Nicola Di SALVO
1957 - 2019
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Di SALVO, Nicola Frank "Nick" Age 61, of Centerville, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Nick was born on December 6, 1957 in Dayton, OH to Rinaldo, Sr and Elena (Berardo) Di Salvo. He graduated from Fairmont West in 1976 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Nick proudly managed and operated Mamma Di Salvo's Italian Ristorante for 38 years. He was a proud member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and attended Fairhaven Church. Nick was passionate about his restaurant business and studying the bible. He loved fishing, attending church, and Bill's donuts. Nick enjoyed sports and was a huge fan of the Bengals, Cubs, and OSU football. Nick loved his boys and family beyond measure. His kind, humble demeanor made him a magnet for people. Nick is survived by his parents, children, Andrew (Elizabeth), Adam; brothers, Rinaldo, Jr. (Mindy), Roberto (Shari); nephews, Rinaldo III, Vincenzo; nieces, Gina and Abigail; former wife, Debra Robertson. Family will greet friends 2-6pm on Sunday, July 14 at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 E Stroop Rd, Kettering. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, July 15 at St. Charles Borromeo, 4500 Ackerman Blvd, Kettering. Entombment in David's Mausoleum. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to Centerville First Responders and the ER Team at Miami Valley Hospital South. A special thank you to Dr. Clune, her team, and his nurse, Liz for their kindness, compassion, and top notch care of Nick and his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Nick's name to Diabetes Assoc. of the Dayton Area, 2555 S. Dixie Dr. Ste 112, Moraine, OH 45409. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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Published in Dayton Daily News from Jul. 13 to Jul. 14, 2019.
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October 1, 2019
Hey Dad Miss you alot! Love u Dad with all my heart wish u could come back I wish i could bring u back but I can't miss u dad alot alot love u very much I miss all the memories I had when I was little All the memories I had with you Dad u me Andrew Uncle Bobby Uncle Ronnie Ronnie Vinny Chico Uncle Charlie Joe Manzo Angelo Manzo all the italians Ergisa Antionette Filomena Mary Phyllis all the italians Uncle Tony remember Dad Uncle Tony he was my favorite uncle we used to have fun laugh make fun of people imitations uncle tubie charlie beardo hey remember Tony used to say who stole my Pickle who took my Pickle I miss those days memories we had in New Jersey everybody having fun laughing making fun of everybody I miss the days u me Uncle Ronnie making fun of Papa shaky i miss those days U Me Uncle Ronnie we used to make fun of papa Love Adam your son putch wish
adam Disalvo
July 26, 2019
Terri Nichols
July 17, 2019
Nick will be missed at the pool at the Village of Willow Creek condos.
Charley Hall
July 16, 2019
hey dad miss you love you alot love adam memories lots of fun times we had together love, Adam DiSalvo
Adam DiSalvo
July 15, 2019
Loved coming into the restraint. Nick made you feel like family. Prayers for the family.
July 14, 2019
My condolences to the entire Di Salvo family. It has been many years since I moved from Kettering but I always tell anyone that is traveling to the Dayton area to eat at Di Salvo's - not only because the food and service are excellent but because of the warmth and genuine compassion of the entire family assured that any guest would be well received. Nick is too young to be taken from us but he has left the world a better place. May you rest in peace Nick. Your former neighbor - Tim Nauman
Tim Nauman
July 14, 2019
One of our favorite restaurans, Nick was a pure delight!
Shari & Bill Angerer
July 13, 2019
RIP Nick From a former employee
July 13, 2019
My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Nick.

What a great guy!

From the first time I came in until the last, Nick treated me with the utmost respect and care. For those who never met him or ate at his family restaurant all I can say is you've missed out on something and someone that was/is truly special.

All Nick wanted was for everyone to have the best dining experience of their live and he made that happen every time.


Henry Essick II
Jeff Schmitt Chevy East
July 13, 2019
We are so deeply saddened for the entire DiSalvo family. Our prayers for comfort and solace are with each and every one of you.

Nick's uncanny ability to welcome EVERY guest with such enthusiasm and kindness will be forever missed. So many of our own family's special occasions began with Nick's loving greeting as we entered the restaurant. Nick made so many people feel so very special. God's love shone through so brightly in Nick's life that it was truly a blessing to step back and watch him in action!

Please know that your entire family has all of our love and prayers at this very difficult time.
Mike Perk and Teresa Perkins
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