WESTFIELD - Salvatore S. "Sam" Arcadipane, 92, of Westfield, died peacefully Jan. 9, 2013, at St. Vincent Health Center of Erie, Pa., surrounded by his family.
Salvatore was on born Sept. 24, 1920, in Buffalo, the son of the late Salvatore and Ignasia (Vuolo) Arcadipane.
A Westfield resident most all his life, Sam served with the U.S. Navy amphibious forces during World War II in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. He had been employed by Larry Spacc and the former Dengler Chevrolet, both in Dunkirk, as an automotive mechanic. He had also worked for the former Westfield Sommers Juice Company (Mogen David Wine Corp.) and retired from General Electric's Erie plant as a crane operator after 18-plus years of service.
Sam was a lifetime member of the Wm. P. Jackway VFW Post 6764, the NRA, and the Westfield Fish and Game club where he spent many years as a hunters' safety instructor. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and all that the great outdoors had to offer. He was known for his saw-sharpening skills. Sam was a member of St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife of over 69 years, Josephine (Foti) Arcadipane, whom he married on July 24, 1940; and by his three daughters, Margaret (Roger) Markham of Webster, N.Y., Charlene (Tom) Pallone of Tallahassee, Fla., and Nancy Akam of Fredonia; and his two sons, Sam (Connie) Arcadipane and John (Joanne) Arcadipane, both of Westfield. Thirteen grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews, also survive.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles B. Arcadipane, Charles R. Arcadipane, Leonard Arcadipane, and by three sisters, Annie Rizzo, Connie Pedini and Kathryn Miano.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan.14 at St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church, Westfield, with Father Joseph Walter officiating. Private burial will be in St. James Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue, 7540 N. Gale St., Westfield, NY 14787 or to St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church, 15 Union St., Westfield, NY 14787.
The Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, was in charge of arrangements. Log on to www.masonfuneral.com to send the family a message of condolence.