May 20, 1927 – July 12, 2016
Salvatore Piccillo, of Hamburg, a retired pharmaceutical sales representative, died Tuesday in Mercy Hospital after a short illness. He was 89.
Born in Buffalo, he attended Grover Cleveland High School and served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II. Returning from service, he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Canisius College.
Mr. Piccillo began working in sales for Ciba-Geigy in 1954, joined Abbott Laboratories in 1964 and went to Merieux Laboratories in 1974. Winner of numerous business and sales awards, he retired in 1989.
An accomplished golfer, he was an active member of the Wanakah Country Club and served as historian for the League of the Iroquois golf league.
He was a member of Hamburg Council 2220, Knights of Columbus, for more than 20 years.
His wife of 60 years, the former Wilma Furlanetto, died in 2014.
Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl and Kathleen Deardorff; two sons, Paul and Mark; and nine grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at noon Friday in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 66 E. Main St., Hamburg.