In 1846, 18 years before the Civil War, General William Callahan, prominent broom manufacturer built an imposing brick residence for his family at what is now 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg. In 1928 according to an article appearing in the Daily Note Newspaper it was turned into a four-unit apartment by the Graff family. Mr. Graff said he would "use only the best materials for remodeling."
When purchased by John F. Yoney and his wife, Sophia, the building located directly across the street from St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church was still used as an apartment building. As part of the Canonsburg 1972 redevelopment program the Yoneys established a funeral home on the site.
In 1981, Joseph Salandra purchased the funeral home which was serving 35 families a year from the Yoneys. In its first year, after remodeling, redecorating and assembling a devoted staff, the Joseph P. Salandra Funeral Home served 55 families. Today the number has risen to over 120 families per year.