career on making money, flying big jets and seeing the world, however, he chose to be home each day and do the one job he took even more pride in than teaching: being a father and husband.
Jeff has been married to his loving wife, Jane, for 40 years, and they raised two dutiful and family-oriented children. As the sole-earner in the household, Jeff worked nearly every day of the year to provide for his family. 

This loss has nearly broken us. We say nearly because he instilled in us his refusal to break or bend, even when times were at their worst. And times are certainly at their worst for our family.

The cost of burying our father, our husband, is insurmountable at this time without help. We do not cremate our family members, and we want to keep Jeff close to us and the place we have called home for the last 37 years.

The financial goal set for this fundraiser is an estimated cost for an in-ground burial at a cemetary near our home. An anonymous donor has now offered to cover those expenses, so the money raised will be used for associated costs and final expenses. We ask that you be generous, if you can, just as Jeff was generous towards his students, his coworkers, and his family. It may normally be a cliche, but Jeff Salan truly was the man who would give you the shirt off of his back without a second thought.

The Salan family thanks you in advance for all the help you may provide us in our time of need.
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Just a portion of the turnout at the funeral. Thank you so much to all who came, and to those who couldn't, we understand.
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A memorial to Jeff Salan
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The Salan family, and any who wish to join us, are preparing today to bury Jeff Salan. The service will be at 11AM, and we would like to, again, thank each and every person who has donated and shared this webpage.
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We would like to inform all of you who have supported us in this difficult time that we have set a date and time for the funeral.
We have chosen Volusia Memorial Funeral Homes as the final resting place for Dad. There will be a short service at the graveside at 11AM on Sunday, July 23, 2017.
Again, thank you all for your support and donations.
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Raised by 75 people in 14 months
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