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 www.andersfh.comRead More