2013-05-10 / Milestones

“Sam”Berardino at 90


Rockaway’s “Sam” Berardino on the boardwalk, one of his favorite places, on Palm Sunday, April 15th, 2001. He celebrates his 90th birthday on May 11th. Rockaway’s “Sam” Berardino on the boardwalk, one of his favorite places, on Palm Sunday, April 15th, 2001. He celebrates his 90th birthday on May 11th. Longtime Rockaway resident Sabino “Sam” J. Berardino celebrates his 90th birthday on Saturday, May 11th.

Rockaway to his roots, he was born in Arverne on Beach 72nd Street. He went to PS 114 in Belle Harbor and Far Rockaway High School.

In 1942 he enlisted in the United States Army. Later he graduated from Fordham University’s business school and then went on to law school at Georgetown University.

Berardino married, raised two children and now lives on the Upper East Side, where he is constantly visited by his five granddaughters.

Granddaughter Jackie Lebowitz says he will be surprised and very pleased to see himself when he opens his subscription copy of The Wave.

“Rockaway was such a big part of his life,” she says, “and still is!”

Many happy returns, Sam.

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