Paul R. Salamida, 72, of Lady Lake, Florida (formerly of Endicott, NY), went to be with his loving protector and constant helper, our Lord Jesus Christ on April 19, 2015. He was predeceased by his mother, Marie A. (DiPaolo) Salamida and his father Marino A. Salamida. He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Paula (Mangino) Salamida, daughter Catherine Salamida, son Joseph (Jami) Salamida, brother Dominic (Coni) Salamida, and sister Marietta Salamida. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law Vicki (Rick) Mancini, brother and sisters-in-law Michael (Sue) Mangino and Tom (Maria) Mangino, sister-in-law Carol Mangino, grandchildren Nadine, Raina, Karah, Isabella, and Joseph Paul, great-grandchildren Bella Kay and Rilley, 52 nieces and nephews, and several dear cousins. He also treasured many life-long friends, and his new friends in Florida. Paul was a 1961 graduate of Union-Endicott High School, and a graduate of SUNY Binghamton. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he was a communications officer stationed at the White House and at Camp David. He was a Financial Analyst and Project Manager at IBM and Lockheed Martin for 45 years before retiring in 2010. In the past, Paul was a member of the Duca Degli Abruzzi Sons of Italy Lodge in Endicott, NY, and held the post of Sons of Italy NY state treasurer. Paul enjoyed playing golf, and played many rounds of golf with his friends and family in New York and Florida. Paul will be remembered for his quick wit, and the ability to tell a story and make you laugh. He was gifted with a joyful and adventurous spirit. He loved entertaining his family and friends around his table. Paul was a “father” to many, always ready with love and advice.
Funeral Services will be held Monday 9:30 am from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church at 10 am. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home Sunday from 1-4 pm. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Date: Monday, April 27, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
St. Anthony of Padua Church
Address:306 Odell Avenue, Endicott, NY, 13760