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Gloria Diane Salva
December 24, 1945 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of the beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Gloria D. Salva of Shadyside, Ohio. She peacefully passed away in her sleep after a long battle with cancer in the early hours on January 13, 2024 in Columbus, Ohio. Gloria left behind a legacy of love, hard work, and a great passion for playing in the kitchen. She is survived by her sister Katherine Liberati, son Jay Salva (Katie Salva/wife), daughter Joy (Salva) Bonar (Rusty Kitzmiller/fiancé), Ryan Salva (grandson), Derek & Megan Bonar (grandson/wife), Faith Bonar (granddaughter), Ila Salva (granddaughter), Rhett Salva (grandson), and Anthony and Annalynn Salva (great-grandchildren).
Born on December 24th, 1945, Gloria was the youngest of 9 DelGuzzo children but that did not stop her from being the strongest in more ways than one. She was a first generation American since her parents migrated from Italy and moved to the Ohio Valley, where Gloria was born and raised with her siblings.
As a young woman, she learned the values of hard work and dedication which she carried with her until the end. Gloria went to school to become a hairdresser that she went on to do for many decades of her life. Besides doing hair, Gloria loved to “play in the kitchen” and cook delicious meals and bake amazing cookies.
Gloria was a loving and caring wife to her late husband, Stanley Salva. Their lifelong bond was one of great devotion, commitment, and love. Together, they raised a beautiful family, teaching their children the importance of love and the joy of spending quality time together.
As a mother, Gloria was a perfect example of a hard worker and provider, instilling in her children a strong will and love of food and cooking. In her role as a grandmother and
great-grandmother, she continued to love and spoil her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, creating lasting bonds with each generation. Gloria’s love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were evident in the time that she spent with them, the stories that she told them, and all of the delicious treats she made them.
While we mourn the loss of a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, we also celebrate the life she lived and the love she shared. Gloria will forever remain in our hearts as a shining example of what it meant to be a strong woman and a hard worker. Her legacy will live on in the memories of those she touched, the wisdom she imparted, and the love she so generously gave.
A celebration of Gloria's life will take place on Saturday, February 17th from 1:00pm-4:00pm at the American Legion in Shadyside.
May her soul find eternal peace, and may her memory bring comfort and strength to all who knew and loved her.