Anna attended Shamrock Country School and graduated from Skaneateles High School in 1941. Following graduation, she pursued her passion attending McLane Art Institute and the American School of Art and Design in New Yor City, under the tutelage of Matlock Price. Anna married Norman Salway, a dairy and beef farmer, on June 15, 1946, and was married for 65 years before Norman died in 2011.
They enjoyed trips to both of their ancestral lands—England in 1970 and Slovakia in 1971. Along with her artwork, Anna taught chair caning, refurnishing and rug making for BOCES. She also owned and operated an antique shop. A lifelong member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Skaneateles, she was very active for many years with the Ladies Altar Guild, serving as its President. Holy Trinity hosted an art show to the community on April 2017, featuring over 60 of Anna’s paintings. Anna was employed in several businesses.
She helped produce airplane parts at International Harvester in Auburn following WWII; artistically designed ads for furniture and pots/pans for Dey Brothers Company in Syracuse; and, packaged seed for FB Mills Seed Company in Rose Hill.
She is predeceased by parents, John and Judith Buso; a sister Catherine; and a brother John. Surviving relatives include nieces Wendy (Dan) Huss of Scottsdale, AZ and Brenda (Tom) Bresadola of Skaneateles.
A celebration of Anna’s life will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 37 West Genesee Street in Skaneateles on Monday, March 13th at 11:00 am. Prior to the service there will be a time to meet the family at 10:00 am. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Skaneateles.
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