Samuel A. Teolis, Supervisor | Carmella M. Teolis, Funeral Director

Katherine V. Salvati, 86


Mrs. Katherine V. Salvati, 86, formerly of Ellwood City passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at the Newhaven Court at Clearview.

Mrs. Salvati was born on November 1, 1931 in Ellwood City to the late Michael and Margaret (Debranski) Lasky. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1949. She also was a member of the Holy Redeemer parish while living in Ellwood City. Katherine had worked at the Ellwood City Ledger in the advertising department for several years. She later worked for the Ellwood City Area School District from 1979 until her retirement in 2007 at Lincoln High School, and both Perry and Northside elementary schools as a clerk and aide. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, spending time with her family, and was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler’s fan. Most of all, she was devoted to caring for her daughter Kathy Sue.

Mrs. Salvati is survived by her daughters, Karen (John) Primerano of Charlotte, NC and Peggy (Gary) Tonini of Butler, her grandchildren, Michael Primerano and his fiance Stacey Staples, Brian (Rebecca) Primerano, Natalie (Max) Oswald, Pamela (Chuck Veasey) Iman, Ari Lynn (Ryan) Robinson, and Andrew Tonini, and her eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Aristo Salvati whom she married on October 7, 1950 and passed away on April 10, 1981, her daughter, Kathy Sue Salvati in 2011, and her sisters, Gloria Schierbaum, Margaret Maxwell, and Kathleen Thompson.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 1:00 pm until the time of the Celebration of Life Service at 4:00 pm at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services with Rev. Mark Brown officiating. Interment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Mrs. Salvati’s family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Newhaven Court at Clearview and Amedisys Hospice for their compassionate care, especially Amy Creese for her constant loving care of our mother.

Memorial contributions in Katherine’s name may be made to the Amedisys Hospice Care, 240 Pullman Square, Suite 255, Butler, Pa 16001.


  • Amedisys Hospice Posted July 25, 2018 2:49 pm

    On behalf of the entire Amedisys Hospice staff, we would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Katherine. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

  • Georgia E Drmas Posted July 25, 2018 7:45 pm

    Love and hugs and thoughts and prayers.

  • Doreen Lonnett Palatka Posted July 26, 2018 4:26 am

    Oh Peggy, what a tremendously strong woman your Mother was, with a huge smile and laugh no matter what obstacles she faced in this world. Her amazing relationship with Kathy Sue was unique. Your Mom was just so awesome in every way! My deepest sympathies to you and to your entire family. Another laughing Angel in Heaven! All my Love

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *