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May 8, 1953 - November 9, 2019
Vincent Salerno, Jr., age 66, an Old Forge native, passed away Saturday afternoon at Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore, after suffering from heart disease.
Born in Taylor on May 8, 1953, and raised in Old Forge, Vince was the son of the late Vincent Salerno, Sr., and Agnes Kalson Salerno Pace. After attending Riverside High School, he would eventually work for the Dupont De Nemours Powder Mill, later purchased by Goex, for twenty years. Prior to his illness, he worked for the R.J. Walker Co.
Vince was a collector of all things, including guns, knives and swords. He loved his Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, often seen on it cruising through town. He loved pirates, mythology and was a viking at heart. His love for country and patriotism were second to none, and he was a longtime member of the “13’s Truckers.”
Everyone knew Vince. Personable, engaging and an amazing story teller, he’ll never be forgotten. Above all else came his family and they’ll be heartbroken without him.
He is survived by his children, Jill Salerno and Vincent (Jason) Salerno and fiance Karen Mercado, all of Scranton, and Christina Salerno and boyfriend Steve Marcin of Old Forge; a beloved grandson, Anthony; siblings, Amy Lawless and husband Paul of Old Forge, Daniel Salerno and wife Wendy of Taylor, Kevin Salerno and wife Alcione of Scranton, Christopher Salerno and wife Christine of Taylor and Stephen Salerno and wife Sheila of Old Forge; a sister-in-law, Lisa Salerno of Clarks Summit; and many nieces and nephews.
Vince was also preceded in death by his brother, Eric Salerno; and his step father, Joseph Pace.
His family wishes to thank both the staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart, whose collective care throughout his stay will always be appreciated, and especially to Vince’s doctor, caregiver and, above all, friend, Michael Kondash.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Friday at 10:00AM at St. Mary of the Assumption, Prince of Peace Parish, West Grace Street in Old Forge, to be celebrated by Rev. August A. Ricciardi, Pastor. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery in Old Forge.
Those attending the service are asked to go directly to church. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday between 4-7:00PM at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.