christopher 'cj'salva
Greece: Tragically on June 30, 2012 at age 18. Predeceased by his grandfathers, John Salva & Sal Uttaro. He is survived by his father, Kevin (Michele) Salva; mother, Sandra Salva; sister, Kacie Salva; grandmothers, Louise Salva & Grace Uttero; great-grandmother, Virginia Bellucci; grandparents, Art (Marlene) Harris & Sandy Vistocco; aunts and uncles, Sally (Jim) Cuvelier, John (Joanne) Salva, Nathan (Karen) Green, Mark Harris, Matt (Aimee) Harris, Michael (Christopher Haupert) Harris; nieces, nephews and cousins; many dear friends. Chris was a 2011 graduate of Aquinas Institute and was a student at Southern Vermont College. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Friends may call Thursday, July 5th, 4-8 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, Greece Chapel, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, July 6th, 9:30 A.M. at Holy Cross Church, 4488 Lake Avenue. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions in CJ's memory may be made to Southern Vermont College, Attn: James Beckwith, 982 Mansion Drive, Bennington, VT 05201 in his memory.

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  1. Chris enhanced the halls of Aquinas with his smile. He will always be remember for the many, many kindness her showed to others. God bless your whole family in this ad time.

  2. Dear Louise, Kevin, Karen and families. We extend our deepest sympathy to you. May you find some comfort in your cherished memories. Love and prayers. Phil and Mary Jane

  3. Dear Marlene, Art & Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandson. It is never easy to lose a loved one, but one so young is even more difficult. We are unable to attend, but want you to know that our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this tragic time. Take solace in knowing God will take care of him.
    Love, Jill & Bill Ose

  4. Dear Salva Family:
    I read of your loss, and would like to offer my condolences. Recently, I lost a member of my family unexpectedly, and I understand the grief and sorrow that you and your family are feeling at this time.Although words cannot fill the emptiness of your loss, I would like to share with you the promise stated at John 5:28,29. ‘ All those in the memorial tombs will hear his (JESUS) voice, and come out to a resurrection of life…’ May I assure you, I am not trying to give or change your religion. The pain of loss is felt, regardless of religion. May you be strengthened and comforted by friends and family through this VERY DIFFICULT time.

  5. Dear Sandy and family,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your son CJ. My heart aches for you and your family. I remember CJ from Holy Cross with my son Bobby. They also played Greece soccer together. I will pray that the Lord wraps His arms around you too keep you strong in the coming days. My sincere sympathy.
    May CJ RIP. Amen. Sincerely, Judy

  6. Dear Sandy, Kevin & family,

    We are so sad to hear about the loss of CJ. He was a wonderful young man. Andrew enjoyed his time playing soccer with him. Please accept our sincerest and deepest condolences for your great loss.

    Don, Debbie & Andrew Spencer

  7. I taught Chris at Aquinas in Introduction to Theatre. He hung around my office after that for the 4 years he was there and quite often helped to build sets. Quiet voice, calm personality and always a smile. I remember him fondly. He was a lovely young man. God be with you at this time and may Chris smile down on all of us.

  8. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Chris was a wonderful young man filled with so much promise. It was a pleasure to have been his teacher. He will not be forgotten by Aquinas. God bless.

  9. It has been a great pleasure to know you… I will always remember calling you favorite and you saying hey Phi we weren’t close but you were always nice RIP

  10. Kevin you and your family are in my prayers. Remember all the good times that CJ gave you and your family. May God rest his soul.

  11. Kevin, Michele,

    Janet and I were devastated when we heard of the tragic loss. Our deepest condolences and heartfelt wishes to you and the family.

    Ed and Janet Heslop

  12. Kevin, our deepest condolences for your loss. We are holding you and the family close in our thoughts and prayers. Sarah & Lap

  13. Michelle & Kevin, I am absolutely shocked to hear of CJ’s passing. I am so deeply sorry and saddened for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family..

  14. My deepest sympathy to the Salva family. CJ will be missed by his SVC teammates, students, faculty and staff.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  15. Sandy – I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you strength to get through this trying time.

    Those we love remain with us
    for love itself lives on,
    and cherished memories never fade
    because a loved one’s gone.
    Those we love can never be
    more than a thought apart,
    far as long as there is memory,
    they’ll live on in the heart.

  16. Sandy – My deepest sympathy extends to you and your family. My heart hurts with you, may God give you the strength you need to carry forward and I pray that warmth of his memories will always bring joy to your heart.

  17. Sandy – There are no words to fully express my deepest sympathy at this time. I was so so saddened to hear this news today. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Though I have been gone from Rochester for quite a few years, I will always remember your devotion to your son CJ. I know he is the light of your life. May God Bless you, my friend. Rest in peace, CJ and look after your mom from above the way she looked after you here.

  18. Sandy & family- my thoughts & prayers are with you. Words cannot express the sorrow I feel fo you. CJ will always be in your heart. May God bless.

  19. Sandy i am so sorry for your loss of your C.J. i work at jpmorgan chase and we are all so sad even though i do not remember if we ever met just know we are praying for you and your family in this time of sorrow……

  20. Sandy my heart goes out to you and your family. I pray that the Lord gives you strength and carry you through this difficult time.

    Your Friend at Chase
    Aleatha Hazle

  21. Sandy my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I know CJ was your heart and soul. RIP CJ.-Phatsaphone

  22. Sandy

    I am so very sorry for your loss.
    I have known you for many many years at Chase. I remember you talking often about CJ. I am thinking of you and your family. rest in peace CJ

  23. Sandy, There are no words that anyone can say to ease the pain you are going through. Please know that you have many friends to lean on and that prayers are with you now and always. You are in my thoughts…

  24. Sandy, Kevin, Grace, Jim, Sally, Mike, and to all CJ’s family and friends –

    Feeling a wave of grief on 7/24 and wishing somehow I could take that cross from your shoulders if only for a moment. I know that the world has been profoundly changed for the better by CJs life – While it is darker here, for a time, heaven has been made much brighter. It is no failure to need support, counseling, or even medications to help cope with such a devastating tragedy. Still in our prayers with much love, and hope for healing.

  25. Sandy, My heart breaks for you. CJ, rest in peace.

    ‘Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow’

  26. Sandy,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you and your family in this difficult time.

  27. to kevin and family i’m deeply sorry for your loss of cj.there are know words to ease the pain of a loss child .my thoughts and prayers are with you always.

  28. To Sandy and family: My heart aches for you in this time of loss. May you seek comfort in the arms of Jesus. My thoughts and prayers are with you always.

  29. We send our love and prayers to you and your entire family. May God give you mercy, love and comfort in your difficult time. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. We pray that CJ spirit find its way to his King, The Lord Jesus Christ. Mark, Alicia and Chucke

  30. We send our prayers to CJ family. We only knew CJ for a short time But I am glad that Eric and I got to know him. We will miss him. We send our love.

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