Anthony Michael Colon

SALEM – Anthony Michael Colon, 23, of Salem, died at 7:52 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014, at the St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, following an auto accident.

He was born Sept. 10, 1990, in Youngstown, the son of Tommy Colon and Michele (Scullion) Walla.

He was a member of the Holy Trinity English Lutheran Church. He was a 2009 graduate of Salem High School, and a member of the high school choir and chamber choir.

Anthony was very caring and giving and he loved children and animals. He loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Michele and Dave Walla of Salem; father and stepmother, Tommy and Rita Colon of Hanoverton; a brother, Andrew Walla of Salem; a stepbrother, Frank Day of Hanoverton; three stepsisters, Samatha Day of Alliance, April (Jeff) Michael of Austintown, and Angela (Stephen) Suszczynski of Youngstown; maternal grandmother, Jessica Scullion of Salem; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Paternal grandparents, Nick and Ida M. Colon, and maternal grandfather, Thomas Scullion, preceded him in death.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Holy Trinity English Lutheran Church with Pastor Connie Sassanella officiating.

Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Trinity English Lutheran Church, 1089 E. State St., Salem, Ohio 44460.

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