Salvatore Joseph Celi
(1951 - 2008)

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Salvatore Joseph Celi
Nickname: Sal

Birth:
Brooklyn, United States of America
June 2, 1951

Passing:
Arizona, United States of America
August 29, 2008

Interests:
Teaching, People, Camping, the Environment, Junk Collecting, Cooking, Geneology, Heritage/Family Traditions - not necessarily in that order!
Candles
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
Happy Birthday in Heaven.
Mary Lyn Scalzo
June 2nd, 2015
Thank you,Sal....an answered prayer. I miss you and love you.
ginny crist
August 29th, 2014
Thank you,Sal....an answered prayer. I miss you and love you.
ginny crist
August 29th, 2014
Happy Birthday Sal......thinking of you so much lately and hoping you are smiling and happy that Leesa is in Finland with Josh.
ginny crist
June 3rd, 2014
Merry Christmas, my love. It's never the same without you.
Leesa Irwin
December 25th, 2013
When she met you, Emily was only 11 years old. Today she is engaged to be married! She loved you so much, and it would have meant so much to both of us to have you here to share this with us. Miss you. Love you.
Leesa Irwin
December 24th, 2013
I'm thankful for every minute of every day we ever had together, and the solace of all the memories we made. Wish I could hear you clanking around in the kitchen, getting started on the meal ahead.
Leesa Irwin
November 28th, 2013
62 and almost five years gone.
Ate raviolis in your honor today (not Pastosa though), reminiscent of 3AM aromas wafting up the stairs, tickling my nose, moving my feet down to the kitchen table set for two.
Miss you more than words can say.
Mary Lyn Scalzo
June 2nd, 2013
Another birthday in heaven - we are celebrating your life down here on this special day! We will take out the "Uncle Sal" box and give the four kids each a present from you. I wonder what its going to be this year?? Miss you with all my heart.
Paula Sayage
June 2nd, 2013
Four years, nine months and three days.The loss of you is an ache I feel every day of my life. I miss you and love you, Sal.
Leesa Irwin
June 1st, 2013
A candle for Mom on our birthday. Hoping you are with her, remembering her 87th.
Miss you each and every day.
Mary Lyn Scalzo
May 18th, 2013
Another year over...a new one just begun. You're right - I'm catching up to you. Missed you Christmas Eve, Christmas day, yesterday, today, everyday. I'm just not the same without you, Sal.
Leesa Irwin
December 30th, 2012
I still can't understand why you're gone. Four years later and I miss you more every day. I love you Sal.
leesa irwin
October 6th, 2012
Watch over Leesa and Meg as they sail the ocean together today. Her first without you. I know your loving spirit is right there with her forever and always.
ginny Crist
September 22nd, 2012
Missing you more than words can say.

I pray that you continue to watch over all those who love you.
Mary Lyn Scalzo
August 31st, 2012
It's difficult to believe that four years have passed since you have gone. Four years of missing you . . .
paula sayage
August 30th, 2012
Could we start again, please?
Leesa Irwin
August 29th, 2012
May the light of your spirit continue to shine brightly for Leesa as she lives with you always beside her. We miss you. We love you.
ginny crist
August 29th, 2012
memories seep through my veins
leesa irwin
August 3rd, 2012
Happy Father's Day, Sal. I know how much your sons meant to you.
Leesa Irwin
June 17th, 2012
Celebrating you Sal; holding on to all the joys you brought to our lives.
Happy 61st.
Love, Mary Lyn
Mary Lyn Scalzo
June 2nd, 2012
Happy Birthday, bro! I know you're doing well wherever you are. Love you much, Doug
Doug Rose
June 1st, 2012
3 years, 9 months...can't live without you, so I'm living with you. In my memories, my heart, my thoughts, thus continuing to be in my life.
leesa irwin
May 30th, 2012
Wanting so much to believe that you were with Mom, celebrating her on her birthday.
Miss you.

Mary Lyn
Mary Lyn Scalzo
May 20th, 2012
Just wanted to say how much I love and miss you, but there are no words to describe those feelings. We are having weather that would delight you! For me, heaven would be having you here to enjoy it.
leesa irwin
February 23rd, 2012
Happy birthday to me - I'm catching up to you. My birthday wish, all my wishes, is that we will one day be with each other again.
Leesa Irwin
December 29th, 2011
Thinking of you this Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas in Heaven Sal! Hope Santa stops by to say hi after he is finished down here!! Miss you.
PAULA SAYAGE
December 25th, 2011
Remembering the Feast of the Seven Fishes you served to us on Christmas eve and the true love you shared with all of us. Thank you,Sal.
ginny crist
December 24th, 2011
Missing you,Sal.
Have been trying to make the
Serenity Prayer work...will
keep trying and not give up.
Ginny Crist
September 14th, 2011
I'm still here and you're still there, and not a day goes by without thinking of you, missing you, loving you.
leesa irwin
August 29th, 2011
1,095 days is a long time to be without you, my brother.
Miss you each and every day.
Love, Mary Lyn
Mary Lyn Scalzo
August 29th, 2011
GOD bless you Sal on your birthday and anniversay in heaven. Give MaryAnn a kiss for us. Wish you could have been on my cousin list to e-mail. Love you, Your Godfather Vinnie and Barbara
Vinnie and Barbara Militello
August 22nd, 2011
there aren't enough spoons in the world for me to make it, gracefuuly, through this month without you.
leesa irwin
August 20th, 2011
I still think of you always. My heart aches if I think about it too often too much, but I love you and miss you sal.
Emily Irwin
August 20th, 2011
Missed you all day, Sal. How can you be so "there" in my mind, in my heart, yet so "gone" physically? There's got to be a Heaven, because living on Earth without you is Hell. Wait for me.
Leesa Irwin
June 25th, 2011
Happy Birthday in Heaven, Sal. We had our celebration for your birthday tonight and sent you letters up to heaven on balloons. A quote from Nicky's letter "we had some good times together ... its getting lonely here without you." Love you, miss y
paula sayage
June 2nd, 2011
Celebrating your birth today - mixed with sadness because I can't call you on the phone and relay my good wishes; and gratitude for having had you in my life from the day I was born.
Happy 6-oh in heaven my brother. Love you and miss you every day.
Mary Lyn Scalzo
June 2nd, 2011
I was watering my flower pots on Sunday, I looked down and there was Cappy, fresh out of hibernation. His shell still looks a mess, but he is beautiful. I ran in the house to call you...sure wish there were phones from where you are to where I am.
leesa irwin
May 18th, 2011
You've been on my mind all day. I think of you always, remembering/laughing/crying all in the same breath. It's obvious you effect us all this way. So privileged and happy to have had you as part of my life; so saddened to not have you here still.
Mary Lyn Scalzo
April 6th, 2011
It's a beautiful Sunday - how I wish you were here! If I could have one minute with you, held in your hug, it would be the sweetest, saddest 60 seconds of my life.
leesa irwin
March 27th, 2011
i miss you so much, im laughing and crying at the same time as always. keep visiting us. love you.
paula dimango
March 12th, 2011
Good Morning Sal,
Please keep your sunshine bright over your Kid today and always. Everyone is missing you so.
ginny criat
February 10th, 2011
Somehow this site showed up on my computer today and reminded me I haven't thought of you for a short while. You know how I keep getting these reference points for my life in my head, and how so many of them include you. I'm still adrift at the los
Arnie Katz
February 7th, 2011
Sal, Hang especially close to her today...
she is strong with you by her side. Tell her one of your corny jokes and she will smile!
I love and miss you
ginny crist
February 1st, 2011
I know Leesa always feels you near,Sal,but please stay extra close these next several days. Help her stay strong. She will get through it with your spirit and love.
Ginny Crist
January 18th, 2011
Another year gone by missing/remembering you.
Do they feast in heaven? Are our Sicilian traditions honored? Did you have pignulatas(finally found the spelling/meaning behind them on the web, seven fishes? I hope smelts were not among them :)
Mary Lyn Scalzo
December 31st, 2010
Merry Christmas, Sal. You would have been so proud of Nicholas - he and Jen really outdid themselves with the feast of the seven fishes. I wish you were here. I miss and love you.
leesa irwin
December 25th, 2010
Sal, a beautiful woman named Kim Conca, just joined you all last night. Show her the ropes, okay?
leesa irwin
December 14th, 2010
Saleem & Nicky are preparing to receive communion. I co-teach with another woman & she asked them about their Godparents. They both said with a smile on their face "Uncle Sal is in heaven now, he watches over us from there". Keep guiding us Sal!
paula sayage
December 8th, 2010
Labor Day weekend 2 years later. I never thought I could go 2 years without being with you, and I still can't imagine how I'll get through today without you. I miss you constantly. I love you, Sal.
leesa irwin
September 5th, 2010
Two years have come and gone, but you remain forever in my heart.
Mary Lyn Scalzo
August 30th, 2010
Lighting a candle on this day with a prayer that the tears of our sorrow will wash our spirit and heal our broken hearts. Missing you and loving you, Sal.
ginny crist
August 29th, 2010
Oh God....How I miss you!
Leesa Irwin
August 21st, 2010
I'm remembering all the Sundays we shared, and missing you.
leesa irwin
August 1st, 2010
Happy Birthday Sal. We are all missing you and wishing we could share this day. Light up the sky tonight with many bright stars to honor your day. Please have one twinkle for your beloved Leesa.
ginny Crist
June 2nd, 2010
Happy Birthday in heaven Sal.
Know that you are never far from my heart ... missed, loved and remembered each and every day.
Mary Lyn Scalzo
June 2nd, 2010
Happy Birthday Sal! How I wish you were here to celebrate with us. Nick, Jenn and I will have some sushi tonight in your honor. I love you to infinity and beyond, and am missing you now and until we are together again.
Leesa Irwin
June 2nd, 2010
I miss you more today than all the days that have come before, and I'll always love you to infinity and beyond. Wish you were here with us now.
leesa irwin
May 16th, 2010
<3 love you uncle sal
paula scalzo
March 18th, 2010
One and a half years that seem like an eternity. I still find myself reaching for the phone at times, wanting to check in with you. Although out of sight, you are never out of mind.
Mary Lyn Scalzo
March 1st, 2010
There is no 29th of February. Today is February 28th and tomorrow is March 1st, so the day that would mark a year and a half since you were taken from us is somewhere in limbo. Perhaps fitting, as that is where some of us who love you seem to be. I
leesa irwin
February 28th, 2010
It's raining AGAIN! You'd be digging all this wet stuff we're getting this year, Sal. I've never seen such a wet winter - a reflection of the tears that are still shed for you.
Leesa Irwin
February 22nd, 2010
With you, Sal, every day was about love. Every day was a gift. Happy Valentine's Day.
leesa irwin
February 14th, 2010
Another New Year. Another New start. Another new tear, another new smile, as I am missing you. Wish there was a phone up to heaven for our Christmas and New Year's calls. I just know you are watching over us all, Sal!
paula sayage
January 12th, 2010
Was that your smile that created this morning's sunrise, Sal? It took my breath away.
Leesa Irwin
January 7th, 2010
I can't say happy new year, Sal, because 2010 is another year without you. As the new year begins, know I'm thinking of you and all the great times we shared in the years we were given. I love you.
Leesa Irwin
January 1st, 2010
Merry Christmas, Sal. Missing you, loving you, wishing you were here.
Leesa Irwin
December 25th, 2009
Your second Christmas in heaven. Continue to be our angel who loves and protects us just as you did here on earth.
Mary Lyn Scalzo
December 23rd, 2009
You are my first thought every morning, and my last thought every night. It's cold - I wish you were here to snuggle up to, to share your warmth. Still...thoughts of you warm my heart daily.
leesa irwin
November 16th, 2009
Our1st Halloween, I wanted to scare Sal - I dressed up as a bride. He dressed up as a housewife, in a ratty old bathrobe & slippers, with his hair in pink foam curlers. The kicker is he went to the salon to have his hair done! Miss you, Sal.
leesa irwin
October 31st, 2009
i'm trying, love, i really am. tonite i heard a song on the radio - "i will follow you into the dark". i can't come yet, sal, but please, please wait for me. when the time comes, i WILL follow you - into the dark, the light, anywhere & everywh
your "kid"
September 3rd, 2009
The feelings of missing you are still as strong as they were a yr.ago,Sal. I hope you know how much you are loved by all of your Earth family and friends.We need angel hugs.
Ginny Crist (leesa's mom)
August 29th, 2009
I can't believe it's been a year. I love you I miss you and your in my heart.
Emily Irwin
August 29th, 2009
Dear Uncle Sal, I love you and I miss you so much. My favorite time with Uncle sal was in the hottub, when the air would go under his shirt and make big bubbles. I would pop them and we would laugh. And thats all it. Love, Nicky
Nicky Sayage
August 29th, 2009
It's been a year, yet seems an eternity. You remain forever in my heart.
Mary Lyn Scalzo
August 28th, 2009
where are you, sal? this week is worse than all the ones that have come before. "could we start again, please"
leesa irwin
August 25th, 2009
Can it be that almost a year has passed since you have gone? Sometimes it feels like yesterday and sometimes it feels like forever. Looking forward to seeing you in my dreams!
paula SAYAGE
August 24th, 2009
I wish I had you to talk to these days. I miss you and love you
Emily Irwin
July 8th, 2009
I missed you singing happy birthday on my answering machine this year. I left a message singing happy birthday to you on the answering machine in heaven, be sure to check it. I love you and miss you. Happy Birthday!
nicole sayage
June 2nd, 2009
Happy Birthday,Sal
Forever and Always in our hearts.We love you.
Ginny Crist
June 2nd, 2009
happy birthday, sal. to infinity and beyond.
leesa irwin
June 2nd, 2009
Happy Birthday Uncle Sal I love you.
Paula Scalzo
June 2nd, 2009
I close my eyes and picture you here; I can hear your jokes and feel your embrace; everyday I miss you so.

Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal
Love leaves a memory that no one can steal - Anon

Happy birthday in heaven.
Mary Lyn Scalzo
June 1st, 2009
You can shead tears that Sal is gone, or you can smile because Sal has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that Sal will come back, or you can open your eyes and see all Sal has left us. But, oh how I miss him so! Happy Birthday In Heaven Sal!
paula sayage
June 1st, 2009
It's "yellow month", Sal. The desert you love is splashed with color. Can you see it?
leesa irwin
April 18th, 2009
I wish,I wish upon your star..please put your angel wings around us,we need one of your wonderful hugs.
ginny crist
April 17th, 2009
"We loved you.
"We love you.
"We will always love you.
"We will meet again."
(Kurt Vonnegut, my favorite author, and Sal's too according to my mom.)
Miss you Sal.
Megan Irwin
March 31st, 2009
"In one of the stars I shall be living...in one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars are laughing when you look at the sky at night." Spring is here, Sal, and I'm searching the stars, trying to laugh back with you.
Leesa Irwin
March 21st, 2009
Merry Christmas in Heaven. Hug Mom and Dad for me.
Mary Lyn Scalzo
December 21st, 2008
"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” - Pericles

I miss you each and every day my brother.
Mary Lyn Scalzo
October 13th, 2008
Just like I have always said. "If I ever grow up I wanna be just like Sal" See ya next time around my brother. Thanx for everything......
Patty Ayers
September 27th, 2008
My beloved uncle - an inspiration and a gentleman. These past few weeks have been so hard. I will miss you for the rest of my days, and I hope we see each other again. I'll bring the L&B, you bring the *everything else*
Ron Scalzo
September 13th, 2008
What we once enjoyed in life we can never lose. Those that we loved deeply become a part of us. Sal, you will forever be a part of me.
Paula Sayage
paula sayage
September 13th, 2008
forever in my heart i love you uncle sal
Paula Scalzo
September 12th, 2008
"Live in rooms full of light"
Melissa Favara
September 12th, 2008
You will always be the light that guides me.
Mary Lyn Scalzo
September 12th, 2008
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