The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 17, 2014

Concetta M. Saly

OAKLAND — SALY – Concetta M., 93, Oakland, went to be with the Lord July 17, 2014, at Laurel View Village, Davidsville. Born Aug. 28, 1920, in Johnstown, daughter of Samuel and Marie (Cotroneo) Maiorana. Preceded in death by parents; husband of 63 years, James V. Saly; and sisters, Angela Maiorana and Joanne Phenicie. Survived by her loving children, Candice M. Saly, Johnstown; and Jeffrey V., married to the former Cherie Elias, Williamsburg, Va.; grandchildren, Heather; Jason, married to the former Rita Forgas; and Gina Saly; great-grandchildren, Tierza, Shianne and Elizabeth; great-great-grandson, Ryder; sister, Celestina Lovetro, Arizona; and several nieces and nephews. Concetta was a graduate of Westmont High School and Cambria-Rowe Business School. She was a retired business manager and co-owner with her late husband, James, at Barnes-Saly & Co., CPA’s. Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, BPW, Quota Club, Interservice Club and ISDA. Concetta enjoyed traveling, participating in community and social events and attending multiple business and professional clubs. Concetta’s family would like to thank the staff at Laurel View Village for the compassionate care that they provided during her stay. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Father David S. Peles, pastor. Committal, Grandview Mausoleum. Family suggests contributions be directed to a charity or organization of your choice in memory of Concetta. Online condolences may be posted to

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