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  1. Naomi and I became friends when she worked at the art gallery in Rodanthe at the Pamlico Station. Naomi was a very sweet and kind person. I just wish I could have spent mo4e time with her lately. Naomi was truly an angel living here on Earth, and will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers go out to all her family and friends. Even though Naomi will not be around here any longer, her spirit will forever bless those that knew her. Amem

  2. Loved that lady like a family member. Will never forget our good times together. An angel on this earth to help us all enjoy life and happiness. Thank you Lord for allowing me to get to know her

  3. William, I was sadden to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful woman and she will be missed. I hope you will find comfort in knowing that you will see her again

  4. I met Naomi when I went to work at the Community Care Clinic in Buxton, where she volunteered. She knew all the answers and how everything operated and was a great help to me when I began working there. We became good friends and she used to come to my home in Avon to ID plants in my yard. She was a cat savior and I recall she would not leave when Irene hit Rodanthe so that she could care for her beloved cats. She did so much for the island and always was at the ready to help anyone. In the last couple of years, we continued to send cat jokes to each other. Naomi was so special and my heart goes out to her family. I will miss her. 🦋

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Naomi L. Sallinger

November 27, 2022

Naomi L. Sallinger died peacefully of natural causes in Nags Head November 27, 2022 at the age of 87. Naomi was born in Nelson County VA. After graduating high school she re-located to Portsmouth, VA and attended William and Mary College where she earned a business degree. Naomi married and had two sons and the family settled in Chesapeake.

After many years of visiting the outer banks she and her husband made Rodanthe their permanent home in 1995. Naomi loved her home on Hatteras Island where she used her green thumb to cultivate a yard full of beautiful flowers.  She also loved cats- feeding and helping to spay and neuter numerous feral cats on the island. Naomi  was a dedicated volunteer for the Hot Line thrift store for two decades and retired from Island Convenience Store in Rodanthe. Naomi was adored and loved by all of her co- workers. friends, co-volunteers, and neighbors.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving son, William Sallinger; daughter in-law, Darla Sallinger; grandson, Bobby Sallinger; grandson, Jeremy Sallinger; granddaughters, Jennifer (Thompson), Brittany (Werlau) and Jessica (Holt) and several great grandchildren. Naomi was pre-deceased by her husband Merritt Sallinger, Jr., and son Austin.

No services are planned at this time. Condolences may be shared at gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

Condolences

Ann Liston

Naomi and I became friends when she worked at the art gallery in Rodanthe at the Pamlico Station. Naomi was a very sweet and kind person. I just wish I could have spent mo4e time with her lately. Naomi was truly an angel living here on Earth, and will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers go out to all her family and friends. Even though Naomi will not be around here any longer, her spirit will forever bless those that knew her. Amem

Luann Johnson

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Naomi Salinger. She was one great Lady. Luann

Peggy Windzio

Loved that lady like a family member. Will never forget our good times together. An angel on this earth to help us all enjoy life and happiness. Thank you Lord for allowing me to get to know her

Ann Marie Woods

William, I was sadden to hear of your mom's passing. She was a wonderful woman and she will be missed. I hope you will find comfort in knowing that you will see her again

Pam Donahue

I met Naomi when I went to work at the Community Care Clinic in Buxton, where she volunteered. She knew all the answers and how everything operated and was a great help to me when I began working there. We became good friends and she used to come to my home in Avon to ID plants in my yard. She was a cat savior and I recall she would not leave when Irene hit Rodanthe so that she could care for her beloved cats. She did so much for the island and always was at the ready to help anyone. In the last couple of years, we continued to send cat jokes to each other. Naomi was so special and my heart goes out to her family. I will miss her. 🦋