Salvatore G. Meloni, 72, of South River died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at home.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he lived in New Brunswick before moving to South River 47 years ago. Mr. Meloni retired in 1996 after 45 years with E.R. Squibb and Son, now Bristol-Myers Squibb in Lawrenceville. For the past 10 years he has been the co-owner, along with his daughter, of the Lisiecki Memorial Home in Trenton. He was a mediator with the NJ Judiciary Municipal Courts Mediation Program. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, where he served as a radioman 2nd class aboard the USS Rich 820 from 1951-1955. Sal was a proud member of the USS Rich Association and the Tin Can Sailors. He was a member of American Legion Post 214 in South River, a past president and member of the South River Lions Club, 16-D Lions Eye and Ear Foundation, the South River Fire Department Exempt Firemen's Association, a life member of the Central Jersey Football Officials Association-Raritan Chapter, and the E.R. Squibb Quarter Century Club. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Victory R.C. Church in Sayreville.

Son of the late John B. and Stella DaVella Meloni and brother of the late Anthony Meloni, he is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marilyn Holt Meloni; his daughter, Marilyn S. "Lynn" Meloni of Trenton; a nephew and his wife, Andreas H. and Cathy Miller of South River, and a grandniece and grandnephew, Kelly F. Miller and Craig A. Miller, both of South River.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 9:45 a.m. at Maliszewski Funeral Home, 218 Whitehead Ave., South River, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory R.C. Church, Main St., Sayreville. Interment with military honors will follow at Washington Monumental Cemetery, South River. Calling hours will be 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday at Lisiecki Memorial Home, 1028 N. Olden Ave., Trenton, and from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday at Maliszewski Funeral Home, 218 Whitehead Ave., South River. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Sal's name be made to either the 16-D Lions Eye and Ear Foundation, c/o Jeanette Ventura, 12 David Drive, Edison, NJ 08820 or to the South River Rescue Squad, 6 Thomas St., South River, NJ 08882. Arrangements are under the direction of Lisiecki Memorial Home, Trenton.

Published in the Home News Tribune 11/23/04


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