Salvatore James Pomellitto 86, of Ravena, died on June 14, 2010
after a long illness. Born on July 25, 1923, he was lifelong
resident of Ravena. After attending Ravena High School, Mr.
Pomellitto served as a staff sergeant during World II in the 97th
Infantry Division of the U.S. Army and was decorated with two Bronze
Stars. After the Allied victory in Europe, he served in the
Pacific-Asiatic theatre before being honorably discharged in 1946.
In peacetime he worked on the New York Central Railroad, now CSX, as
a brakeman and a conductor. He was also active in the Ravena Grange
and a past commander of the Unitas post #9594 of Veterans of Foreign
Mr. Pomellitto is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ann (Petramale),
three sisters, Mrs. Frances Weidenbacher of Troy, Mrs. Josephine
Tozzi of Albany, Carmella DiBella of Albany, and a brother, Frank
Pomellitto of Halfmoon. Another brother, the late Carmino Pomellitto,
was killed in action in WWII. Mr. Pomellitto is survived by two
children, Carmen Pomellitto, and Patricia Weiser. Mr. Pomellitto is
pre-deceased by another son, Salvatore Jr. Mr. Pomellitto is also
survived by a grandson, Andrew Giammettei, a son in law, Glenn
Weiser, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held at Babcock Funeral Home on June 16th from
4:00 to 7:00 PM. A funeral mass will take place on June 17th at St.
Patrick’s Church in Ravena at 9:00 AM with interment immediately
after at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St.
Patrick’s Church, 21 Main St., Ravena, NY 12143.