April 27, 2009 at Tumbling Run
Ty Jonathan Saltzgiver
  • 44 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 7, 1969
  • Date of passing: Jul 13, 2014
We love you Ty.

Ty Saltzgiver was loved by his friends and family and known for his beautiful smile; it was a smile of happiness,kindness and sincerity.

Ty will be remembered for his caring heart, his love for cooking and sharing his creations with his friends, his love of reading and books, his passion for learning and adventures, his loyalty to his friends and family, his openness to making new friends, his genuine kindness to everyone he met (he really did take the shirt off his back to give to a homeless man, feed him and give him shelter). If you were  his friend, you had a friend for life, no matter what.

Please celebrate Ty's life by sharing your stories, photos and memories. One of Ty's intensions was to capture the experiences and adventures of his life in a book. It doesn't matter how well or how long you knew Ty, he remembered you and would be grateful for your contribution.

A memorial service for Ty will be held Sunday, August 3rd from 5-8pm at Mamma Ventura's Lounge in Gettysburg, PA.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jess M on 27th September 2017

"Still miss you all the time. Wish you could come share some stories. Love you."

This tribute was added by Cori Coulter on 25th July 2017

"Miss ya brother Ty! Summer time always reminds me of him. Fly high Ty!"

This tribute was added by Jess M on 13th July 2017

I miss your positive energy, your smile, your kindness and so much more. I wish you could tell me stories about wherever you are now. You are the best at sharing stories. Love you, Jess"

This tribute was added by Jess M on 28th October 2016

"Each time I hit snooze, Duke persistently lickes my face. After the second alarm he's more persistent and I ultimately smile and hear you   say, "Go on now, get!". Thank you for getting my ass out of bed."

This tribute was added by Jess M on 7th September 2016

"Happy birthday Ty! Duke and I are going to hike Tumbling Run this weekend to celebrate your birthday. Love you, Jess"

This tribute was added by Jess M on 13th July 2016

"I miss you, your kindness and your heart of gold.  I wish I could listen to you tell me stories about your new life! All my love, Jess"

This tribute was added by Saltzgiver John on 13th July 2016

"Ty, I always think of you with love.  I cherish the wonderful memories.  Happy thoughts and prayers to you!"

This tribute was added by Jess M on 7th September 2015

"Duke and I went and played in a stream up in the mountains today to celebrate your birthday. It was a beautiful day!"

This tribute was added by Saltzgiver John on 7th September 2015

"Ty, I placed fresh flowers by your picture today.  Happy Birthday!  I will remember some of the birthdays we spent some time together.  I wish you happiness and joy today and always.
All my Love, Dad"

This tribute was added by Isaac Huggins on 14th July 2015

"I sure do miss you and those games of tennis and golf we played."

This tribute was added by Cori Coulter on 13th July 2015

"Miss ya brother "uncle grandpa" Ty! I miss your beautiful smile and your awesome Ty stories. Much love to you and all the people you've blessed with your awesomeness! ♥"

This tribute was added by Jess M on 12th July 2015

"Ty, I am following your dad's wisdom and grace to remember this day as the anniversary of your new life. I selfishly wish that you were still here to share a laugh with and give me advice even if I wasn't asking for it. But I truly do believe that you are at peace,  with Betty and enjoying the calm.  And that's something your beautiful soul deserves. Love, Jess"

This tribute was added by Saltzgiver John on 12th July 2015

"Ty, I send you my love and respect on the anniversary of your new life.
You are greatly missed by all who knew your special and wonderful ways.  Thanks for the great times we shared.  I shall remember that you are always close in Spirit.  Love always............Dad"

This tribute was added by Jess M on 8th January 2015

"I miss you so much. So does Duke!"

This tribute was added by jill taylor on 12th September 2014

"I cant even start to process this sad news.Ty and I were together about 6 years .I was with ty when we went and picked out the best dog ever "Betty".The best times of my life were with them both.I havent taljed to ty in years but always felt like when we did speak again it would be just like we had spoke yesterday.Ty had that way with people.If you knew ty ,you knew ty! :-) We didnt part on bad terms at all we just went in different directions.I could go on and on about our time together but its so hard for me to even post this because never in a million years would I ever think that we would lose ty this way.He must have been in such a bad place in his mind and I cant ever begin to imagine how he felt.Im so sad and hurt for him.My heart is so broken.Im so sorry for his family and all his friends.My mom and best friend passed to cancer 7 years agoso I know he will have someone to show him the way,im sure he will have another way and they will go back and forth but betty will betty will be there too and they will all find peace and watch over all of us."

This tribute was added by Michael Gross on 9th September 2014

"Ty u were Always there for. Me as I was for u. I don't have many people
I truly call friends but you were definitely one of them"

This tribute was added by Cheryl Berger on 8th September 2014

"Ty was my friend. Even when he moved to Pa. We kept in touch and not just the holidays. We worked together for years. He loved and was loyal to me and Johnny's pizza.  I'll never forget the day I lost my beloved first dog, Codie.  I was devastated. Ty worked 16 hours a day and ran the restaurant so I could deal with my sorrow. I never asked him to do it either. He offered.  He was that kind of guy. I am so sad that I can't call him and laugh with him anymore. I hope he is at peace. ."

This tribute was added by Michael D on 29th August 2014

"I didn't know Mr. Saltzgiver, he sounds like a kind man. I was drawn to it only because of the recent loss of my nephew. You look for comfort and forget about the one who provides all comfort. Someone shared John 5: 28, 29. I felt like someone wrapped me in a warm blanket. I hope it does the same for you."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Ruhman on 20th August 2014

"What a bright human being. My condolences to the Saltzgiver family. I'm deeply saddened and sorry for your loss.
Jen Ruhman"

This tribute was added by Jess M on 10th August 2014

"Ty, you loved and believed in mankind, friendship and family; you loved unconditionally and with patience, no matter another's  flaws. All you asked of anyone was to do the same in return. I saw through your flaws and you saw through mine. I am one of the fortunate ones to have you as a best friend. I miss you so much and although you have passed out of the light in this realm, you are not gone and will never be forgotten. You're on a new adventure, a new chapter in your book of life and your watching over us and smiling from above.

All my love, Jess"

This tribute was added by alva moses on 4th August 2014

"I want to thank you to ty for what you have  done even though your gone I am working at seven 11 to support my family n I live in the homeless shelter I was working last night n friends of  his came in heard my story and gave me money to help get me an apartment I am searching for a place now n will write back and let y'all know what's going bless u all"

This tribute was added by Saltzgiver John on 4th August 2014

"A memorial was held for Ty last night, August 3rd.  The love in the room was overwhelming and brought comfort to me.  I will always remember all of Ty's precious friends who attended and those who could not attend.  May you all find comfort in your memories of someone so dear to us all."

This tribute was added by Isaac Huggins on 3rd August 2014

""The many games of tennis and golf that we have played against each other has given me a wealth of memories.  You were always kind and giving.  You had a way of bringing out the best in the people around you. I cherish the friendship that we had and miss you greatly.  I know your in the next realm kicking like we do.  I guess one day I'll see you again on the other side.""

This tribute was added by Keri Danielle on 25th July 2014

"Ty will truly be missed by many people. I have many fond memories that include meeting him my first day at LaCucina, late night conversations when I was so home sick while living in NC, to seeing him around gettysburg.  He was always there giving you advice, listening or giving you a slap upside the head when you did something you probably shouldn't have done.
Rest easy my friend.  You will always be in our hearts and memories."

This tribute was added by Aphia Illo on 24th July 2014

"In a world so full of hate, greed and pretentiousness, we had in Ty the dearest of friends who, at his essence, was generous of spirit, sweet of heart, and TRUE.  All rare traits that we were lucky enough to share and appreciate for many years. A hundred more and it would still have been unthinkable to say goodbye.

Brother, we'll be coming soon to take you home, both with us and to Gettysburg, and yes, now you can swim out in the fair ocean as far and as long as you like.  And as always, we'll be watching you from shore.  

How grateful we are for your enduring love. Now take our two hearts and double that back to you.

Forever our Beloved Brother.  Forever with our Deepest Love.
Coco and Aphia"

This tribute was added by Marco Pontecorvo on 22nd July 2014

"I cannot say, and I will not say
that he is dead. He is just away.
He was like a brother to me......I'll miss you man. Now that you are not here anymore, I can say that you are in good hands, God will accept you in his house, he will love to have a beautiful person like you.....you were my best friend and the most honest person I ever met. I'll miss you Ty, and I will always love you..... I remember when we worked together we would always have our little arguments but at the end of the day, we loved each other no matter what........Do you remember I always said to you ........call me, call me anytime you want to, I'll be here for you, but I guess it might've slipped your mind to give me a call before making this decision. But at least now I know that there's a guardian angel watching over us.. & that's you. I will miss you very much Ty... R.I.P
CIAO BELLO........with love Marco, Lucia & Naomi !!!!"

This tribute was added by Saltzgiver John on 22nd July 2014

"Ty, you filled my life with so many happy moments.  You seemed to understand the human condition better than most.  Your compassion was extended to everyone who crossed your path.  I will miss your humor, wisdom and insights.  I will always be proud to call you friend as well as son.  I wish you Peace, Love and Light in your new Life.  I will look forward to seeing you again.  

In Loving Memory...........Dad"

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