SAUGERTIES….Salvatore A. “Sal” Misasi, Sr., 83, of Barclay Lane died Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at the Kingston Hospital. Born July 21, 1934 in Glasco he was the son of the late Antonio and Mary Verzillo Misasi.
A lifetime area resident he was a graduate of Saugerties High School Class of 1954. During his high school career he lettered in varsity baseball, basketball and football. After his graduation he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers as a pitcher. He later had a try out with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Upon his return to Saugerties he was hired by IBM in Kingston where he was employed for over 35 years retiring in 1982. Active in the Saugerties Sports scene he played for the Saugerties Whiz Kids, the Glasco AC Softball team, and bowled at Ferraro’s Bowling Alley in Kingston.
He enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Woodstock Country Club for many years. He was instrumental in the organization of the Ulster County Senior Tournament and was a two time Senior County Champion. He also organized the Lions Club annual golf tournament.
Active in the Saugerties Community he was a member of the Lions Club, a member of the Glasco Fire Co. serving as its secretary/treasurer, and was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s RC Church where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and served as an Usher. In 1985 he was elected into the Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame and later inducted into the Kingston Hall of Fame.
Survivors include his wife, the former Rita Cafaldo, with whom he recently celebrated their 63rd Wedding Anniversary. Son: Sal Misasi Jr. (Kelly), Daughters: Linda Misasi (Kathy Hall) and Sharon Misasi (Sandy DeCicco.) A Sister, Caroline “Snooks” Sinnott, 6 Grandchildren: Kayla, Mary, Nancy, Lissa, Sal and Casey and 2 Great Grandchildren: Camden and Paxton and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. He was predeceased by 2 Brothers: Louis and Anthony Misasi.
His Funeral Procession will form 12:15 PM Saturday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. Cor. of John & Lafayette Sts. Thence to St. Joseph’s RC Church where at 1:00 PM a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call Friday 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Family suggests donations in his memory be made to the Saugerties Hall of Fame Club, c/o Al Hrdlicka, PO Box 240, Saugerties or the Glasco Fire Co., PO Box 157, Glasco 12432. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family on Sal’s Tribute Wall @SeamonWilseyFuneralHome.comFor more information on placing an obituary, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.