Salerno, Brian J.
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Brian J. Salerno,78, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 15, 2013 surrounded by his family. A resident of Greenwich since 1972, he was born on January 20,1935 in New York, to Anthony and Katherine Ryan Salerno. Raised in New Rochelle, New York, he was a graduate of New Rochelle High School, Class of 1953. He attended and graduated from Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia where he was president of Sigma Phi Epsilon. He also served in The US Navy Reserves.
He married the late Nanci Mungan on February 3, 1960 in New Rochelle, New York. They settled in Westchester County and Brian embarked on a very long successful career on Wall Street before settling in Greenwich, CT in 1972. He started at the firm Hayden Stone and moved to E.F. Hutton where he became Senior Vice President of Block Trading throughout the 1970's and 1980's. Following his departure he worked for UBS until his retirement in the mid 1990's. An avid reader, he loved a good book at the beach or by the pool. He loved old western movies, country music and was a collector of southwestern art.
He was predeceased by his parents and his former wife Nanci and also his brother, Robert M. Salerno. He is survived by his three sons, Brian J Salerno, Jr; Jon T Salerno; and Gregory A Salerno, all of Greenwich CT. He is also survived by his loyal and loving 15 year old yellow lab, Dillon, who was regarded as his "4th and favorite" son because he never talked back or asked to borrow money and undoubtedly the apple of his eye! He also leaves behind his sister Katherine C Schedlbauer of Springfield, Missouri and many nieces and nephews.
The Salerno family wants to thank Dr. Walsh and Dr. Brunetti and their staff for their help and support during his illness. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to GBS/CIDP Foundation International at www.gbs-cidp.org. A funeral mass will be held Thursday July 25, 2013, at 11:00 am at St.Michael the Archangel Parish, 469 North Street, Greenwich CT, 06830. Burial will be private.
Published in GreenwichTime on July 22, 2013