Warren - Stephen Joseph “Steve” Saluga, 91, of Warren passed away on Monday, October 17, 2022 at his home.
Steve was born on August 25, 1931 in Lemont Furnace, PA, a son of Stephen Paul and Helen (Krolik) Saluga.
Steve was a 1951 graduate of North Union High School in Uniontown, PA. It is was growing up in Lemont Furnace where he met the love of his life, Evelyn Mendis. The two were married on November 12, 1955, celebrating 66 years of marriage together.
Steve’s work in manufacturing brought he and his family to Northeast Ohio, where he worked as a lineman for General Motors for 34 years. He was an active parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish – St. James Site and was a proud Knight of Columbus. He was also a member of the Jednota Lodge.
Besides his work and his faith, Steve enjoyed gardening, horseracing and listening to polka music.
Most of all, he cherished the time he spent with his family.
Steve will always be remembered by his wife, Evelyn Saluga; children, Stephen Jr. (Cynthia) Saluga of Hermitage, Gregory (Cathy) Saluga of Warren, Jeffrey Saluga of Boardman and Sheila Saluga of Warren; Grandchildren, Michael and David (Elise) Saluga, Carly (Brad) Runevitch, Stephen Craig (Brittany), Drew (Kayleen) and Jesse (Taylor) Saluga; great grandson, David Saluga Jr. and sister-in-law, Theresa Mendis.
Besides his parents, Steve was preceded in death by his brother, Robert (Martha) Saluga and sister, Helen (Hank) Lininger.
The family would like to thank Hospice of the Valley and his caregiver of 8 months, Lynn.
Family and friends may visit and pay tribute to Steve on Thursday, October 20, 2022 from 11am to 12 noon at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish – St. James Church Site, 2532 Burton Street SE Warren, OH 44484.
A Funeral Mass will follow at 12 noon in the church with Rev. Christopher Cicero presiding.
Burial will take place at All Souls Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 2532 Burton Street SE Warren, OH 44484 OR John F. Kennedy High School 2550 Central Parkway Ave SE Warren, OH 44484.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to the family.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
2532 Burton St., Warren OH 44484
JFK High School
2550 Central Parkway, warr OH 44484