Anthony ‘Red’ DiSalvo |

Anthony ‘Red’ DiSalvo

Anthony "Red" DiSalvo died Aug. 19 in Carbondale.

Anthony “Red” DiSalvo lost his battle with cancer and died peacefully at the Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale on Aug. 19. He was 79 years old.

Red was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 21, 1926, to Italian immigrants Joseph and Petrina DiSalvo; he got his nickname early in life for his thick, bushy red hair.Red married a childhood friend, Pauline Mule, in 1956, and they remained married until his death. Together they had two children, Petrina and Joseph. Red worked for 40 years as a printer in New York and Connecticut. In 2001 he left the city he loved and moved to Glenwood Springs so he and Pauline could be closer to Petrina, Joseph and daughter-in-law Marcy.

Red enjoyed many things, but most of all he loved to spend time with his family. He was grateful to travel to Sicily last fall to visit the birthplace of his parents. He will be remembered as a tireless worker, loving husband and father, and incredible comedian.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Prince of Peace Chapel in Aspen. A reception will follow at Jimmy’s.In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Red’s name to Shaw Regional Cancer Center, 322 Beard Creek Road, Edwards, CO 81632.

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