Salvatore Liguori Ph.D.
AGE: 71 • North Brunswick
Salvatore Liguori, Ph.D., died Friday, August 9, 2013, at his home in North Brunswick. He was 71. He was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, where he graduated from Fordham University in 1960.
He earned a Masters Degree from Long Island University in 1965. He served in the United States Army, stationed in Belmont, Texas, from 1966 to 1968. He then earned his Ph.D. in pharmacy administration from Purdue University
in 1972. Dr. Liguori moved to North Brunswick in 1972 and worked as a professor at Rutgers University's College of Pharmacy for 11 years. Most recently, he was Vice President of Marketing and Government Relations at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick for 18 years before retiring in 2001.
Dr. Liguori was a North Brunswick Township Councilman from 1981 to 1997, winning election to six terms, serving as the township's first Council President in 1984, and acting as the Council liaison to the Planning and Zoning Boards. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Peace R.C. Church in North Brunswick and was a Charter Member of the Knights of Columbus Council #11378 in North Brunswick. He was also a longtime lector at St. Mary of Mt. Virgin R.C. Church in New Brunswick. He was a trustee of the North Brunswick Italian American Social Club, where he was instrumental in the formation of the Club's annual Carnevale Italiano. He was honored as Grand Marshal of the Club's Columbus Day festivities in 1997, and was also honored as Man of the Year by the Marconi Foundation in 1998. He enjoyed spending time with his family, exploring new restaurants, listening to doo-wop music, and taking long drives in the car. He was a loving husband, father, and friend who was always willing to help others in any way possible.
He was predeceased by his parents Raffaele and Maria Vittoria (D'Agostino) Liguori and his brother Gennaro Liguori. Surviving are his wife Nancy (Mannino) Liguori; two sons and their wives - Richard and Monique Liguori of North Brunswick and John and Catherine Liguori of Summit; two daughters and their husbands - Marissa and Seth Vatsky of Scottsdale, Arizona and Kristin and Matthew Gristina of East Brunswick; and eight grandchildren - Matthew, Andrew, and Nathaniel Liguori; Alessandra and Christina Liguori; and Michael, Jillian and Kaitlyn Gristina.
Visitation will be Monday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at Selover Funeral Home, 555 Georges Road North Brunswick. A Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday at Our Lady of Peace Church, 1740 Route 130 North, North Brunswick. Entombment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park in North Brunswick. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (www.michaeljfox.org
), Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777.