Salvador Humberto Salazar passed away peacefully on May 24, 2023. He was born in Chiclayo, Peru on November 2nd, 1930. Salvador was the son of parents Humberto and Julia Salazar. He was the beloved husband of his predeceased wife Carlota Salazar, father of Robert, Jerry, and Edward, father-in-law to Rachel and Erin, grandfather of Nicholas, Logan, and Connor, brother of Isabel Vigil, Juan and Francisco Salazar. He is predeceased by his brothers, Hildebrando and Jorge and grandson Michael. He was also a generous and loving uncle to countless nieces, nephews and extended family, and a loyal friend to many whom he encountered.
After saving up to purchase a plane ticket and obtaining a passport, he made his way to the United States where he studied English and Accounting. It was here in the United States where he met his soon to be bride Carlota as she arrived in New York from Ecuador, and they embarked on a nearly 58-year adventure of matrimonial joy by becoming a loving husband, hardworking and caring father, and an affectionate grandfather while living in New York, New Jersey, and Florida. For many of the Salazar and Noboa family members coming to the United States, his home was their beacon as they found their bearings in this welcoming country.
Salvador sharpened and applied his accounting and business acumen in the New York real estate industry by working at prominent development firms such as Arlen Development and The Broadstone Group. He ended his 40+ year career working on development projects in Aventura, FL. During retirement, his business skills were called upon again as he volunteered his time and energy to manage the books of his local condominium association.
Salvador was passionate about his loyalty to the New York Mets. Baseball season was joyful as he enjoyed watching his Mets play, both at the ballpark and on TV. Every time he went out for errands, he never left home without his trusted Met hat. Sal also loved the racetrack. Whether it be Gulfstream, Belmont, or Aqueduct, one of his joys was spending an afternoon at the track – he reveled in the whole scene. He also enjoyed visiting casinos with wife and family. They just loved laughing and being together even if it meant getting home with a lighter wallet.
Our hearts are broken by the loss of this wonderful husband, father, grandfather, family member and friend. His steadfastness to duty represented the truest meaning of masculinity – to provide for his family. While he did not say much, I am reminded of what Pope Benedict XVI said about St. Joseph during the Angelus Prayer on December 18, 2005: “St Joseph's silence does not express an inner emptiness but, on the contrary, the fullness of the faith he bears in his heart, and which guides his every thought and action.” Salvador leaves a legacy of love and faith which are manifested by his thoughts and actions. We kindly ask for your prayers for Salvador that he may truly Rest in Peace as we commend his soul to the mercy of God.
Visitation, Wednesday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at T.M. Ralph Funeral Home. A rosary service will be held at 5:00PM
Funeral Mass, Thursday, 10:30 AM at All Saints Catholic Church
Entombment will follow at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery.