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“I had the privilege to work with Sal on two NATO projects spanning fourteen years. Both thrived through his vast knowledge, experience and novel...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Rene van der Heiden - coworker

“Working for Sal at MITRE, we learned a LOT from him over the years...certainly technically, and also professionally. Thank you Sal, you will be...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Steve Boheim - Acton, MA

“I am so sad to hear of Sal's passing. I briefly knew him from work as I cover the lobby in the afternoons. He was a very nice person. I remember...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Carol T. - Bedford, MA - coworker

“Sal and I were classmates at MIT and then became workmates at Mitre when it was formed. Shortly thereafter, we drove down to Montgomery, Alabama and...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Lionel Fray - Lexington, MA

“I had a great honor and pleasure to cooperate with Sal on implementation of two important programs: Air Sovereignty Operations Center for Poland and...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Sylwester Bartoszewski

“When someone we love falls asleep in death the memories we have of them become our treasure, may those cherished memories of a life well lived and...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Patricia Way

“Working for Sal for so many years is something I am deeply grateful for. But also I was even more blessed to have a friendship with him. We climbed...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Joe Harvath - friend

“I agree with George R. that: "Sal was a fantastic engineer, leader and mentor. His modest and self effacing style hid a man of enormous talent....Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Robert Reyling - Bedford, MA

“I had the great, great privilege of working with Sal when I worked for the Air Force as a civilian in Foreign Military Sales at Hanscom AFB. Sal...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Pauline Froebel - Woburn, MA

“Mr. Pomponi-san was Father of BADGE for JASDF, Japan Air Self Defense Force. He taught us a lot. When I was in MITRE S Building as a trainee, I was...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Moriya Satomura - Chiba, Japan

“What a good man is gone now... I met Sal during our work on the Nato-Russia CAI Project. He was immensely respected by the Russian team. A very...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Vitaly Fomin - Moscow, Russia

“I had the pleasure of working and traveling with Sal in Europe on the NATO CAI/RASP project. Just a few years ago we shared refreshments and...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Tom Sylvia - coworker

“I worked with Sal during the NATO/CAI and RASP projects development and implemenation . He was instrumental for the build-up of CAI and RASP ...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Francois Cervo - Brussels

“I worked with Sal for 8 or 9 years while at NATO on the CAI NATO/Russia Federation project. Sal was a great inspiration to the whole project team...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Barry Brown - Ottawa, ON

“I've admired Sal for the many years that I have known and worked for him at MITRE. He was an outstanding leader of men and women.He was instrumental...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Frank O'Connor - Wayland, MA

“Sal was a great friend and leader in International programs. I had the pleasure of working with him in the international field at MITRE and as a...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Richard Hazel - Leesburg, FL

“One of the greatest and most honest professionals I've ever had the pleasure to work with. His engineering work in the field of air defense was...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Gerry LaCroix - Melvin Village, NH

“Sal was a fantastic engineer, leader and mentor. His modest and self effacing style hid a man of enormous talent. They don't make them like Sal...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: George Rebovich - Acton, MA

“Sal was a fantastic systems engineer, leader and mentor. His self effacing and modest style hid a man of enormous ability and accomplishments. They...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: George Rebovich - Acton, MA


20 of 22 | Posted by: George Rebovich - Acton, MA

“No. He was an iron man. I thought he would live forever. He lived life to its fullest. What a GREAT man he was. He leaves behind an incredible...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Carmine Antidormi - Ashburnham, MA

“The universe lost a great man, husband, father and Uncle. He will be forever missed. ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Amy Pomponi - Darien, CT


Silvester was born on January 2, 1929 and passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Silvester was a resident of Bedford, Massachusetts at the time of passing.

After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1957.

A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at 1:15 P.M. at the Parish of St. Michael (90 Concord Road, Bedford).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Sal's name to CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 585, Bedford, MA 01730 ( www.bedfordma.dollarsforscholars.org.

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