Ross S. Salvo of Pittston died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Hospice Community Care, Dunmore.
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Born April 21, 1925, he was the son of the late Patsy and Mary Ciali Salvo of Railroad Street, Pittston. He graduated from Pittston Township High School.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the 30th Infantry Division, and was decorated with a Bronze Star for valor during the Battle of the Bulge.
He moved to Connecticut in 1950 and was employed as an electrician by the Pitney Bowes Corp.
In Connecticut, he was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, Sons of Italy and St. Matthew's Church.
Ross was a mild-mannered jokester who was loved by all who knew him. He enjoyed working in his garden, reading, walking and listening to music.
After his retirement, Ross and his wife enjoyed traveling with their friends and spending time with their five grandchildren. Ross' family was extremely important to him. He and his wife of 61 years moved back to Pittston in 2007 to be closer to them.
After moving back to Pennsylvania, he continued his faith at St. Joseph Marello Parish (Mount Carmel).
He was predeceased by his wife, Marie Davis Salvo; and brothers, Sam and Charles Salvo.
He is survived by his son, Pasquale Salvo and wife, Diane; daughter, Maryann Salvo Drennen and husband, Tom; and grandchildren, Beth Salvo O'Connell and her husband, Corbett; Alyssa and Kevin Drennen; and Christine and Ross Salvo. He is also survived by his brother, Joe Salvo, Norwalk, Conn.; and sisters, Carrie Murray and husband, Joe, Ashley; Lucy Salvo, Pittston; Mary Falzone and husband, John, Swoyersville; Patricia Corcoran and husband, Dennis, Pittston; and Helen Poole and husband, Art, Bear Creek; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Monday in Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William St., Pittston. Interment will be in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2012