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    Salvatore Anthony Vitale

Salvatore Anthony Vitale, 98

May 3, 2015

Salvatore Anthony Vitale

Sal­va­tore Anthony Vitale

Sal­va­tore Anthony Vitale, 98, of Rotonda West, Fla., passed away Sun­day evening, May 3, 2015, at Tidewell Hos­pice in Sarasota.

Born Feb. 2, 1917 in Brook­lyn, N.Y., to Anto­nio and Theresa (Andolino) Vitale, he had been a res­i­dent of Char­lotte County for 43 years since com­ing from Par­lin, N.J. A grad­u­ate of Newark Col­lege of Engi­neer­ing, a tool and die maker by trade, Sal retired as a super­vi­sor in 1963 from Lionel Corp. after 28 years. He was a char­ter mem­ber of St. Fran­cis of Assisi Parish, a past Grand Knight of the K of C; and a mem­ber of the BPO Elks.

Sur­vivors include his lov­ing and devoted wife of 75 years, Ida, of Rotonda West; two sons, Ken­neth P. (Cindy) of Lawrenceville, N.J. and John W. (Lynn) of Engle­wood; one sis­ter, Julia, of Holmdel, N.J.; two grand­chil­dren and three great-grandchildren.

Sal is pre-deceased by his grand­daugh­ter, Kris­ten Vitale, in 2007.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs­day, May 7, at the Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home, 3070 S. McCall Road. A Mass of Chris­t­ian Bur­ial will be said at 10 a.m. Fri­day, May 8, at St. Fran­cis of Assisi Parish, 5265 Placida Road. Entomb­ment will fol­low at Gulf Pines Memo­r­ial Park Cemetery.

Memo­r­ial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Tidewell Hos­pice, Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sara­sota, FL 34238 in mem­ory of Sal Vitale.

Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home has been selected to han­dle arrange­ments.  You may share a mem­ory with the fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com