Salvatore Rinaldi
1938 - 2019
BORN
1938
DIED
2019
FUNERAL HOME
Duggan's Funeral Service
3434 17th Street
San Francisco, CA
Salvatore Rinaldi

November 18, 1938 - February 26, 2019

Our beloved Sal died peacefully on February 26th in San Francisco after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
A proud native of Verbicaro, Calabria, Italy, Sal was the son of Ciriaco and Teresa (Torrano) Rinaldi and the youngest of six children. He eventually immigrated to America in 1960 to reunite with his bride, Rose, and start a new and promising life in San Francisco. It was then that he began to master his craft of tailoring in businesses such as Smith's Clothing, Abercrombie and Fitch, Bullock and Jones, Giorgio Armani, Neiman Marcus and Young Man's Fancy. He loved going to his summer home in Sonoma to grow fruits, vegetables, and harvest grapes. He prided himself on the delicious wine he created and shared. Sal felt blessed with the memories he shared with his family and friends while enjoying the summer heat and barbeques. He and Rose loved to travel, visiting many parts of our country and many abroad. He especially loved his home in beautiful Scalea, Calabria, Italy; going to there often. Sal followed his beloved 49ers from Candlestick to Levi's Stadium as an usher for 30 years. Working in and out of the stadium he was an extremely kind and a light-hearted man who developed many friendships. His life touched so many people and he was always a shining light in whatever room he entered. Sal possessed great charm and a genuine personality that made all those he met smile. His passion for living life to the fullest was always visible. Sal was extremely passionate about his family.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Rose. His greatest legacy is his children: Maria Theresa (John), Ciriaco (Marie) and Stefania (Marc) and his pride and joy were his 9 grandchildren: Monica (Nick) and John IV (Maria Theresa's children), Jessica (Ryan), Michael, Anthony (Our Angel) and Juliana (Ciriaco's children), and Gabriella, Dominic, Vincenzo (Stefania's children). Ti amo sempre Sal, Dad, Papa Sal, and Nonno Sal.
Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, March 3rd, 3:00 pm at St. Phillips Catholic Church, 725 Diamond Street in San Francisco and are invited to attend the reciting of the Rosary at 4:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 4th at 10:00 am at St. Phillips Church with internment to follow at the Italian Cemetery in Colma. In lieu of flowers charitable donations may be made in Sal's memory to the Coming Home Hospice in San Francisco, or to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, and are preferred.



Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Mar. 1 to Mar. 2, 2019.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Mar
3
Visitation
3:00p.m.
St. Phillips Catholic Church
725 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA
Mar
3
Rosary
4:00p.m.
St. Philip the Apostle Church
725 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA
Mar
4
Funeral Mass
10:00a.m.
St. Philip the Apostle Church
725 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA
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Our sincere condolences to the family. May you find comfort in knowing that God collects our tears and is close to the brokenhearted ready to comfort us in our moment of need. - Psalm 56:8
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March 7, 2019
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March 5, 2019
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Dear Rose and Family: Our hearts were broken when Charlie came and told us of Sal's passing. We will miss our moments as neighbors sharing our stories and seeing the gleam in his eyes as he recounted the joys of his family, his gardening, his travels and his homes in many places. Our prayers and condolences accompany you today and always- Tony and Jean Ramirez.
March 3, 2019
We love you Sal!

You touched many, many lives in a wonderfully genuine and warm way, including all those in our familia! You beautiful wife, Rose,three children and many grand children are an amazing legacy to your strong character and uniquely engaging charm.

Love, the La Mariana Familia
March 3, 2019
Maria Vincent
March 2, 2019
Our heartfelt condolences. He was truly a man beyond words.

I'm sure my Dad has a glass of wine waiting for him at his table!

Ripose in Pace.

Maria DiDonato and family
Maria DiDonato
March 1, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dianne Nowak
Friend
March 1, 2019
Dianne Nowak
March 1, 2019
Dad,
Words can't express the loss I feel. My heart is heavy and there is now a void. I truly believe you fought a valiant battle. It was too much for a mere human to endure. Your light-hearted attitude and your unconditional kindness is what I will remember the most. What you could do with a needle and thread defines you as a master of the art of tailoring. Don't worry we all will keep your legacy alive and assist mom in any and every way.
Tio amo sempre Dad! Maria Theresa Vincent
Maria Vincent
March 1, 2019
Rest in peace papa Sal love you very much,miss you every moment.

M
M Girish
March 1, 2019
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