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Don Salva, Sr.

June 17, 1941 — May 23, 2024

Don "Donnie" Carlos Salva, Sr., 82, passed away on May 23, 2024. Donnie was born on June 17, 1941 in Mobile, Alabama to Alex and Ada Salva. Donnie was a lifelong resident on Hollinger's Island who had a knack for repairing small engines on lawn equipment. Known as the "Lawnmower Man", Donnie had a reputation for being honest and trustworthy in his business dealings. Donnie used his skills as a mechanic, working for the City of Mobile Municipal garage until his retirement. He also loved shrimping and fishing since he came from a long line of fishermen.

Donnie is preceded in death by his son, Gregory A Salva; parents, Alex Salva and Ada Hobden Salva; five brothers, four sisters, and a grandson, John L Segler.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby L Salva; son, Don Carlos Salva, Jr. (Gail); grandchildren, Nicholas Salva, Cody Segler, Norris Segler (Beverly), Joshua Segler (Laura), Nicholas Segler (Laura), Kevan Salva (Theresa); 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Bobby Salva (Debbie); sister, Anita Cowart (Billy); nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to Ms. Rosalen Pope who performed CPR on Donnie until help could arrive. Her effors are so appreciated by the family.

To honor the life of Donnie, a funeral service will be held on Friday May 31, 2024 at 12:00 pm at Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with Father Dan Good presiding. His family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm.

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Public Visitation

Friday, May 31, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm

Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home

6040 Three Notch Road, Mobile, AL 36619

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Funeral Service

Friday, May 31, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home

6040 Three Notch Road, Mobile, AL 36619

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