The morning of August 17th 2019, Salvatore J. Salerno Jr moved on from our world after 87 years among us. Sal was born in New Paltz in 1932 and lived most of his life in the area. Many of you reading this may have had him visit your home or business during his days running Sal Salerno Plumbing & Heating to install a boiler, fix a leaking faucet, thaw your frozen pipes, or worked alongside him on a construction site. Or maybe you had the good fortune of having him as your landlord at one of his rental properties.
Sal was a lifelong baseball fan, playing in the local softball league well into his twenties, and rooting for the Yankees his whole life. Sal proudly served in the US Army during the Korean war, being honorably discharged in 1954. He enjoyed craft woodworking, model building, household renovation and fishing.
Carrying on his traditions and memories are his wife of 67 years, Olga (Martinez) Salerno; his children, Linda Salerno, Steven Salerno and his wife Marsha of Atlanta Georgia, and Michael Chase-Salerno of New Paltz; his grandchildren Ian Hebel, Kyle Hebel & Andrew Salerno of Atlanta and Declan & Quinn Chase-Salerno of New Paltz; his brother Frank Salerno of Pagosa Springs, Colorado and sister Roseann Wade of Portsmouth, Virginia.
Accompanying him on his continuing journey are his parents, Bertha and Salvatore Salerno of Mesa, Arizona, his brother Joseph Salerno of Tucson, Arizona and his daughter in-law Erica Chase-Salerno of New Paltz.
Services were held privately in New Paltz.