Salvatore Abbate Jr.

December 21, 1933June 5, 2018

Salvatore Abbate was born on December 21, 1933 and passed away on June 5, 2018


  • Visitation Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Prayer Service Saturday, June 9, 2018

Salvatore Abbate Jr.

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Christa Sarazen

June 16, 2018

Diane, I am so sorry that I didn't know about your father's passing until today. I would have been there for you. Since I cannot physically go back in time, I am thankful that I can at least reminisce about some of the happy times I spent at your house growing up.

During sleepovers, I can still picture your dad in the kitchen hanging around talking with our mom. The thing I remember most about him was how calm and even tempered he was. He was always kind and always smiled!

There was one conversation where the three of us (I don't know where your mom was) all got to talking about chicken. Yes, chicken! You and I were insistent that chicken was part of the "beef" family, (wrong, obviously) but your dad kept saying it was considered "poultry." I don't know why this story has remained with me all these years, but I can only imagine it was because he remained so calm and kind during the discussion.

I was determined to find out the truth behind "chicken" and when I found out he was right, I wanted to tell him. I never did have that opportunity, but if I had, I would have told him that the fact that he was always so kind, especially during a difference of opinion between an experienced grown up and two ignorant (and perhaps feisty at times) pre-teens, left a huge impression on me. Your dad was a very sweet man. Heaven is a much richer place with his being there.

Praying God's loving arms surround you and continue to give you peace knowing you will see your precious dad again in heaven one day! Love you!! xoxo