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Feb 18, 1928 - Nov. 18, 2019
Salvatore Rizzo was born on February 18, 1928 in Lorain, Ohio, and was raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Erie Tech in 1946. While going to school he worked in Meiser Grocery Store who supplied the iron ore boats with food and supplies. While working during the war he learned to be a meat cutter.
Sal was drafted into the Marine Corp in September of 1946. He got out of the service in 1948, but was called back in October 1950 during the Korean War.
Sal was married in 1952 to Ruth McKenna and moved to California where they had four children Gayle, Carl, Ralph, and Kathy. After 37 years in California Sal moved to Whidbey Island and married his second wife Emily Ramsey who had three daughters Tracy, DeeDee, and Ivy.
Sal was preceded in death by Ruth, Ralph, Emily and Ivy.
A visitation for Sal will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church on Monday November 25 at 9am with a Funeral Mass at 10am and a reception to follow. A graveside service at Sunnyside Cemetery will be held immediately after the reception.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Boys and Girls Club, PO Box 985, Coupeville, WA 98239.