General Information

Full Name: Richard E. Salkin
Date of Death: Monday, June 19, 2023

SALKIN, Richard “Rick” Edward, 75 of Fair Lawn, NJ, formerly of Hackensack, NJ, originally from The Bronx, NY, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 19th, 2023, comforted by his two daughters.

In his 50-year legal career, he rose to the rank of Trial Chief at the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office in the 1970s, during which time he successfully tried the quadruple homicide case against Harry De La Roche; served as the Hackensack City Attorney for 16 years; and served as the Hackensack Board of Education Attorney for 13 years; while also maintaining his own practice.

Son of the late Ira Salkin and Edith Pear Salkin, and brother of Sunny Peclet. Loving and devoted father of Wendy (Ty) and Kerry Salkin (David). Beloved grandfather of Joshua and Anna Futterman-Salkin. Adored uncle of Alyson Mitchel, and Valerie, Todd, and Daniel Peclet.

He will always be remembered for his sense of humor, warmth, passion, intelligence, and sense of justice. He was an avid reader, a die-hard New York Mets and Giants fan, a movie lover (especially The Godfather and anything by Tarantino), a talented tennis player, a formidable Scrabble opponent, an eternal optimist, a dear friend to many, and the best dad.

Service Information

Thursday, June 22, 2023
3:00 PM

Service at:
Louis Suburban Chapel
13-01 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Internment Will Be Private

Get Directions to Louis Suburban Chapel


  1. Judy and Frank Albolino

    Rick will forever be part of some of our best memories during our lives in Hackensack. He definitely made our community better as he pointed out what changes needed to be made for our city during public meetings . We will miss him and cherish his friendship and those of his family.

  2. Dominick Polifrone

    Rich/ RIP- We had great times at The Bergen County Prosecutors office- Condolences to your family!

  3. Elizabeth Pezzillo

    Omg! My friend RIP, thanks for always making me smile, love your “Lizzie blue eyes”

    • Jessica

      While I will be unable to attend the service, I want to share that Rick helped me by
      being a reference for employment. I will always be grateful to him for that. He was
      Kind, and he will be missed.

    • Kathy Cieslak zuger

      Rick was my first true boyfriend in 1965, our senior year at fair lawn high school. He was such a wonderful and handsome guy. I was saddened to hear of his passing.

  4. Sunny

    My baby brother how I was so happy when u were born up till then I was an only child I needed someone to commiserate with. We lost some contact over the years but when u came near us we will have some wonderful memories of the few times we shared and we will treasure them. I miss you already.Even thou you were always moms Princce. You were to young to leave us

  5. Valerie

    One of the few that were allowed to call me Valerie. You will always be my favorite uncle. 💔

  6. Michelle Dunnings

    Rick was a man of integrity… and this is what I will remember the most. He was a huge part of Hackensack and will forever be missed. Rest in Peace!

  7. Vicky Farhi

    A wonderful friend who knew how to maintain friendships beyond the politics. His memory will be for blessing.

  8. Alex

    One of the handful of people I looked up to in law and politics. He raised two amazing daughters and his memory is truly a blessing.

  9. Dan Proper

    I just heard of Rick’s passing and was so sad to hear the news. We went to college together and were fierce competitors on the basketball court. He was smart, funny and a real standup guy. He surely will be missed by all who knew him.


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