Lisa Anne Goldsby Salvato passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, June 2, 2017. She has moved on to the next part of the journey and has her husband, son, daughter, mother, stepfather, sister, grandmother, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandson, and friends left behind to cheer her on.
The purpose of this fundraiser is to cover memorial and funeral costs, along with a small amount to cover some time away from work so the immediate family may have some special time together. Though the family is horribly saddened by the loss of this wonderful woman, we were lucky to have known and loved her so closely.
As her son, it feels unreal. We were having the best time in our last encounter. She came to the concert I organized, and stayed all night, enjoying the company of my father and the many friends that joined us. Beaming with pride and happiness, she always let me know how proud she was, and how much she loved the community I was a part of.
I know she shared the same sentiments with many of you. It was always in her character to see the very best in everyone, and to let you know that she cared, always.
My mom served the community in Johnstown for many years, a "lunch lady" to some, but a second mom to many, over the course of the 10+ years she worked for the Johnstown Monroe local school district.
She put others first and had a heart that was so full of compassion, understanding, and love for all. It is difficult for us as a family to ask for help, it is not our normal way of doing things. But it is my hope and belief that there are many of you in the world that would be happy in doing so. Her life and legacy reached many in a very positive way.
If you are one of these people, we appreciate your support very deeply. None of us have dealt with a death of this nature in our lives, and need time to reflect and be together. The financial demands of this event, while not threatening to our overall well being, are still a great pressure and stress that we seek relief from. Any amount of help that is willfully offered, we will cherish and respect.
Please donate what you can willingly and happily. It is not our desire to take from those who cannot offer with confidence. If you wish you could but just can't, we love you for that too.
To my mom, Lisa, thank you for being real. Thank you for impacting my life the way you did, and thank you for being the positive force in the world that you were and will be forever. You will be greatly missed, but even more greatly cherished and rememberd forever.