Jim DiSalvo Obituary, Death – At the age of 85, Jim DiSalvo, a devoted husband and father of five children, passed away in the comfort of his family’s presence. Jim DiSalvo was born on June 19, 1937 in Batavia, New York, to the late Salvatore DiSalvo and Mary Kathleen (Miller) DiSalvo. His father passed away before Jim was born. Jim was a devoted motorcycle rider, successful businessman, and a fan of everything Christmas-related. After serving his country for a period of time in the Navy during the middle of the 1950s, Jim returned to his hometown in Western New York. There, he excelled professionally in a number of different industries, such as the printing industry.
In the same year, 1977, he was also the promoter of the very first WERA Grand National Finals, which took place in West Palm Beach, Florida. Jim and his wife, Connie DiSalvo, established Applied Business Systems, Inc. in 1980, which is the year that marked the beginning of Jim’s successful career in the printing industry. In the field of variable data digital printing, ABS would eventually emerge as a market leader, a position it still maintains to this day. In the world of motorcycle racing, Jim will be remembered not only as an accomplished flat tracker and roadracer in his own right, but also as an owner of Team America Gran Prix Racing, a team that won races across the United States and internationally in Europe, and as the manager of his son Jason DiSalvo’s professional career in racing.
Team America Gran Prix Racing won races across the United States and internationally in Europe. The extent of Jim’s enthusiasm for Christmas was on full display each and every year at his residence on Fargo Road in Stafford, New York. His display consisted of more than 150 moving and static illuminated figurines as well as over one million lights, which enabled him to attract thousands of people to the property each and every year throughout the Christmas season.