Salvatore P. Mormando, 87, of Warren, passed away surrounded by his loving family, Saturday evening, October 27, 2018, at his residence.
He was born December 25, 1930 in Niles, a son of Joseph and Maria (Ragazzo) Mormando.
Sal was a 1949 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and was employed as the visual merchandising manager for JCPenney in the Southern Park Mall for 47 years, retiring in 1993.
He married the former Mary Lou Hayes on October 17, 1959. They shared 59 years of marriage and many happy memories together. She survives him.
Sal was an active member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church in Niles, where he served as a lector and decorator and he helped to start the first contemporary music group at the church as well.
He was also a well known drummer with the Paul Villeco Band.
Sal worked in prison ministry for 27 years, and he also enjoyed gardening, landscaping and working with his hands. His greatest joy was his family and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Besides his wife, Sal is survived by three children, Joseph R. Mormando of Warren, Jolene R. (Craig) Kikta of Austintown and Jason R. Mormando of Duluth, Minnesota. He also leaves behind five grandchildren, Joshua (Carrie), Alyssa, Jordan, Katie and Jacob and four great-grandchildren, Adrianna, KrisLynn, Joshua and Olivia.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Rocco.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2018, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 381 Robbins Avenue, Niles, with the Rev. Fr. John Michael Lavelle as celebrant.
Friends may call 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 4, at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 North Park Avenue, Warren.
Interment will take place in the Crown Hill Burial Park, Vienna.
Sal’s family would like to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff of Crossroads Hospice and all the health care professionals who have shown so much kindness and compassion to Sal and his family.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that material contributions be made to Crossroads Hospice, 9775 Rockside Road, Suite 270, Valley View, OH 44125 or the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 2415 Niles Road SE, Warren, OH 44484, in Sal’s memory.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, October 31 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.