OBITUARY

Salvatore Costanza

June 15, 1966April 30, 2021
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Salvatore Costanza, age 54, of Livingston, NJ, passed away peacefully on Friday April 30, 2021. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Philomena Church 396 South Livingston Avenue Livingston, NJ, on Wednesday May 5, 2021 at 10AM. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery E. Hanover, NJ. The family will receive their friends at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue Livingston, NJ, on Tuesday May 4, 2021 from 4-8 PM. Salvatore was a business agent for Local 68 in West Caldwell, NJ for the last 19 years. He was a graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Architecture. Salvatore was predeceased by his dear mother Concetta Costanza. He is survived by his beloved wife Maria Cristina Patino, his loving daughter Christina E. Costanza, dear father Vincenzo Costanza, loving brother Joseph and his wife Denise Costanza, cherished nieces Brianna, Isabella and Melissa. Salvatore is also survived by many loving cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Entombment

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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Donna Purcell

May 13, 2021

As a member of Local 68 I had the pleasure of having Sal as my union representative for the past 15 years. Although Sal and I did not always agree he truly was a pleasure to work with. He will be missed. May he rest in peace in the arms of our Lord, Amen.

Maribel (MJ) James

May 9, 2021

May you Rest in Eternal Paradise, It was gutwrenching to hear about your demise. You and I have spoken not only about members, contract between NBOE and Local 68, more importantly about our love ones. You always spoke highly of your wife and daughter, you love them immensely. May God comfort them to help them find peace and understanding. Such a gentle giant, cared for others and always made certain things were done peacefully. I know I'm not alone in saying all our hearts are heavy. Rest in Paradise, no more pain❤🌹🙏🏽 I'm going to miss you🙏🏽

Clement Collins

May 4, 2021

I am truly saddend to hear of Sal's passing. I had the pleasure of working with Sal on both sides of the table, for almost 20 years. Thank you for your encouragement through labor law classes and ALWAYS seeing the good in others.

"I know, I know, but Collins..Cut him/her a break....?" OK Sal...

You will be Missed!!!
Collins

Andrew To

May 3, 2021

I am saddened to hear of Sal passing. We both went to NJIT and Sal was part of my pledge class at Sigma Pi. When you spend a semester pledging a fraternity together with someone you really get to know them. He has filled with love, positive energy and had a lust for life, friends and fun. The 9 of us who pledged that spring will always have a special bond. Rest in Peace my friend. God bless you and your family.

Dr Glenda JOHNSON-GREEN

May 3, 2021

As an administrator in the Newark School District for over 30 years it was my honor to work closely with Sal over the past 19 years. He was there to work on behalf of the Local 68 members however we had an awesome work relationship that was always authentic and respectful. I knew when Sal arrived a fair solution would be the result of our meetings. Thank you Sal for all that you did to assist me which made my job so much easier. Rest In Peace Sal. Your battle has been won. Always Dr Johnson-Green.

Frank Messineo

May 3, 2021

I am saddened to hear of this loss; Sal and I attended NJIT together and his big personality was eclipsed only by his big heart. Always the first with a kind word or gesture, Sal's smile entered the room long before he did. Taken way too early... my heart goes out to your family.
- Frank Messineo

Maria Bucci

May 2, 2021

I am so saddened to hear of Sal’s passing. My husband and I graduated with Sal from NJIT and I will always remember him with the biggest smile on his face. Please accept our condolences.
Maria Bucci and Dan Spanton
NJIT Class of 1992

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY