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Jack Joseph Salerno

January 14, 1935 — January 22, 2024

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Jack Joseph Salerno, a beloved figure in the food industry who spent over 50 years as an entrepreneur, has passed away at the age of 89. He leaves behind a legacy defined by his remarkable career, his devotion to family, and his love for creating delightful culinary experiences.

Born on January 14, 1935, in East New York, NY, Jack had a passion for food that began at a young age. He pursued his dream with determination and became an accomplished entrepreneur, owning several successful locations in both New York and Florida. Jack's expertise in the food business was unparalleled, and he took great pride in providing delicious meals and unforgettable dining experiences to countless patrons.

Beyond his professional achievements, Jack's true joy came from spending time with his family. Holidays were particularly special to him, as they allowed him to gather everyone together and create cherished memories. His incredible culinary skills shone brightest during these festive occasions, where he would showcase his talent by preparing a mouthwatering brisket that became the stuff of legends.

Described as a man of few words but overflowing with love, Jack had a great sense of humor that endeared him to all who knew him. His family held a special place in his heart, and he showered them with affection and laughter throughout his life.

In addition to his successful career and loving personality, Jack also served his country honorably as a veteran of the United States Army. His commitment to serving others extended beyond the military; he had a genuine concern for those around him and embraced opportunities to lend a helping hand whenever possible.

Outside of work and family life, Jack found solace in simple pleasures. He enjoyed reading newspapers to stay informed about current events and always indulged in exploring new culinary experiences by dining out at various restaurants.

On January 22, 2024, Jack peacefully passed away in Sunrise, FL. His departure leaves behind an irreplaceable void in the hearts of his family and friends, who will forever cherish the memories they created together. He is survived by his loving wife, Maxine, their children Staci (John) Montefusco and Todd (Nicole) Salerno, as well as his adoring grandchildren Jordan and Sofia Montefusco, Connor and Ava Salerno.

To honor the life of Jack Joseph Salerno, a memorial gathering will be held on January 31, 2024, at the T.M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home in Plantation, FL. Beginning at 11:00 AM, friends and family will have an opportunity to share cherished memories and offer their condolences. A memorial service will follow at 12:00 PM to celebrate the remarkable life journey of Jack.

Jack's proudest accomplishments included seeing his children make him proud with their successes and happiness.  Additionally, his enduring marriage of over 50 years brought him immense joy and served as a testament to his dedication and commitment.

As we bid farewell to Jack Joseph Salerno, we remember him not only for his culinary prowess but also for the love he shared with family, the humor that brightened our lives, and the warm memories he bestowed upon us all. May his legacy live on through our reminiscences of joyful celebrations around dinner tables and may he rest in eternal peace.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Gathering

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

T. M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home

7001 NW 4th St, Plantation, FL 33317

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

T. M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home

7001 NW 4th St, Plantation, FL 33317

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