OBITUARY

Salvatore Betancourt

July 27, 1932June 10, 2018
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Salvatore Betancourt On Sunday, June 10, 2018, Salvatore Betancourt, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 85, surrounded by his family. Sal was born on July 27, 1932 in Brooklyn NY to Salvatore and Sylvia Betancourt. ln April of 1952, he married Dora Rodriguez. Together, they raised two children, Valerie and Bruce. Sal was a longtime resident of Weehawken and lived for the last nine years in West New York, NJ. Salvatore proudly served as a medic in the Korean War and later put his medical knowledge to use while working for UPS in their medical department. After retiring from UPS, he worked as a Fire and Building Inspector for the town of Weehawken and also as a Juvenile Crime Prevention Officer. In his spare time, Sal was a devoted member of The Weehawken Elks Lodge for 44 years. He was an incredible classical guitarist and also liked to sing. He loved to dance and his moves always drew a crowd on the dance floor! Sal will be remembered most, for his warmth, his positive attitude and his "light up the room" smile! He is survived by his devoted wife, Dora, his daughter, Valerie Scozzafava and her husband Robert, his son, Bruce and wife, Robin and his five grandchildren-- Adam, Nicholas, Rachel, Meryl and Julia. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at Leber Funeral Home, 2000 JFK Blvd in Union City. Following the service, family and friends will gather for repast at the Weehawken Elks Lodge -- #2 50th street in Weehawken. LEBER FUNERAL HOME 2000 KENNEDY BLVD UNION CITY , NJ 07087-2028 (201) 863-1100

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  • Visitation Sunday, August 12, 2018
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Ali Frischman

August 11, 2018

Grandpa no era mi abuelo por sangre, pero absolutamente por corazón. El era el hombre más sincero, amoroso y genuino, y solo desearía tener más tiempo con él. Extrañaré nuestras conversaciones en español, sus pequeñas bromas, tocar la guitarra y bailar como nadie que haya visto. Él es tan terriblemente extrañado. Todo mi amor.

Julia Scozzafava

August 11, 2018

Every story I have always heard about my grandfather, and continue to hear, never cease to surprise me. He was a man that has had so many amazing experiences and was capable of anything. My grandfather was adored and loved by everyone who ever came into contact with him. Because of him, I have a great love of music. I always looked forward to watching him play guitar whenever we would visit each other. He was also so engaged with my education and always loved hearing about what I was learning, even if it all just sounded like complete nonsense to him. He continuously encouraged me to be the smartest, strongest, and bravest woman I could be. He was a great man and I miss him so much.

Rachel Betancourt

August 10, 2018

I’m so lucky to be able to call him my grandpa. He was incredibly loving, supportive, funny, and generous. Some of my favorite memories of him were during family holidays when he would sing to my grandma and play guitar. He would always get everyone out of their seats and dancing in the living room by the end of the night. I miss him every day!

Meryl Betancourt

August 8, 2018

He was the best grandpa that ever lived. He had the best smile, the best style, and a confidence that drew a crowd. He made us proud to be Betancourt’s and his legacy will carry on forever.

Robin Betancourt

August 8, 2018

Robin Betancourt

August 8, 2018

Sal was my father-in-law but I thought of him as my father. He had a positive attitude and always wore a big smile. He was the life of the party with his dancing, singing, guitar playing, dapper dressing and storytelling! He was an amazing grandfather— so proud of his five beautiful grandchildren! We all miss him so and we hold our memories dearly♥️

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APRIL 19, 1952