Richard Lawrence Sallade, M.D.

August 16, 1929 - December 15, 2023

08/16/1929 - 12/15/2023

Past Services

Saturday December 23, 2023
11:00 am
Trinity Lutheran Church
6812 River Road
Newport News, Virginia 23607
757-245-2576 | Directions

Richard Lawrence Sallade, M.D. died December 15, 2023, in Newport News at age 94. He was born August 16, 1929 in Pittsburg, PA to Edwin and Maude Sallade. He was predeceased by his son Thomas Richard Sallade; his sister Mary Alice Fleming; and his brother Frederick Sallade.

Dr. Sallade graduated from Ohio University and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his internship at Detroit Receiving Hospital where he met his wife Maureen. They lived in Boston while he completed his residency in urology at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Boston VA Medical Center. He served as a physician in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Minot, ND.  He relocated to Durham, NC where he was on the urology staff at Duke University Hospital and served as Chief of Urology at the Durham VA Medical Center. In 1964, Dr. Sallade joined Hampton Roads Urology and served on the medical staff of Riverside Regional Medical Center until his retirement in 1999 at age 70.

Dr. Sallade was elected to the national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha, a lifelong honor bestowed to physicians dedicated to the profession and art of healing. He also served on the Board of Directors at Riverside Hospital and as President of both the Newport News Medical Society and the Virginia Urological Society.

Dr. Sallade was active in community leadership roles which included serving as the President of the Peninsula Symphony and on the boards of the Newport News YMCA and the Virginia Opera. He was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he enjoyed volunteering as a remedial reading tutor for Newport News Public Schools.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Maureen Smyth Sallade; their three children, daughter Linda Kay Madler and her husband Mark, son Raymond Bruce Sallade and his wife Julie Cox Sallade, all of Newport News; son Ross Edwin Sallade and his wife Heather Means Sallade of Raleigh, NC; and daughter-in-law LeeAnne Venturino Sallade of Christiansburg, VA. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren who affectionately called him “Grumpa.”

Dick enjoyed a number of outdoor pursuits including tennis, snow skiing, golf, sailing, fishing and hunting. A hunting trip was deemed successful if his not so faithful canine companion Whiskey could be located by the end of the day, and a sailboat race was considered a win if the spinnaker was raised correctly and no children fell overboard. Dick and Maureen enjoyed traveling and playing bridge with friends. Dick will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

A memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, December 23 at 11:00 AM with a reception to follow at the James River Country Club.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 6812 River Rd, Newport News, VA  23607 or the Salvation Army Virginia Peninsula, 1033 Big Bethel Rd, Hampton, VA 23666.

Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Riverside Chapel.


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Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
3 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Richard Lawrence Sallade, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, Richard Lawrence Sallade, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †