Patricia D. Salvan

OLEAN - Patricia D. Salvan, of 715 N. Union St., passed away Friday (Feb. 28, 2014) at the Cuba Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit.
Patricia was born Dec. 26, 1919, in Olean, a daughter of Harold and Leah "Baker" Littlejohns. On Oct. 4, 1941, in St. John's Rectory, she married John J. Salvan, her loving husband of 59 years who predeceased her Aug. 9, 2001.
Patricia was a graduate of Olean High School, Class of 1939. She worked at Montgomery Wards in the 1970s.
She was a lifetime member of Hillside Wesleyan Church, where she was a very active member. She served as church secretary and was the organist there for 45 years.
Patricia was an awesome mom and a wonderful homemaker with a love of baking, reading and cross-stitching. Her greatest joys were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving Patricia are two daughters, Gail Matthews of Westons Mills and Lindsay (Paul) Cummings of Olean; two grandchildren, Leslie (Jeffrey) Szymanski of Westons Mills and Scott (Nancy) Matthews of Westons Mills; three great-grandchildren, Hannah Matthews and Lydia and Simon Szymanski; and several nieces and nephews.
Along with her loving husband, she was predeceased by an infant son, John Anthony Salvan; a brother, Robert Littlejohns; and a sister, Nancy George.
Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday (March 5, 2014) at the funeral home. The Rev. Richard Long, pastor of Hillside Wesleyan Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Olean.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1775 Wehrle Drive #150, Buffalo, NY 14221; , 315 Alberta Drive, Suite 102, Amherst, NY 14226; or Hillside Wesleyan Church, 753 Prospect Ave., Olean, NY 14760. Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home

Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc
646 E State St Olean, NY 14760
(716) 372-2200

Published in The Olean Times Herald from Mar. 2 to Mar. 4, 2014