A native of Fulton, he was a 1944 graduate of Fulton High School. Leland had served in the Army Air Force during World War II.
After the war, he attended the University of Delaware and was in ASTRP.
He received his bachelor of science degree from Oswego State College and his master’s degree from New York University.
He taught in the Spring Valley High School and worked 38 years as an electrical engineer at General Electric in Liverpool. He attended the Liverpool United Methodist Church and was a former member of State Street United Methodist Church in Fulton.
He was a member of the General Electric and Martin Lockheed Association, Liverpool Elks Lodge and was a former member of Hiram Masonic Lodge #144 in Fulton.
He enjoyed ice skating, traveling and the outdoors.
He was predeceased by a son, Dr. David Salsbury, and a brother, Lyle Salsbury.
Surviving are his wife of 20 years, Johanna Jufko Salsbury of Brewerton; a son, Steven Salsbury of Fulton; stepchildren, Philip Jufko of Springhill, Fla., Todd Jufko of Pennellville and Jill Freytag of Pennellville; four grandchildren; a sister, Marion Cook of West Hartford, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held today, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Burial will be in Mt. Adnah Cemetery where military honors will be conducted. There are no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central New York, 990 Seventh North Street, Liverpool, NY 13088.