Salvatore Joseph Celi
(1951 - 2008)

Salvatore Joseph Celi
Nickname: Sal

Brooklyn, United States of America
June 2, 1951

Arizona, United States of America
August 29, 2008

Teaching, People, Camping, the Environment, Junk Collecting, Cooking, Geneology, Heritage/Family Traditions - not necessarily in that order!
This site is dedicated to Salvatore Celi, my brother and my friend who was suddenly and tragically taken from us much too soon. Sal was a father, a grandfather, a brother, an uncle and a friend to many. He was a phenomenal teacher who came to his calling late in life. He was a partner to Leesa, who complimented his life, as much as he did hers. His wisdom, his humor, his smile and his larger than life presence will be missed by all who knew him.
Sal would love for us to share his stories. Our doing so will keep his memory alive.

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Guest Book (120 entries)
I missed you more than ever this Christmas, Sal. I am sitting by the fire watching it snow outside my window and I can perfectly imagine what it would be like if we were sitting on the couch looking at the snow thru your living room window - or taking Bella for a walk out back, your desert dusted with white stuff. It is so weird, because it really feels like that could happen, should be happening. But you and Bella are gone, and so is the house. You are deeply and forever missed. I just had my 60th birthday. I had to do my 50's without you, and now another decade stretches out in front of me that I won't share with you either. Both of us seniors - me 60 and you 67 - now that is something I can't imagine. It would have been fun getting there though.

I just read a message from your friend Doug, hoping you are having fun wherever you are. I hope so too! Like he said, things here are weird, and getting stranger every day. I often wish we could exchange ideas, and I could get your take on the state of things! Someday we will have so much to talk about. That house of cards you talked about is so true, and the door is opening upon a huge gust of wind! Sometimes I think you were a prophet. I loved you then, now, and always. ~Leesa
Leesa Irwin
January 2nd, 2019
10 years gone today; seems like a lifetime. My brother, my friend, I miss you every day. I cherish the lifetime of memories we had and wish that we could have made many more in the years to come. You are always in our hearts. Love you.
Mary Lyn Scalzo (Sister)
August 29th, 2018
Sal. 10 years approaching...I just can't stand the thought. I can't understand how it is possible that you're even gone, let alone gone for ten years! I think of you every day, I miss you every day, my love for you never ends. They said time would heal, that
things would get easier, that I'd find a way to move on. None of that has proven to be true. The feelings of loss endure, my feelings for you endure, and the emptiness that your passing left, endures. On the positive side, the memories of all the adventures, fun, laughter, and just hanging out together sustain me through the hard times . Until we an be together again...
Leesa Irwin
August 25th, 2018
Happy 67th. I try to imagine what we would be doing - what trip we would either be on or be planning for. You had a list for your old age - would 67 qualify? With your curiosity and love for adventure, I can't picture you old, ever. Wish you were here. Loving and missing you forever.
Leesa Irwin
June 2nd, 2018
Happy Birthday in Heaven, Sal. 67 today and gone much too soon. Miss you. Love Always, Mary Lyn
Mary Lyn Scalzo (Sister)
June 2nd, 2018
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"Who knew the absence of 1 person in my life would make such a profound difference? Then again, when you were here you made a profound difference - you changed my life, showed me all the possibilities, and made me a better person. I miss you daily!"
Leesa Irwin
February 28th, 2019
"Nine years gone, and I miss you each and every day."
Mary Lyn Scalzo
August 29th, 2017
"Happy Birthday in Heaven. Wish you were here. Love and miss you, Mary Lyn"
Mary Lyn Scalzo
June 2nd, 2017
"8 - 3 - 2 - 3. I miss you more than ever. Apparently it doesn't get better or easier or whatever well meaning people said would happen as time passes. Wish you were here, Sal."
Leesa Irwin
December 16th, 2016
"Missing you each And every day for the last 8 years, Sal. So many memories go through my mind ... Along with both Smiles and Tears."
Paula Sayage
August 30th, 2016
"What it meant to lose you, only those who love you know. You will forever carry a piece of my heart. Missing you. Love, Mary Lyn"
Mary Lyn Scalzo
August 29th, 2016
"Merry Christmas, Sal. The 8th one without you here, but you are always in my heart and mind."
Leesa Irwin
December 25th, 2015
"I too have been thinking about you Sal, quite a bit lately. I'm sure it's because of your anniversary in Heaven tomorrow ... 7 years. How can that be??? you are missed each and every day! PLEASE, Keep sending your signs."
Paula Sayage
August 28th, 2015
"I've been thinking about you a lot lately. Miss you tons."
Emily Irwin
August 26th, 2015
"Happy Birthday in Heaven."
Mary Lyn Scalzo
June 2nd, 2015


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