Stephen Ross Salerno
Reno - Born August 1, 1948 in Sacramento, CQ, Steve died peacefully December 27, 2020 at Renown Hospital.
He attended Robert H. Mitchell Elementary School in Sparks, E. Otis Vaughn Jr. High in Reno, and Earl Wooster High School in Reno, graduating in 1966.
Steve served in the United States Marine Corps from 1967 to 1973, achieving the rank of Sergeant. He remained a proud Marine for his entire life.
Known as "Big Sal", he was involved in numerous athletics and supported Notre Dame football, Dallas Cowboys and the New York Yankees. He was employed by Valley Concrete and was a well know bartender at various sports bars in Reno and Sparks.
He was predeceased by his parents, Geno Salerno and Julia Quilici Salerno, brother George Salerno and niece Elizabeth Salerno. He is survived by brothers, Larry (Louisa), Gene, Phillip, Bob (Diane), Jon (Sandi) and Tony, as well as sisters Daria Clark (Bill) and Juligene Scarnatti (Jim), uncle and aunt Bob and Carolyn Quilici and numerous nephews, nieces and friends.
A private graveside service was held for family on January 8, 2021 at Mt. View Cemetery.