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AUBURN - James T. Salva, 57, of Auburn, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Jim was a life resident of Auburn and a graduate of Auburn High School. He was a communicant of Holy Family Church. In 1983, Jim created Salva Electric, Inc., a respected business that he grew in both size and recognition over the next three decades. Jim's skills and professionalism enabled him to be a licensed master electrician in both the Auburn and Syracuse areas. He was the current president of the Auburn Electrical Board. Jim is survived by his father, Al Salva, of Auburn; a brother, John Salva, of Auburn; three sisters, Joanne Francis and her husband, Tim, of North Carolina, Jeannine Larose, of Skaneateles, and Julie DiFederico, of Auburn; four nieces, one nephew as well as one great-niece and one great-nephew. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his wonderful mother, Jeanne, as well as his long-time companion, Marlene Marks, whom he adored traveling with. The two of them especially loved their excursions to Italy and Key West. Jim held in very high regard his close relationship with Marlene's children, Corey (Jessie) Marks with their children, Michael and Kaylee, and Marlene's son, Nick Fedor. Friends are invited to join the family for a Mass of Christian burial to be offered by the Rev. James Enright at 11:30 a.m. Monday in Holy Family Church. Burial will be in Bird Cemetery, Locke. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, in the Cheche Funeral Home, 1778 Clark St., Auburn. Jim was a man who built wonderful friendships as well as a wonderful business. His name, the name that appeared on each of his company vehicles, spoke volumes of the man and how he treated everyone that he encountered. To send a message to his family, sign our guest book at www.auburnpub.com and click on obituaries.

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Published in The Citizen from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, 2011.
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October 8, 2019
On the Anniversary of your passing, we miss you so and pray for you every day! Im sure you and Jerry are raising a ruckus up there! Until we meet again, this Bud is for you my friend
Elaine and Gary
Elaine Fritz
October 24, 2011
Dear Jeannine,
We are so sorry for you and your family's loss. You are in our prayers.

Susan and John
Susan Higgins & John Mullane
October 22, 2011
was a great friend and sponsor to our county league softball team saddly be missed
charles bikle
October 22, 2011
Sorry about your loss.I knew Jim many years ago in high school when he had his blue camaro...
Errol Flynn
October 22, 2011
To all those near to Jim:
My sincere condolences at this difficult time. I worked over 20 years at the Diagnostic Imaging Center in Auburn and through the many times Jim was there to assist, I was fortunate to get to know him. He was always professional in his career, and was very personable in life. He will be greatly missed by many. My sincere wishes to each of you.
Vicky Roth
October 19, 2011
To the Salva family- I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Joe Colella
October 19, 2011
Dear Salva Family,

I am so sorry for your loss of Jim. Although I had not seen Jim in over 20 years, I still hold many fond memories of times we shared growing up in the same neighborhood and attending the same schools. Some of the most memorable moments during that time are ones that were shared with Jim.

I will keep Jim and your entire family in my thoughts and prayers.
Roger F. Basha
October 19, 2011
There are no words that can explain the loss that I feel in my heart. I will forever miss him & feel blessed that I had such a good friend in my life. To his family - I love you all.

Always in my thoughts - forever in my heart. Love Cindy
Cindy Cooper
October 18, 2011
Jim was a great guy,I have great memorys from owasco lake and keywest with him and Marlene.
Steve Lupo
October 18, 2011
I'm can't beleive he has passed. I just found out today 10/17/2011 other wise I would have attended. Again very sorry to here about his passing. May god be with your family and comfort you.
Keith Lusk (luck
October 18, 2011
To Jim - may you rest in peace. You shared your wisdom with me in that you need to enjoy your time here on earth with family and friends and to seize every moment you can with gratitude. - To Jim's family and friends ~ my prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless everyone. ~Judy
Judy Schroeder
October 17, 2011
Jim was a truly good person and friend - We go way back and I have memories of some real good times with a real good friend. To his family my prayers and thoughts are with you. Kathie Murinka
October 17, 2011
Condolences go out to the family of Jim. Working in the Code Enforcement Office, I had dealings with him regularly. I can still hear his voice now "Kim, it's Jim Salva" whenever he called...he never needed to tell me that I knew his voice! He also helped me out on a couple occasions with electrical issues when I first purchased my house. He was a great guy! On behalf of myself & everyone here in Codes he will be missed.
Kimberly Bauso
October 17, 2011
We met Jim in the early 80"s & would see him & Marlene on his boat in the summers enjoying the weather.He was a great guy & I know many people he has helped through his kind heart & generosity through the years. Jim will be sadly missed by many. God bless Jim & all his family.
Kevin & Joanie DeChick
October 17, 2011
I will truly miss Jim. He was not only a great customer, but a very good friend.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Michael Flanders
Michael Flanders
October 16, 2011
Jim and I graduated from AHS together in 1972. He did work for my businesses, and was an ethical and talented contractor. I always noticed how much he loved his work. My sincere condolences to his family, and may God Bless all of you.

David A. Liseno
October 16, 2011
To the Salva family, so sorry to hear of the loss of Jimmy . I was a neighborhood friend , and remember the days playing softball in the park and also launching rockets in the local fields with jim . Where have all the years gone ? As young children Jim was always looking to do things better, he was always someone we looked up to in the neighborhood. That is probably why he was so successful in his business. Jim, till we meet again someday .
Greg Slywka
October 16, 2011
Jim was a great guy who left us too soon, God bless his family &the guys who worked for him.
frank battista
October 16, 2011
Our thoughts are with the family
Fred & Karen Plis
October 16, 2011
The loss of a GREAT person & friend will always be second to the grief of the family. Jim will always be remembered by everyone. It's true....God takes the best,first.
Tom Hawley
October 16, 2011
Julie and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Brian and Peggy Hicks
peggy hicks
October 16, 2011
Jim and Marlene are now reunited together and are taking a trip of eternity with each other. They will never be apart again. RIP
October 16, 2011
sorry for your loss julie and family. my thoughts and prayers are with u.
October 16, 2011
Jim was a wonderful friend and terrific person--gone way too soon. We will miss you so much and remember all the fun we had over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
Jim--this Bud's for you. Love, Elaine and Gary Fritz
October 16, 2011
To the Salva Family,
Sorry for your loss. Jim will always be in my thoughts. Memories of our childhood and growing up together. Jim and I had many fun times from playing softball and football in our neighborhood park to driving to Watkin Glen to the F1 racings in the 70s. I've not seen Jim for many year but my family told me how successful he was with his electrical business. Goodbye my friend. I'll always have great memories of our younger days.
Bill Chalanick
October 16, 2011
Bon Voyage Jim and Marlene
October 15, 2011
Salva Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Jim has been a great friend for many years, as time went on he was one very loyal customer and a help to me whan I started in business.
On behalf of myself and everyone at Builders Choice please accept our condolances and find some comfort knowing that you are all in my thoughts and prayers durring this most difficult time.
Chris Geherin
October 15, 2011
Such a tremendous loss for the community.
I have a lot of good memories of working with Jim in the past. My thoughts go out to his family. Rest in Peace My Friend!!!
Tim Mallory
October 15, 2011
Joanne, Julie and Family,

Jim was a great neighbor and friend. He was always there to give me a hand & I will truly miss him. I am sorry that I cannot make the services as I am in Florida. If I can do anything for you, please don't hesitate to call me.
- With sympathy,
Bill Hislop
October 15, 2011
our deepest sympathy to Jim's family. We are so sorry for your lose. Jim was a great man. He will always be remembered. Steve and Raelynn Smith
October 15, 2011
aahhh yes Jimmy. Remember when he and mickey salva took my Elec. class at AHS... then went on to BOCES... a tremendous young man, who's passing is way to premature.. thoughts and prayers to the family and friends
Bill Rizzieri
October 14, 2011
I only met Jim a handfull of times...Either way a very nice man and gone way to soon. His longtime friend was my great Aunt...Whenever I saw her she was always just getting back from a trip or doing something amazing with Jim...My grandmother and I often talked of how lucky she was to have found such a great guy,it brought great relief to my grandmother Shirley Sharpsteen to know that Marlene was so happy. Thanks Jim for making such great memories for Aunt Marlene and her family. RIP
Nicole Sharpsteen Verdi
October 14, 2011
Al and family:

We are so sorry about the tragic loss of your beloved Jim.

In deepest sympathy,

John Capocefalo
Mary McLaughlin
October 14, 2011
Jeannine and Family,

Words cannot express how deeply saddened I am for you and your family. Know that Jim is no longer suffering and is rejoicing with the Lord, your mother, Marlene and all the angels and saints.
May all your fond memories help you get through these very difficult days. I'm certain that Jim is watching over you, protecting you and smiling down upon each and every one of you! My thoughts and prayers are with you today, tomorrow and always.

With deepest sympathy,
Linda (Crawford) Fitzgerald, DeWitt,Michigan
October 14, 2011
Jim was a great friend to me all threw the years, I will always be greatful for his friendship and his help with all the great work he sent my way, He will be greatly missed.
Jeffrey Seneca
October 14, 2011
Sending our condolences and deepest sympathies to Jim's family. Judy & Bill Merritt
Judy Merritt
October 14, 2011
my deepest sympathy to jim and his family-
Tony Prave
October 14, 2011
from my wife cathy and myself skip slayton we lost a great man this week. to al and julie he will always be with us. he was the greatest friend u ever could have. god bless him and u also we love u all
October 14, 2011
It's so sad that such a nice guy and friend has to leave so early in life. We extend our deepest sympathies and prayers to his family.
Harry and Martha Colella
October 14, 2011
I and my family are so sorry to hear about Jim. Jim was agood friend and a great gentleman. We always had great memories to share when we all got together at Parkers Grill and Bar. he will always be missed. Jim Miller
Jim Miller
October 14, 2011
So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mimi Muldoon-Brooks
October 14, 2011
To Al and Jim's family, I remember tutoring Jim as he grew up in our neighborhood... then as an adult I worked closely with him through our businesses. He was a most remarkable man and a wonderful friend. I am very sad to hear of his passing. I believe your memories of Jim will help you through this sad time.
Annie (Longo) Amoia
October 14, 2011
So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mimi Muldoon-Brooks
October 14, 2011
I have lost my dearest and oldest friend. I will always cherish my memories I have with Jim. I am so glad we were able to spend some time together recently. He will be sadly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your memories of Jim help you through this difficult time.
Anna Marie Posa-Burg
October 14, 2011
Jim was a great friend to my family, He was always so giving and will be truely missed. Our prayers are with you
Janet Posa-Amankwaah
October 14, 2011
Jim was one of the greatest people I have ever met in my entire life. As well as the best boss i ever worked for. He was first and foremost a FRIEND. Jim you will be missed . Clint Symonds
October 14, 2011
Al & Kids,
We were so sorry to hear of the loss. He will surley be missed by all the boys at Gregory & Picciano Electric.
Mike Ferro
October 14, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 14, 2011
I met Jim in 1983. Over the years he remained a loyal, trusted friend. As busy as he was developing his amazing business when I called with a need, he was there to help. Jim could be counted on! He didn't ask a lot of questions; he didn't hesitate although sometimes he would snicker a bit at my situation and frustration, but then he would take charge and handle everything. Once during a difficult personal situation I didn't have to call. He knocked at the door and said, I can help you with this. I would thank him over and over and he would just say, you have always treated me right. Gone to soon - no greater friend could one ask for - rest in peace Jim!
Gloria Larkin
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