Joseph J. Salatino

May 6 1934
May 8 2023
89 Years

Joseph J. Salatino, 89, of Cochranville passed away on Monday, May 8, 2023, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware. Born in Pittston, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Nicholas Salatino and Carmella (Guastella) Salatino. He was the beloved husband of Judy A. Salatino with whom he shared 62 years of marriage. 

 Joseph was a gifted musician and music teacher for 38 years. He was a graduate of Mansfield State University and went on to obtain his master’s degree from Penn State University. He taught music throughout Springfield School District in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He taught music lessons to countless students and performed regularly for a dance band, which was active for over 30 years. 

He enjoyed spending time with his adoring grandchildren, playing the piano, landscaping, fishing, and was an ardent Phillies and Eagles fan.

 Joseph is survived by: his beloved wife, Judy A. Salatino and his family: son, Nicholas J. Salatino, wife Gwen and grandchildren Alexandra and Nicholas, Jr: daughter, Camille M. Schaller, husband Robert and grandchildren, Brett, Brandon, Austin, Justin and Brandon Thomas: daughter, Maria E. Gasiorowski husband Dave and grandchildren Lindsay, Molly, and Kieran. 

 Services will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Joseph’s honor to one of the following organizations. (Please click one of the hyperlinks below to donate.) 

1) Tunnels to Towers Foundation

2) Give a Note Foundation

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online condolences can be posted at

Service Location: 
Services will be private.


Judy, I'm thinking of you with sympathy at this sad time. Joe was a special man to be remembered fondly by many!

"Mr. Salatino" taught me music appreciation that I am still enjoying today.   Warmly, Florence

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I was a student of Mr Salatinos in the Springfield School District.  He was a marvelous teacher. Full of life, laughter and warmth.  After all these years I still cherish his memory.

Sorry for your loss.  He was a great man.

Rick Taylor

Springfield High School Class of 1970.

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Dear Judy and family

Mom and I were remembering the wonderful times we spent together with you.. .then I did a Google search...curious about Joe's age...and we see this sad note...89...his birthday just interesting life shared with many!
So...God's peace dear Judy and family.

We love you much.
The Shuker family

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