Brianna Ashley Salo, age 19, of Centerville, OH, lost her fight with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) on Friday, April 19th, 2019.
Brianna graduated with honors from Ohio Virtual Academy where she received an award for Excellence in Technology. She was a sophomore at the University of Florida, majoring in the computer science program online. Brianna made the Dean’s list every semester and had received scholarships from Microsoft and Google. Her passion was computer programming and she was very active on many online forums, serving as a moderator for one of them. She received a tremendous outpouring of messages from her online friends showing how much they cared for her and what an impact she made in their lives. Brianna loved attending family gatherings, going to movies and concerts, eating, and listening to music. She made life enjoyable for those around her and always had a smile no matter what she was going through.
Brianna is preceded in death by: her cousin, Matthew Joeseph Utacht Jr; grandmother, Peggy Salo; great grandmother, Barbara Hilgeman; and great grandparents, Wendell & Bettysue Sellers. Brianna is survived by: her mother, Sarah (Lowry) Salo; brother, Brendan Salo; father, Brian Salo (Toni); grandparents, James & Elizabeth Lowry; great grandfather, Charles Hilgeman; aunts and uncles, Ruth Utacht (Matt), James Lowry Jr (Emily), and Jacob Lowry (Cory); cousins, James Utacht, Clara Utacht, James Lowry III, Michael Lowry, William Lowry, and Evelyn Lowry; grandfather, Glenn Salo (Deb); aunt, Michelle Baldwin (Paul); cousins, Tyler Baldwin, Conner Baldwin, and Sydney Baldwin; numerous great aunts and uncles, 2nd & 3rd cousins; and hundreds of friends.
Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 25th, 12 to 2 pm at Routsong Funeral Home, 81 N Main St, Centerville, followed by the burial at Calvary Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.routsong.com.