Salvatore Perricelli Sr., 73, a retired postal superintendent and veteran of World War II and the Korean War, died Friday (Dec. 24, 1999) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born in Niagara Falls, he graduated from Trott Vocational High School in 1944. He served in the Army during World War II and in the Korean War. He remained in the military, serving with the Army National Guard, retiring in 1967 with the rank of captain.
Perricelli worked in the Niagara Falls Post Office for 35 years, serving, in turn, as the first personnel officer, manager of mail processing and superintendent of postal operations.
During his long postal career, he was also a hearing officer-investigator for the New York and Eastern Region districts and an appeals examiner for the Postal Service Board of Appeals and Review in Washington, D.C. He retired from the Postal Service in 1983 after 40 years.
Perricelli was the examiner in charge of the U.S. Board of Civil Service, a past member of the Reserve Officers Association, a past president of the Cataract Little Loop Football Association, past president of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church Holy Name Society, a past chairman of the Niagara Falls Traffic Advisory Commission and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Knights of Columbus.
He was associated with the Como and Goose's Roost restaurants, serving as permanent chairman of the annual venison and homemade wine contests and as permanent co-chairman of the Nick Antonacci Scholarship fund-raising dinner and memorial remembrance.
He was active in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, serving on the parish council and was past chairman of the finance committee.
Perricelli received the St. Joseph the Worker award from Bishop Henry Mansell in 1997.
Surviving are his wife, Aurora Centofanti; a son, Salvatore Jr.; a daughter, Diana Clark of Youngstown; his mother, Catherine of Wheatfield; a brother, Vincent of Rochester; and five grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in M.J. Colucci & Son Funeral Chapel, 468 19th St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 27th Street and Independence Avenue.