Born on March 31, 1923, in Phillipsburg, NJ,he was the son of the late Louis Napoli and Mary Fatta Napoli. He was also predeceased by his wife, the late Norma A. Veschi Napoli, who passed in 2018. They had been married for 70 years at the time of her passing.
Mr. Napoli served in the US Army during World War 2 in Europe, notably the Normandy invasion and the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Bronze Star for his bravery. He was employed at Taylor-Wharton in Palmer Township as a pattern maker.
Salvatore was a 1942 graduate of St. Philip & St. James High School where he served as class president and was a standout running back on the football team and played baseball as well. He was a lifelong member of St. Philip & St. James Catholic Church serving as an usher and assisting with bingo. He loved vegetable gardening, carpentry, and traveling.
Survivors are his children; Louis Napoli of Bath, PA, Donna Napoli of King of Prussia, PA, Wayne Napoli and wife Robin, of Williams Township, PA, Michelle Bullock and husband Edward, of Phillipsburg, N.J., and Lawrence Napoli and wife Teresa, of Palmer Township. Grandchildren are Dustin, Kristopher, Erin, Scott, Mark, Tony, Greg, Alison and her fiancé Ian, Mario, Angelo, and Nicoletta, as well as great grandchildren, Esme, Theo, Richard, Tyler, Kayla, Kayedance, Cayden, Abrianna, Maddie, and Lukas. Mr. Napoli is also survived by brother, Christian Napoli of Richmond, VA, and sister, Lucy Haney of Phillipsburg. In addition to his wife and parents Mr. Napoli was predeceased by a brother, Alphonso Napoli, and sisters, Matilda Viscomi, Frances Todaro, and Mary Napoli.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2018, from 4:00-6:00pm at the Finegan Funeral Home at 302 Heckman Street in Phillipsburg. Funeral services will then be on Thursday, beginning at the funeral home at 9:00am followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Philip & St. James Catholic Church, 430 So. Main Street in Phillipsburg at 10:00am. The entombment will be at the Holy Apostles Mausoleum in Greenwich Township, N.J.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Easton Home, 1022 Northampton Street, Easton, PA 18042.