Putnam – Warren G. Salvas, 78, formerly of 5 Mile River Rd., died peacefully on Friday, December 6, 2013, in Matulaitis Nursing Home with his wife and children by his side. He is the loving husband of Lorraine J. (Ducharme) Salvas for 58 years. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late William and Alice (Warren) Salvas.
Mr. Salvas served in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict, stationed in Japan in the motor pool, running heavy equipment at the bottom of Mount Fujiyama. He attended school in Putnam.
Warren loved his family and was a hard worker. He was a truck driver for Pepsi Cola Co. for 28 years and also worked in construction. He enjoyed antique cars and classic cars, country music, and keeping his property neat, as he was very proud of his house. He loved the Red Sox, animal shows, Grand Ole Opry shows, and working on his antique cars.
In addition to his wife, Warren is survived by his sons, Warren B. Salvas and his wife Lisa of Putnam and Jay P. Salvas of Bronx, NY; daughters, Lois A. Salvas of Australia, Jocelyn M. O’Rourke and her husband Mark of Wethersfield, and Wendy B. Jackson of Beverly, MA; sister, Madeleine Gastonguay of FL and Alice Smith of Putnam; grandchildren, Kelly, Kimberly, Rebecca, Stephen, Erika and Spencer; and great-grandchildren Grace Kelly and Layton Quinn. He was predeceased by his infant son, Warren J. Salvas, brother, William A. Salvas, and sister, June Whiteoak.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial for Warren at 10:00 am on Thursday, December 12, 2013 in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 230 Providence St, Putnam, CT, followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to ARC of Quinebaug Valley, 387 Cook Hill Rd., Danielson, CT06239 or Matulaitis Nursing Home, 10 Thurber Rd., Putnam, CT06260. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.