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On November 29, 2019 Salvatore Sancimino went to rest. He left us peacefully
after a long-fought battle against Alzheimer's. Everyone who knew him knew
someone who cared. He was always just there.

He never had an easy life, but he just kept giving. He often told us about
having his first job at 8 years old. When our World was at War he was too
young to fight, but volunteered to join the National Guard at 17, and
remained in the reserves for 8 years.

As a young man, he tried working for the post office, worked as a conductor,
and drove our subways as a motorman, but ultimately found his calling as a
New York City Firefighter where he spent 38 years in a life of service to
others in need.

After a long life as a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather,
cherished son, nephew, brother, cousin and uncle; He is survived by
Margaret, his wife of 61 years, his son Daniel, daughter-in-law Mary,
daughter Kathleen, and his grandchildren Patrick and Christina.

He raised his family, never wavering, never faltering. No one ever went
without. We will miss you, and you will remain in our hearts forever. You
will forever be our example of how strong and kind we can be.

Even in death keeping his family above all else, he made sure his final
resting place will be alongside his grandson Matthew. Salvatore never let
his family, in this life and the next, pass through alone.