Albert J. Salvatore Sr., 73, of Belfast died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of April 17, 2017. He was the son of Albert Frank Salvatore and Josephine Roscia, his wife.
He worked all his life as a master mechanic; first for Ford, and then as owner and operator of his own business, Al's Auto. He also ventured into the restaurant business with his wife and sister-in-law with the Twilight Cafe. He was a great strategist and planned and set up the Twilight Cafe's kitchens as well as managing the ordering for the restaurant. He never met a problem he couldn't solve. His mind was always working and planning until the very end.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 45 years, Mary, and their 3 children, Maura and husband Eric, Albie and wife Julie, and Nick and wife Sonja; his sister Dottie Salvatore; his sisters-in-law Kathleen Knight and her four girls, Jess and Joe, Libby, Rebecca and Marie, who he thought of as daughters, and their children; Maureen and husband Danny and their daughter Bridget and husband Mike; brother in-law Mike and wife Aprille and their sons Jarrod and Derek and their children. He is lovingly remembered by the lights of his life his seven grandchildren Kerenza, Nick, Jed, Chloe, Josie, Karoline and Nolan.
He has joined his parents, his in-laws and his nephew William in Heaven.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Belfast Area High School Boosters Club. There will be a private Mass of Christian burial celebrated with his family.
A gathering and time of sharing with family and friends will be held at Riposta Funeral Home on Friday, April 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. All are welcome. Memories and condolences may be shared at ripostafh.com.