Salvatore Maida

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    - Pete Toigo
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Maida, Salvatore GLOVERSVILLE Mr. Salvatore Maida, 77, of Glovers-ville, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2010 following a long illness. Born August 12, 1932 in New York City, he was the son of the late Ignatius "Ned" and Belle Mongato Maida. Mr. Maida was educated in Glovers-ville schools and attended the Julliard School of Music in New York City. He subsequently attended Potsdam State University and was a graduate of the Crane School of Music. After teaching music for a short time, he realized playing jazz was his true passion. Sal was a professional jazz pianist all his life. He has played along with Nick Brignola, Ed Wool and the Al Santora group in the capitol district. Sal especially enjoyed playing at the Sagamore, Saratoga Prime and Prime in Albany. Entertaining so many for so long, his talent and music will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Sal is survived by a stepsister, Joan Gifford of Gloversville; two uncles, Jack Mongato of Boynton Beach, Fla. and Anthony Vezzi of Gloversville; and an aunt, Martha Mongato of Caroga Lake. He is also survived by several dear cousins he shared so much with. Mr. Maida was predeceased by numerous other aunts and uncles. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 149 S. Main St., Gloversville. The Very Reverend Donald Czelusniak, pastor, will be the celebrant. The family will receive friends on Monday, June 14 from 6-8 p.m. at Kobuskie-Konik Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St. Glovers-ville. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to Mtn. Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave., Gloversville, NY 12078. Please visit the family online guest book at
Published in Albany Times Union on June 13, 2010