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 (125 entries)
8/29/19 - The 11th anniversary of your death has come and gone my brother and I am still missing you. Gone way too soon, you are forever in my heart.
Mary Lyn Scalzo (Sister)
August 30th, 2019
8/29/19 - The 11th anniversary of your death has come and gone my brother and I am still missing you. Gone way too soon, you are forever in my heart.
Mary Lyn Scalzo (Sister)
August 30th, 2019
Happy Birthday Sal. It’s a beautiful day in Tucson. The desert misses you and so do I. Hope your spirit is celebrating wherever it is. I’ll light a candle tonight for you at my altar.
Much love. ❤️
Emily Irwin-Stazenski
June 2nd, 2019
Happy Birthday in Heaven Sal. Love and miss you each and every day.
Mary Lyn Scalzo (Sister)
June 2nd, 2019
Hola Hermanos! (I use the plural as I'm guessing that Neil is there with you having a mutual former-birthday party.) I'll put the birthday poem at the end. How are you doing? Not lacking for a company by now, I guess! I was supposed to be there with you by now, but I told the doctors to fuck off and cured my liver cancer myself--at least temporarily. But I will see you soon, and I guess in another 30 years everyone we have ever met will be there with you! I have forgotten more things than most other people ever knew by now, but I'll never forget you. I think of you often and sign every email with the "Be well" salutation that I stole from you. Love you, brother. See you soon. Be well, Tenzin/Doug Your Next Year
May the next thing you do be your greatest
May the next year you have be your best
May the next thing you think make you happy
And may God take you unto her breast
May the next book you read make you smarter
May you always be lucky in love
May you never see yourself a martyr
What you hope for, may you gain above
May whatever your next aspiration
Be granted immediately
May the things that you need and the effort you breed
Always coincide successfully
May the troubles you feel are impending
Be released in the flash of an eye
And whatever you define the terms as
May you always be happy and high
May your pain be unable to find you
May you always have a hand to hold
And if life gives you anything evil
May it soon be turned back into gold
‘Cause your next day is always your greatest
And your next year is always your best
And if you feel like this, life will give you a kiss
And your living will always be blessed
Doug/Tenzin Rose (brother sort of)
June 2nd, 2019
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"Happy Birthday Sal! Wish we were celebrating together. I'm going to get a slice and reminisce, thinking back on all the joy I knew because of you. What a gift your life was to all lucky enough to have known you! I love and miss you."
Leesa Irwin
June 2nd, 2019
"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


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