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|John P Salamone
Date of Birth: January 25, 1964
Position: Preferred Stock, Floor 104
You could not help but fall in love with his smirk. John Patrick Salamone was a man of life. He was the king of sarcastic wit, and the lover of a great practical joke. In a room full of anger or sorrow, John could find the right words to bring a smile to the most somber of moods. John’s spirit, John’s life was all in his smile.
John loved his children, me, his family, golf, soccer and sports. And not necessarily always in that order. He was a fierce competitor, from his Little League days to the end. We that knew John well know that while he might not have escaped the terror of September 11, he certainly died trying. He excelled at Soccer and has recently been named to his alma mater, Oglethorpe University’s, Hall of Fame. He shot his first hole in one this summer and I am sure he is still cheering for the Steelers.
While John loved sports, Alexander, Aidan and Anna were his life. Happiness in a child’s eyes could be defined at dinnertime with the simple phrase “Daddy’s Home!” He coached little league and soccer, he was the greatest Dad at the pool or at the park. He waited his whole life for our children to be as old as they are right now; he waited to teach them to ride their bikes, to swing a bat, to jump off the diving board, to roller skate, and to ice skate. His eyes filled with pride any time he gazed upon our children, and he stroked their hair as they slept
John received his Bachelors of Business Administration from Oglethorpe University, but will be remembered more for his legacy with “The Poor Boys.” He received his MBA from Fordham, but his colleagues will most remember his sense of humor. He was husband, father, son, brother and friend. We will all remember Budweiser, towel shots, wiffleball, the weight loss contest, card games, Yankee games and good dinners. We will most remember his life and his spirit.
I will close my eyes and forever feel your love and your smile. And I will forever watch you dance as Prince Charming to our Anna’s Cinderella.
“Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet Prince. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”