Sal Marconi, a longtime Rockaway resident, died April 29.
Marconi was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1922 and served as a paratrooper in the south Pacific region during World War II, credited with 14 jumps at New Guinea, Luzon, Manila, Okinawa and Leyte. He worked as a new car dealer in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn and became Director if the Automobile Dealers Association in 1968. He also served as president of the Kiwanis Club and president of the Chamber of Commerce. Marconi was a commodore of the Belle Harbor Yacht Club, served on the board of Wheatley Hills Golf Club and on the executive board of the Guardian Angel Home. Lastly he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Williston Park, New York.
Marconi is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dolly; children, Laura (Dale) Laderach, Peter (Elizabeth), Bart (Kathleen) and Chris (Ruth); grandchildren, Alison Culver, Todd Laderach, Gregory, Kathryn, Ann, Carolyn, Michael, Annemarie and John; greatgrandchildren, Nicholas and Madison Culver; and sister, Nancy DeMatteis.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Weigand Bros., Williston Park, New York. Visitation will take place Sunday, May 2 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A funeral will take place on Monday, May 3 at 9:45 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, Mineola, New York. Interment remained private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Calvary Fund, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, New York 10461.