New Ipswich, NH – David R. Salo, 74, of New Ipswich, has passed away peacefully at his home with his beloved 54-year-old wife by his side after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
David was born in Virginia, Minnesota on December 10, 1946, the son of the late Wilho and Signe (Matta) Salo. He graduated from Appleton Academy in 1964 and served honorably in the United States Army National Guard.
David owned and operated several construction companies in the Monadnock area, such as Monadnock Well and Drilling, S&S Concrete Floors, DR Salo & Sons Masonry and most recently DRS Homes.
David loved archery, golf and any activity that included his grandchildren. He loved people and always looked for those who needed a friend. With his expertise in construction and masonry, he has contributed to every school in New Ipswich, dozens of homes in the area, and countless satisfied customer relationships. He was a member of the Lutheran Apostolic Church and, more recently, of the Church of Hope Fellowship. He enjoyed spending the winter with his friends and family in Florida.
In addition to his parents, David was also predeceased by his granddaughter, Courtney Ronzio, and by siblings, Ethel Appicelli, June Hammond, Fayeth LaFreniere, Stanley Salo, Sanford Salo, James Salo, Floyd Salo and Brian Salo .
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Beverly (Somero) Salo of New Ipswich, his children; Wanda and Calvin Aho from Vancouver, Washington, Russell Salo and his wife Melissa from New Ipswich, Kenyon Salo and his wife Carmela from Rindge, Avalee Salo from Jaffrey, Reade Salo and his wife Alicia from New Ipswich, Bethany and Michael Sauvola from New Ipswich , Bryce Salo and his wife Kaitlyn of New Ipswich, Kaylee and Jonathon Tirado of Swanzey, and Garrett and Emily Salo of Boston, MA; 16 grandsons, 15 granddaughters, 12 great grandchildren; his siblings, Evelyn Korpi, Elaine Valitalo, Alvin Salo and Robert Salo, all of Florida, Harold Salo of Kenosha, Washington, and Will Salo of Duluth, Minnesota, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Call hours will be Friday, September 17, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Hope Fellowship Church, 16 Prescott Road, Jaffrey, NH 03452.
A funeral service will follow immediately at 11:00 am at Hope Fellowship.
At 2:30 p.m., a funeral service with military honors will be held at New Ipswich Central Cemetery. Everyone is welcome to attend.
To share memories, photos or condolences with David’s family, please visit his permanent memorial online at www.cournoyerfh.com.
Posted by Monadnock Ledger-Transcript on September 16, 2021.