Richard Salter, 49, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 4.
Salter was born on August 6, 1960 in Queens, New York. He attended the St. John Baptist Church under the pastorship of the late Rev. Larry W. Ellis and worked as a messenger.
Salter is survived by his fiancée, Naomi Hamilton; children, Richard, Samantha, Lamar and Evanyaleek; grandchildren, Chasity and Imari; brothers, McClendon Salter Jr. and Larry Salter; uncles, George Clark and Vallin Salter; aunts, Willie and Joan Salter; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and numerous cousins and many special friends.
Funeral services and visitation were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Interment took place at Forest Park Cemetery, Morganville, New York.