Charles Salvo, 92, of Exeter, passed away at home, Wednesday, December 21, 2022.
Known as Charlie, he was born November 28, 1930, in Pittston Township, to Patrick Salvo and Mary Salvo. He attended Brown-Town Schools and enjoyed playing all sports. He served in the US Air Force as a telegrapher during the Korean War, while on traveling squad with the Air Force Baseball Team throughout Europe and Asia. After serving the country, Charlie moved to NYC to follow the Yankees and start his career with TWA airlines, where he met Jolene, his wife of 63 years. He loved his hometown and family so much that he moved back to Pittston PA area, continuing his career with Allegheny Airlines and US Airlines for 30 years. He was a proud supporter of all local teams.
Charlie’s biggest passion aside from sports was making memories with his family. He loved getting everyone together, showing sincere interest in every activity and supporting all their endeavors. He enjoyed travel with his wife, especially to visit his children, grandchildren, and recent great grandchildren.
Golf was Charlie’s favorite retirement activity. His favorite saying, “its not how you drive but how you arrive”, was his North Star. He was a member of Emanon County Club and enjoyed his short game play with friends at Newberry Estate County Club.
Charlie was an active member at First United Methodist Church in West Pittston, PA, enjoying the fellowship and wonderful choir.
Charlie leaves behind his loving family, including wife Jolene Salvo, daughter, Sharon (Salvo) Ehret, husband Edward of Exton; son Charles Salvo, and wife Barbara of Flagler Beach, FL. Grandchildren Abigail and Joseph Magner of Cohasset MA, Allison and Evan Jones of Philadelphia, Lauren Malchak of Orlando FL, and five loving great grandchildren.
Special thank you to the staff of Hospice of the Scared Heart, Veterans Home Health Care, and all the doctors for the excellent care they provided Charlie.
A Celebration of Charlie’s life will be held at a later date, to be announced. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 53 Glenmaura National Boulevard, Suite 120, Moosic, PA18507. Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street Pittston.