Salvatore A. Graci
Salvatore A. Graci of Dunmore died Saturday at the VNA Hospice at Community Medical Center, Scranton.

Born in Dunmore, son of the late Salvatore and Rena Simonetti Graci, he was a graduate of Dunmore High School and a graduate of Kings College. He received his master's degree in music education from the University of Scranton and before retirement, he was employed by the Dunmore School District as a music teacher and as the supervisor of the music department. He and his late brother, Anthony, formed a band called the Graci Brothers Band, which performed for many years throughout the area, especially in the Pocono region at several resorts. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Surviving are three sons, Jason, South Orange, N.J.; Marc and wife, Miho, California; and Chris, Washington, D.C.; a sister, Bessie Pisa and husband, Carlo, Dunmore; several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Anthony.

Private services were held at the convenience of the family. Entombment, St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow.

Arrangements by the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc. To leave an online condolence, visit www.
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Published by Scranton Times on Aug. 17, 2011.
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To the Graci family:

May it comfort you to know that mr. Graci was one o the best teachers ever at DHS..a patient and gentle man..who is now in eternity with the greatest chorus-- all the angels in heaven...
My deepest sympathy
Maryellen Marciano Ball
August 22, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the family. Sal was the "best" music teacher and friend ever! He was always kind to everyone and had a great sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Beverly Jason Francis
August 18, 2011
So very sad to hear of the passing of Sal Graci. Truly a kind and very patient person with his students. Many great memories being part of his music program at Dunmore.
Prayers for his family.
Sue Butler
August 18, 2011
SG, I still play today because of your love of music.. and pushing me to strive for a better me...only your students truly know....I'll miss ya man.....
Robert Durkin
August 18, 2011
Sal was not only a phenomenal instructor, but perhaps unbeknown to him, was the common thread that allowed a tapestry of friendships and bonds to grow across multiple grade and age levels that continues to this very day. He was always for the student, and made the student feel to be an important part of the band/orchestra. He showed his appreciation back in the day with the band banquets, Rocky Glen field trips, and what appeared to be at the time his biggest thrill, playing at the Phillies game in '76. Always seemed to have a smile on his face. May his soul be at peace with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
James Caswell
August 17, 2011
Chris and Family,

I was very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I will be praying for the Graci family.

Bill Gaughan
August 17, 2011
I attended grade school with Sal at St. Anthony's. I then worked with Sal as a music teacher at Dunmore High School shortly after college graduation. His kindness, smile and sense of humor were constant. I had the pleasure of seeing him earlier this year in Las Vegas where we talked about old times. My deepest sympathy to his family.
Peggy Ann Occhipinti
August 17, 2011
Sal taught me music theory which has benefited me to this day. Being part of the Dunmore High School band, chorus and in more recent years, the DHS Music Boosters, Sal was always there to influence me. He was a mentor and friend. My deepest sympathy to the Graci family.
Lisa "Farrar" Ferrario Malos
August 17, 2011
With deepest sympathy
RoseMarie Guard
August 17, 2011
I knew Sal as a music teacher when I was a student. I also had the privilege of working with him for several years. He was a kind man with a great love for music. I will never forget our coffee clatch at the elementary center.
Mary Jane Cerminaro
August 17, 2011
Very sorry sorry to hear about Sal's passing he did a fabulous job with our students at Dunmore,our condolences to the Graci and the Pisa families.

Joe Muracco and Family
August 17, 2011
Angela Alu
August 17, 2011