Salvatore C. Milazzo, 91, of Athens died early Thursday morning, November 15, 2012 at his home.
Born July 21, 1921 in Manhattan, New York, he was the son of the late Salvatore & Mary Maneri Milazzo.
He attended school in Manhattan. He retired after 33 years from the U.S. Postal Service, where he was a fork lift operator at the General Post Office (GPO) in Manhattan. He also worked for a decade as a groundskeeper at the Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, NY.
He was a member of Christ the King University Parish in Athens and St. Francis Cabrini Parish in Brooklyn, as well as the American Legion in New York. He had been a resident of Athens since 2007.
A veteran of World War II (1942-45) obtaining the rank of Sergeant, he was a Radio Operator Mechanic in the U.S. Army Air Force, 434th Troop Carrier Group. He served in England and France as a senior operator for air-to-ground communications, sending out carrier waves for navigation identification and weather reports during airborne operations in the European Theater, including Operation OVERLORD, the Normandy invasion of June 1944.
Salvatore is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary Jane Cutuli Milazzo; his son and daughter-in-law, Paul Charles Milazzo and Laura Zoe Barter Milazzo of Athens; his grandchildren Samuel Joseph and Leo Francis Milazzo; a sister, Ann Milazzo Giacone and brother-in-law, Philip Giacone of Queens, NY; and a nephew, Peter Giacone, his wife Jacqueline Thoresz Giacone, and their daughter, Caroline Grace Giacone of Rockville Centre, NY.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Frank Milazzo.
A Vigil for the Deceased will be held Tuesday, November 20th at 6:00 pm in Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens, with Father Mark Moore officiating. Friends may call Tuesday between 4:00 and 6:00 pm at the funeral home. He will be buried in historic Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to Appalachian Community Hospice, 30 Herrald Avenue, Athens, Ohio 45701.
Please share a memory, a note of condolence, or sign the online register book at www.jagersfuneralhome.com.