Obituary of Salvatore J. Cicchiello
Salvatore James Cicchiello Passed away on Thursday May 12, 2016. He passed peacefully holding his sons hand. He was 94. He was born in Rye, NY, at home on Elizabeth St., on March 3, 1922. He was a graduate of Rye High School. He joined the Unites States Army Air Corp and fought in WWII, serving in the US, South America, and the South Atlantic. He returned from the war and held several jobs in the Rye area. He worked in a garment factory in Port Chester, the Rye Post office, and finally settled into the restaurant business. He worked at the Rye Hotel, Five Points, and for over 30 years he tended bar at Belluscio’s on Midland Ave. He met the love of his life in Rye, a German girl named Marianne Niebuhr, from Bremerhaven. They were married on August 17, 1961. They had one son, Philip James Cicchiello. Salvatore and Marianne were best friends until her death on March 4, 1994.
He is predeceased by his mother and father, James and Rose Russo Cicchiello, his brothers, Leonard, Albert, and Victor, sisters Katherine and Josephine and his Brother and Sisters-in-laws, Josephine, Mary, Rosanne, Anthony, and Charles.
He is survived by his son Philip, his Daughter-in-law, Kristin, grandsons, Ryan and Jack and numerous nieces and nephews. They always brought a smile to his face.
Aside from his war years, he only lived in two places is entire life, 30 Elizabeth St. and 203 Purchase St. Salvatore, or Chick, as he was known to almost everyone, loved to read, loved history, politics, and economics. He read the paper, cover to cover every day, any magazine he get, and he would finish the Sunday Times, no matter how long it took him. He would save sections of the paper for friends and family who he thought might enjoy them. He would circle and write “READ THIS” on countless articles, making notes on the margins, and underlining what he thought you should pay attention to.
He was always a fixture on his front porch. As long as the weather was good, he could always be found at the table or in his recliner, paper in hand. People were always invited to come and sit, have some wine, coffee, or cookies, and of course, good conversation.
He will be dearly missed. The family will receive friends at the Graham Funeral Home, Friday, May 13th from 7:00-9:00 PM and Saturday May 14th from 9 AM to 10:45 AM. A prayer service will be held at 10:45 AM prior to entombment at St. Mary Cemetery.
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