September 9, 1936 – March 12, 2021
When Elaine Salvo was a girl, her father, Salvatore C. Salvo, took her on Saturdays to her law firm in the Brisbane Building.
“This is where the idea of being a lawyer must have been planted,” said his daughter Christa Rivo, who is also a lawyer.
Graduated from the University of Buffalo Law School in 1961, she joined Diebold and Millonzi, where she represented Western Savings Bank and became an expert in real estate law. The firm made her its first partner in 1978.
“Like the rest of the legal community at the time, Diebold and Millonzi was a male bastion, but she had some great men who worked with her and helped her in her career,” said her daughter. “The firm allowed my mother to have a personal practice. They never paid any attention to what she was doing, so when she became a partner, they were shocked by the extent of the practice she built. “
Ms. Salvo died on March 12 at Beechwood Continuing Care, Getzville, after a long illness. She was 84 years old.
Born in Buffalo, the eldest of five girls, she attended School 16 and graduated in 1954 from the Nardin Academy, where she was a member of the Student Council. At the University of Buffalo, she was a member of the Cap and Gown Society and president of the Chi Omega fraternity.