Gregory B. DeSalvatore
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Gregory B DeSalvatore
Cicero - Gregory B. DeSalvatore, 68, of Cicero, NY died following a brief illness Saturday, July 17, 2021. Born in Oneonta, NY, he was the son of Joseph and Ardyce DeSalvatore. He graduated from Oneonta High School and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He married his high school sweetheart, Bonnie Lockwood, in 1975.
After 23 years of work in the steel fabrication industry, he answered God's call to the ministry and graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2003. Greg gladly served the Lord in the United Methodist Church as an ordained elder in Ames/Sprout Brook, Sharon Springs, Amsterdam, Wellsville and Cicero.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; his sons, Anthony (Kelli) and Michael (Sarah Lewis); his daughter, Emily (Kevin) Appler; his grandchildren, Lucas, Evangeline and Tobias DeSalvatore and baby Appler due in September; his parents, Joseph and Ardyce; his brother, Vincent, his brothers-in-law, Harry (Anita), Lynn (Judy) and Richard (Karen); his aunts, Jeane Natoli and Theresa DeSalvatore and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Greg will long be remembered for his love of God, his captivating smile, his passion for music and his exuberance in life.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Cicero United Methodist Church, 8416 Brewerton Road with Pastor George Nicholas officiating. Calling hours will be from 4 until 8 PM Friday, July 23 at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cicero United Methodist Church memorial fund designated to United Methodist Committee on Relief.
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Published by Hornell Evening Tribune from Jul. 20 to Jul. 21, 2021.
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Cicero United Methodist Church
8416 Brewerton Road, NY
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Cicero United Methodist Church
8416 Brewerton Road, NY
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I'm so sorry to hear about greg. I loved working with him he taught me so much. My thoughts and prays are with you. Love lisa
Lisa lawya Ragotskie
Work
August 7, 2021
We extend our love and sincere sympathy to Bonnie and all Greg's family. So very sorry for your loss. We are unceasingly praying for you during this time. We pray that you will be strengthened and comforted through God's embracing love and shown through all those around you. In prayer and care.
Pastors Nancy and Larry Russell, Northern Flow District
Work
July 22, 2021
My sincere condolences to Bonnie, Anthony, Michael, and Emily. I will continue with my prayers for each one of you. I know it will be a difficult time as you move forward. If you would like to talk with me, you can reach me at 518-674-8141. Leave a return phone number if I don't answer the phone. June Kinerson
June Kinerson
Other
July 22, 2021
Rev. DeSalvatore did a communion service for the District United Methodist Women years ago. I remember being in awe of his presence, his message and his passion for serving us communion.
Melody Carrier
Other
July 21, 2021
Our heart skipped a beat hearing the news of Pastor Greg passing to be with our Lord. Wonderful, sincere man. Our prayers are with Pastor Greg´s family and our church family.
Kaz and Tari Otabara
Other
July 21, 2021
Dear Bonnie and Family I am deeply saddened to hear of Greg's passing. You made me feel welcomed as soon I arrived at Salem. Greg's positive energy and can do spirit inspired me to give my best. Heaven has gained a special angel! God bless you all at this difficult time.
Peter Toth
July 20, 2021
Our Dearest Bonnie & Family, It is with deep sadness and shock that we mourn the passing of Our Brother Greg. He was an inspiration to all of us. I will miss his jovial Spirit and wise counsel. Our Prayers, Love, Hugs, & memories are with y'all today & always, Elliott & Eileen Murphy-Sharron<><
Elliott & Eileen Sharron
Friend
July 20, 2021
What a loss for all of us! The 2 years, 1976-78, that Greg served with me in Elmira will always be a choice memory for me - and Bonnie, too, made those years special.
The Rev. David E. Durham
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July 20, 2021
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