Salvatore A. Ciccarino, 90 of Kingston, NY formerly of Woodstock, NY died on Thursday, December 05, 2019 at HealthAlliance Hospital.
Born in 1929 in Elizabeth, NJ, he was the son of the late Frank and Marie (Scorese) Ciccarino.
Salvatore was the husband of the late Cecilia (Piskadlo) Ciccarino, whom he married on September 23, 1961 at St. Adalbert's Church in Elizabeth, NJ.
As a young man Sal worked for Igoe Brothers Steel Company in Newark, New Jersey as a Foreman in charge of 25 workers. The steel company provided the steel for the New York State Thruway.
He worked at IBM as an Electrical Engineer in Kingston and Poughkeepsie for 30 years until his retirement and was a member of it's Quarter Century Club. While working at IBM he was one of the engineers who worked on the first 3270 PC which was released in 1983.
He had been a member of St. John's Church in Holly Hill Acres in West Hurley for many, many years when he lived in Woodstock, NY. He and his wife were very active in the Church Community. He and his late wife Cecilia were also members of Marriage Encounter, which strengthened their marriage of 30 years.
He moved back to New Jersey after his wife passed away to live closer to his brother. He was a member of the American Legion Association in New Jersey and the Italian American Club in New Jersey.
He loved being Pop Pop and adored having his four grandchildren and getting to see them anytime he could. He was very proud of all of them.
Salvatore was most known for his rich sense of humor. He was always telling jokes and trying to make people laugh wherever he went.... even until the very end on his better days the nurses in the hospital commented that Salvatore would joke with them. He had a passion for music, especially for Frank Sinatra and Big Band Music, which he loved to share with his children and all who came to his home.
Salvatore is survived by three children, Judy Ciccarino of Kingston, John Ciccarino and his wife Robin of Southbury, CT. Carolyn Bocchimuzzo and her husband Salvatore of Saugerties, four grandchildren, Nico and Marco Bocchimuzzo, of Saugerties, and Gabriella and Ava Ciccarino of Southbury, CT., five nephews, Frank Ciccarino and his wife Karen, Paul Ciccarino and his wife Maryann, Tom Ciccarino and his wife Pam, Jim Ciccarino and his wife Christine and
Fr. Christopher Ciccarino. Many great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.
Salvatore is predeceased by his wife Cecilia E. Ciccarino who passed away on November 18, 1991, his only brother Frank Ciccarino who passed away on June 13, 2007 and his sister-in-law Judy Ciccarino who passed away on December 6, 1989, and other cousins and friends.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Lasher Funeral Home Inc. 100 Tinker Street Woodstock, NY., From 2-4PM and 7-9PM.
A funeral procession will form at the Lasher Funeral Home Inc. on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 10:00AM, thence to St. Johns Church, Holly Hills Dr. Woodstock, NY, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be sung at 11:00AM.
Interment with Military Honors will follow at Woodstock Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005 Boston, MA. 02241-7005.
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American Heart Association
PO Box 417005, Boston MA 02241-7005