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John "Futta" Salvi

February 28, 1928 — February 3, 2023

John "Futta" Salvi age 94 of Canonsburg passed away peacefully on

Friday, February 3, 2023, at the Greenery in North Strabane Twp.

Born in Canonsburg on February 28, 1928 to the late Ilario and Margherita Salvi, Mr. Salvi was a member St Patrick’s Church of St. Oscar Romero Parish. He proudly served with the United States National Guard in Korea.

John had been a successful Standardbred horse trainer for many years at The Meadows and Pompano Park in Florida. He was a founding member of the Meadows Standard Bred Owners Association and a member of the VFW Post 191 of Canonsburg and the American Legion of Houston.

His beloved wife Carol Ann Harker passed away in March of 2018. Deceased in addition to his wife and parents are brother Nick Salvi who was killed in World War II, two sisters, Rose Rubis (Charles) and Ann (Paul) Clark. Left behind to cherish his memory is his son Nick Salvi of Canonsburg and his daughter Barbary Salvi Sanderson of Thornville, Ohio along with grandchildren Cody, Carly and Cecilia and niece Sharon Franconeri.

Funeral arrangements are private and have been entrusted into the care of SALANDRA FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICES, INC. Joseph

P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg 724-745-8120. To view or extend condolences please visit

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