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Wanda Maxine Salyers Fava

20 avril 192418 juillet 2021

Wanda Maxine Salyers Fava, aged 97, resident of Palm Beach, Florida, passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021 surrounded by love. A longtime resident of Clifton, New Jersey, Wanda was the daughter of the late Samuel S. and Bonnie Mae Salyers of Spencer, Indiana. Born in Piatt County, Illinois on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1924, Wanda, one of nine siblings, spent her early school days in a one room school house. Wanda had a love of learning and a calling for caring about others, earning her degree as RN from The Methodist Hospital of Indiana School of Nursing, Indianapolis in 1945. Wanda met her beloved Rocco (Roy) Fava while she was in nurses training and he was stationed near Indianapolis training for combat in WWII. She married him in September 1945. In the following decades, the loving couple built their life together in New Jersey. Rocco, founder and proprietor of Park Barbers in Nutley, New Jersey preceded his wife, Wanda, in death in April, 1999. Wanda is survived by her four children – daughter Barbara A. (Ronald) Matzner; son Roy A. (Marilyn) Fava; daughter Patricia M. Fava and daughter Karen Fava Spinner Dillmon (James). Wanda adored her nine grandchildren and doted wildly on her three great grandsons. Two sisters, Cherryl Salyers Cannon and Rosemary Salyers Ostermeyer also survive her. Wanda also will be missed by many nieces, nephews and family friends around the world.

Relatives and friends will be received on July 31st at S.W. Brown and Son, 267 Center Street, Nutley, New Jersey at 10:00 a.m. (EDT). Services will follow at 11:00 am (EDT), Reverend Jill Fenske of Franklin Reform Church, presiding. Entombment service will follow immediately at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 712 Grove Street, Upper Montclair, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in honor of Wanda M. Fava at www.stjude.org. The family respectfully requests that our guests consider the health and safety of all in attendance. Please wear face coverings and maintain appropriate social distancing whenever possible.

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Christelle Martin

31 juillet , 2021

Wanda was a light, a light of kindness , thoughtfulness and love. Always thinking of others first, concerned about how others were feeling and if there was anything she could do for them.

I came to know Wanda later in her life through Barbara and Ron and enjoyed visiting with her and hearing all the wonderful stories of her life.

It brought me joy to bring things and people into Wanda’s life who brought her joy including her final two caregivers who loved her dearly, Barbara and Nitza.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, I made sure Wanda always had her favorite Vanilla Ice Cream from Trader Joe’s and introduced her to Tate’s Chocolate Chip Cookies. Birthdays and holidays were important and always included chocolates and some type of yellow flowers, her favorite color.

I believe one of the greatest gifts I was able to give to Wanda was introducing her to my family friend and childhood piano teacher Miss Pat who was also in her nineties. They had a standing appointment every Thursday at 2 p.m. when Miss Pat would call Wanda and play the piano for her over the phone, Wanda’s own personal concert. They shared the same generation of music, discussed the songs for each week and Miss Pat would always start the concert with Wanda and her husband Roy’s song “It Had to Be You” and end with a song he used to sing, “O Sóle Mío”.

Wishing you eternal happiness Wanda and family and friends a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Veronica Matzner

31 juillet , 2021

I feel fortunate to have known your beloved mother. One of me favorite thoughts is the following,… .what gives dignity to death is the dignity of the life that preceded it, and this, your Mother exemplified. May her memory live on and comfort you always.

Mary Ann and Anthony Fava

27 juillet , 2021

May there be comfort in knowing that Aunt Wanda will fondly be remembered and remain in our hearts.

Janet Paskins

27 juillet , 2021

May the family know in their hearts and continuing lives that Aunt Wanda was cherished by us all and will live on in our hearts, too. Janet and family.

Karen Sue Fava

26 juillet , 2021

Oh Mom,
My heart is broken, although I know it was time for you to rest and reunite with Dad.
You are in a better place and I know you are watching over us all.
I miss you so very much.
Thank you for your unconditional love, guidance and all the precious memories.
You are and always will be my heart.
Karen

Roy Fava

26 juillet , 2021

We will miss you so very much Mom. Thanks for all you gave to all of us. Love always.

Janet Paskins

26 juillet , 2021

May the family know in their hearts and continuing lives that Aunt Wanda was cherished by us all and will live on in our hearts, too. Janet and family.

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