Salvatore James Pomellitto - June 14, 2010

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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 Wars.

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.