Gerald J. "Jerry" DeSalvo

May 21, 1943 ~ December 27, 2021 (age 78)


Warren – Gerald J. “Jerry” DeSalvo, 78, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2021, at St. Joseph Health Center. He was born May 21, 1943, in Struthers, Ohio, the son of Dominic and Ann (Popovich) DeSalvo. He was a longtime resident of Warren, Ohio when he passed.

Jerry was a graduate of Youngstown North High School where he made All-City basketball and football. He was president of his high school senior class. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Youngstown State University. He started his career teaching high school at Warren G. Harding High School for three years where he taught chemistry and drivers education. He moved on to Packard Electric/Packard Delphi, where he served in various roles throughout his career. He retired as a manager in the Engineering Department. He loved gardening and landscaping, fishing, and traveling, and was a loving father, grandfather, and husband.

Jerry leaves behind his daughter, Lisa DeSalvo; son, Jerry DeSalvo & his wife, Vanessa DeSalvo; and his two brothers, Don DeSalvo & Joseph DeSalvo. He also leaves behind his beautiful granddaughters, Sophia and Maria DeSalvo, daughters of Vanessa & Jerry, as well as many beloved nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, and long-time friends & neighbors. Gerald was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia DeSalvo; father, Dominic DeSalvo, mother, Ann DeSalvo, brother, Ralph DeSalvo, sister-in-law, Joy DeSalvo and nephew, Timothy Ralph DeSalvo.

A small, private service to be held in Warren on June 4, 2022. Further details will be updated here, prior to the date. Condolence messages may be sent to Gerald’s family at

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Warren, OH 44483


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