Sal was a proud Army Veteran who served as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Unit until he suffered a spinal cord injury and was Honorably discharged. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from NJIT and worked as a Civil Engineer for several companies before working with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development for 20 years. Sal was also the Co-Founder and Treasurer of the New Jersey Association of Veterans Service Officers (NJAVSO) since September 1997. He served on the Veteran’s Advisory Committee at the New Jersey Veterans Me-morial Home. Sal was a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and was served as the NJ State Commander of the DAV from 1995 – 96.
Sal passed away on Sunday, December 3rd, surrounded by his devoted and loving wife Phyllis, their three children and their spouses and seven grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 5th, from 4 – 8 PM at the Calhoun-Mania Funer-al Home; 19 Lincoln Avenue in Rutherford. Funeral will be held on Wednesday, De-cember 6 at 8:30AM from the funeral home for 9:30AM Mass of Christian Liturgy in the Church of Saint Mary,; 91 Home Avenue in Rutherford. Entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum; 340 Ridge Road in North Arlington.
In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations to the NJ Veterans Memorial Home; 1 Veterans Drive; Paramus, NJ 07652.
Our beloved Treasurer Salvatore LoSauro has completed and fought his final battle when he passed into the arms of his loving God. He was a true soldier to the very end of his battle, never asking for himself and also there to lend a helping hand for others. He was the soldier you always wanted to be “watching your six”. Sal always gave 110% and still thought he should be doing more for the next guy. Even in his final days, he was talking with John and asking about the turkeys we distributed for Thanks-giving. He wanted to make sure we had enough to hand out and to be sure and get the turkeys from Lakehurst, as each year he would be the one tasked to pick-up the turkeys from Lakehurst.
Yes, Sal we have the watch, rest in peace.