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Salvatore A. Lo Cicero

August 29, 1924 — January 28, 2023

On January 28, 2023, Salvatore A Lo Cicero of Port Richey Florida, passed away peacefully at the age of 98, with his family at his side.  He is survived by his daughter, Felice and husband Fred Boehmcke, son, Joseph and wife Deborah, grandchildren Dana Carpenter, Richard Boehmcke, Joseph Lo Cicero Jr. and Emily Lo Cicero, and great grandsons Mason Lo Cicero and Leo Carpenter.   He was preceded in death by his loving wife and mother of his children, Serafina Carbonette Lo Cicero and his second wife Sarah H. Fina Lo Cicero.

He  was a loving  husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, coach, mentor, friend and patriot.  Sal was born on August 29, 1924 to Felicia and Joseph Lo Cicero who emigrated from Sicily with their parents.  Sal was raised in the Bronx, NY, and attended Christopher Columbus High School, after which he enlisted in the Army and served as a Corporal in the South Pacific during WWII for the 81st infantry, 710th Tank Battalion.  Sal never discussed the war, however, his discharge papers disclose he received the Bronze Star for heroic achievement and valor in battle.  Indicative of Sal's character, when asked about an obvious injury to his hand, he admitted he was wounded during a fierce battle, bandaged the injury and kept fighting, and subsequently refused consideration for the Purple Heart.  We owe our respect and gratitude to the men and women of Sal's generation who fought so gallantly for the freedom subsequent generations have enjoyed.  After his honorable discharge in January 1946, Sal worked for the US Postal Service and retired to Florida in 1979 with his first wife. 

Sal loved sports and was an avid baseball and Yankee fan.  He cherished the memory of his mom, who during difficult economic times, spent a hefty $8 to take him to the 1939 Allstar game at Yankee Stadium while his dad commuted weekly to work for the garment industry in Pennsylvania.  He loved to discuss the rosters of the great Yankees and other teams of his youth.  He loved coaching and watching youth sports, particularly, baseball. 

Sal never complained, despite being legally blind since his late sixties.  He always had a positive outlook, often commenting on how blessed he was to have lived such a long and wonderful life. He never asked for assistance and remained predominantly self-sufficient until his death.  He was very gracious, humble and reserved, and was loved by everyone he met; he will be sorely missed

Sal was a member of St Michael’s church in Hudson, Florida where a mass will be held in his honor on March 6, 2023, at 11AM.  His ashes will be interred next to his first wife at St Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx, NY. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital. 

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Monday, March 6, 2023

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8014 State Rd 52, Hudson, FL 34667

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