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Sal R. Cornacchio


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Sal R. Cornacchio

Toms River - Sal Cornacchio, (aka Robert Corey) of Toms River passed away on September 10, 2018.

He was born in Newark, N.J. on August 16, 1927 and lived in Spotswood, N.J. for 36 years before moving to Toms River in 1988. After graduating from West Side High School in Newark in 1945, he enlisted in the US Navy. Upon his discharge he enrolled at Seton Hall College. In 1949 he married Dorothy Stransky and was happily married until her passing in 2003.

In 1950, while attending evening classes, he joined the CW Krieg Company as an inside sales rep. After four years he was sent into the field as a technical sales rep.

In 1959, he was promoted to sales manager and in 1964 he purchased the company and became the president and general manager. He built a successful company over the next 24 years until eventually selling it and retiring in 1988.

During his residence in Spotswood, he was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church. He was a lector and served as president of the Parish Counsel. Sal was also a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council #4907 and a 4th degree knight.

During his business career he was a member of The American Welding Society and served as the Chairman of the New Jersey Section. He was also Vice President of the National Welding Supply Association. He served as president of both the Newark and Maplewood Lions Clubs. He also served as Vice President of the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce.

In 1988 Sal and his wife Dorothy moved to Greenbriar Woodlands in Toms River. He was a member of the Leisure Board of Directors and served on many committees. He was also a member of American Legion Post #129. He was a very active member and trustee of Saint Luke's Roman Catholic Church, and a dedicated Eucharistic Minister and Lector.

Surviving are his son Corey, wife Sabrina and granddaughter Brielle, all residing in North Carolina. Also surviving is his daughter Stacy Megna of East Millstone, and son Jeff of North Brunswick, twin sister Rose Bongo and husband Michael of Easton, Pa., and nephew Richard and wife Marie of Toms River.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Silverton Memorial Funeral Home on Church Road on Monday, September 17, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. On Tuesday the 18th, final viewing will be 9:30 a.m. at St Luke's Church, followed by a mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. After the mass, Sal will be laid to rest alongside his wife Dorothy at Holy Cross Burial Park, Cranbury South River Road, Monroe Township. www.silvertonmemorial.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press & Home News Tribune on Sept. 13, 2018
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