PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman
WHEREAS, Sal DeAngelo was born in the Town of Greenwich 100 years ago today and has lived his entire live here; and
WHEREAS, Sal attended Hamilton Avenue School and the “old” Greenwich High School that is now Town Hall on Field Point Road and received a trophy from Gene Tunney at the Boys Club in the Second Annual Silver Cup Boxing Tournament Finals on February 13, 1935; and
WHEREAS, Sal also played volleyball and racquetball and swam at the Greenwich YMCA and enjoyed the dances there in the Rendezvous Room and caddied at the Round Hill Club and also worked at the legendary Manero’s steakhouse where he served notables like Joe DiMaggio; and
WHEREAS, Sal answered the call during World War II and was assigned to the United States Army’s 96th Signal Battalion, which included 31 other men from Greenwich, where he served in Burma, China and India; and
WHEREAS, Sal and his wife Anne were married at St. Mary’s Church on June 16, 1956 and raised their children Bob, Dina and Don and enjoyed five grandchildren, Annie, Julian, Ines, Bella and Scott, before Anne sadly passed away on June 8, 2021; and
WHEREAS, Sal joined the Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich on July 7, 1999 and continues to be an active member of the RMA including serving on its Refreshment Committee; and
WHEREAS, Sal, in keeping with RMA commitments to Fellowship, Volunteerism and Service to the community, was a Red Baron at Greenwich Hospital for 20 years and contributed a record of more than 22,000 hours of service, earning the Volunteer of the Year award in the process.
in the Town of Greenwich and urge all residents to join me in celebrating and recognizing Sal’s many contributions to our Town and Country over the past 100 years and in paying tribute to a man who embodies the ideals of Fellowship, Volunteerism and Service to the community.