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Anthony "Tony" Salvo

Souderton, Pennsylvania

Jan 14, 1950 – Dec 11, 2019 (Age 69)


January 14, 1950
December 11, 2019
Souderton, Pennsylvania


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Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory - Souderton Obituary

Anthony "Tony" Salvo, 69, of Collegeville, PA; formerly of Norristown, PA, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at his residence.

He was the loving husband of Deborah Joy (Freed) Salvo for 26 years. Tony was born in Norristown, PA, to the late Thomas Salvo and the late Margaret (Ferrarri) Salvo.

In his younger years, he worked as night stocker for the former Genuardi's in Norristown, as a freezer stocker for Rotelle, Inc. in West Point, PA, and as a nurse aide at the Norristown State Hospital. Tony served as a supply sergeant for the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. After returning, he graduated from San Jose Bible College in San Jose, CA, where he received a Bachelor of Science / Pastoral & Theology degree. Tony worked as a prefect and school counselor for St. Gabriel’s Hall in Audubon and then as a safety officer for Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA, until retiring in 2014.

He was an active member of Valley View Community Church.

Tony loved to travel with his wife, Deb, and his two children, Tommy and Laurel. They enjoyed going to Longwood Gardens, weekly day trips to Lancaster, and such places as Watkins Glen, NY, Yellowstone, WY, and Lone Pine, CA.

Tony enjoyed riding his motorcycle, visiting thrift stores, dining out at local restaurants, and especially drinking his Wawa coffee. He kept himself physically fit with his daily routine of exercising, jogging, and even tap dancing. Some of his hobbies included: collecting carnival glass and jewelry, maintaining his lawn, relaxing by his chimenea, and teaching himself the piano.

The most important aspect of Tony’s life was his faith in Jesus Christ and sharing it with others. He loved listening to Christian music, singing, and reading his Bible daily.

Tony was a very generous, hardworking, friendly, social, outgoing man of integrity who had a great sense of humor, was a good neighbor, and would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. He had a great smile, an easy laugh, and was always willing to help others.

In addition to his wife, Tony is survived by his son, Thomas Winter Salvo & wife, Mari of North Hills, CA; his daughter, Laurel Ann Salvo of Rancho Cordova, CA; his two sisters, Carmella Cantello of Jeffersonville, PA, Patricia "Cookie" Salvo of Norristown, PA; his four brothers, Joseph "Josey" Salvo & wife, Lucia “Lou” of Norristown, PA, Thomas "Duney" Salvo & wife, Dolores “Sissy” of Norristown, PA, Gerald "Jerry" Salvo of Norristown, PA, and Vincent Salvo of Fort Lauderdale, FL.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers, Paul & John Salvo.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 2:00 pm at Valley View Community Church, 778 Sunnyside Avenue, Audubon, PA 19403, followed by an informal visitation from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Valley View Community Church, 778 Sunnyside Avenue, Audubon, PA 19403.

Arrangements by: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 East Broad Street, Souderton, PA 18964. To send online condolences to the family, visit

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I knew Tony when we both attended Methacton Mennonite Church in Worcester. We clicked immediately which means he understood my weird sense of humor as I did his. He was a big part of my life back them and he remains in my thoughts and prayers today. When he first saw Debbie at church, he said who is that? Rhodas sister. Can you get me her number? Sure. It was downhill from there. He couldnt stop talking about her. I tried to tell him to take it easy for a while, but he didn't listen to me....

What a wonderful Life Celebration for Tony! We know he would have been embarrassed by all the attention, but that's too bad! He deserves to be celebrated by those who knew and loved him. We also know that he would have been pleased to hear the gospel clearly proclaimed so that others can trust Jesus as Savior and one day move into Tony's neighborhood in heaven. Our loss is heaven's gain! With love, Bruce & Jen Carter, Hebrews 4:16

I worked with tony, at ursinus college. he was an excellent and funny friend. he will be missed!

We are so sorry for your loss Debbie and offer our deepest condolences. Tony was a wonderful man who was always so full of laughter and joy. And he will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

Debbie, my prayers have been with you. I wanted to call you. I dont have the right number. Please call me. Love Aunt Liz. 919-477-4371

I was a roommate of Tony's at San Jose Bible College. He had such a great sense of humor and was so fun. Though we haven't spoken since Bible College days, I appreciated him greatly. I am heartbroken for your family and am praying for you.

Tony was a loving, smiling man who loved the lord and all his friends. He was always a joy to be with and a ray of sunshine to all.
He shall greatly be missed.

Tony was such an easy going guy. His love for the Lord and his desire to live his life in accordance with Gods word was evident to everyone he met. He was genuine and approachable. I truly enjoyed talking about the scriptures with him. He had a very broad knowledge of the Bible. I am so glad to have had him as a friend.

My Uncle Anthony was truly a wonderful man with a beautiful loving spirit. We shared our faith, music and love of family. His joy and love for God always inspired me. He was such a positive influence and I miss our deep conversations and much laughter. He always made me smile. He is loved and missed dearly.