New information about Anita Salvi Petrocelli became available this morning on Ancestry. To add to the memories we shared in the Discussion section of Posting 58a (Part 2), this posting presents an outline of Anita’s accomplishments in Junior and Senior years at high school. Two photos from the yearbooks are also included. Anita’s profile on the Serrapede-Torregrossa Research Tree at Ancestry is now updated.
Anita Salvi Petrocelli
Daughter of Vincent and Antoinette (nee Carola) Salvi
- Born about 1936 in Pennsylvania
- Passed on 4 July 1976
- Sister of Henry Salvi
- Wife of James Petrocelli
High School Years
Attended East McKeesport High School
- 1953 – Member of chorus
- 1953 – Yearbook Entry: “Janet Forsythe, Jane Kibelbek, Mary Weishorn, Emogene Uhilir, Mrs. Jane Taylor, Miss Anne Segev, and Anita Salvi form the backbone of the JUN-SEN NEWS. Through their efforts as editors and advisers, the JUN-SEN NEWS placed second in the 1952 P.S.P.A. competition.”
- 1954 – Cast member of play, “Tons of Money”*
- 1954 – Yearbook Entry: “Anita Salvi – “Ne,” a pretty commercial seniorr; member of Tri-Hi-Y, chorus, publication and art editor of Jun-Sen News; junior play and yearbook staff; twice winner of Art Exhibit.
*The play Tons of Money was, according to Wikipedia, a popular farce written by playwrights Will Evans and Arthur Valentine in the U.K. The story concerned a brilliant inventor who devises an elaborate scheme to throw off those to whom he owes money. The play had a two year run in the early 1920s and was later adapted for film in the 1930s. In the film version a large inheritance, wealthy cousins, and a cagey butler also feature in the storyline.
Online Memorial: FindAGrave
- Memorial Manager: Franny
- Birth: 1935
- Death: 4 Jul 1976
- Burial: New St. Josephs CemeteryNorth Versailles, PAPlot: Section 5 Lot 52 Part 2 Space 1Mem. ID: 175320612
Memorial URL: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/175320612
East McKeesport High School Yearbook 1954 – Anita Salvi’s Senior Year
Rehearsal of “Tons of Money”
1953 East McKeesport High School Yearbook
Detail”U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012″; Year: 1953
TitleU.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2013
1954 High School Yearbook
Photo Graduation Year
East McKeesport High School
Detail”U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012″; Year: 1954
TitleU.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2013AuthorAncestry.comPublisherAncestry.com Operations, Inc.Publisher Date2010
Tons of Money (Play)
Tons of Money (Movie)
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