JAMES A. SALVATICO(1924 - 2013)

James A. Salvatico, age 88, of Ocoee, Fla., died Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in his home surrounded by loving family.

He was born September 30, 1924 in Sagamore, Pa. to James Salvatico and Rose (Lorenzo) Salvatico.

A World War II Army Veteran, Mr. Salvatico was a Corporal and Anti Aircraft Gunner, and served in England, France, Germany, Luxemburg, and Belgium. He served in the 17th Airborne Division at the Battle of the Bulge, Rhine and Central Germany from 1943 to 1946.

After retiring as an electronics technician in New Kensington, Pa., he moved to Laughlin, Nev. He also spent time visiting with his grandson, Aaron Salvatico and family in Highland, Calif. James moved to Ocoee, Fla. in early December, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Louise (Mohar) Salvatico; daughter, Lydia Springston; two sons, James and Mark Salvatico; brother, Francis Salvatico; and sister, Catherine Salvatico.

James is survived by two sisters, Magdaline Waters of Ocoee, Fla. and Cecilia Bosso of Lancaster, Pa. (formerly of Lower Burrell); grandson, Aaron (Tisha) Salvatico of Highland, Calif.; granddaughter, Desiree (William) Birdseye of Greensburg, Pa.; ten great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. .

Mr. Salvatico was a former member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 3055 El Mirage Way, Laughlin, Nev.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 28, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 3055 El Mirage Way, Laughlin, Nev.

Arrangements by The Rusiewicz Family of Funeral Directors, Arnold and Lower Burrell, www.RusiewiczFH.com.

Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Jan. 26 to Feb. 2, 2013