April 19, 1960 ~ August 22, 2006
SALVATORE LOUIS GIOVATI
Sal died peacefully in his home on August 22, 2006, at the age of 90, two days before what would have been the 65th anniversary of his marriage to his wife, Maria. Sal was born on April 19th, 1916, to Sicilian immigrants, Ludovico and Maria, in Brooklyn, New York. He served in the U.S. Army from 1939-45. Prior to World War II, he was stationed at Fort Kamehameha in Hawaii, and later served in Europe from 1944-45, seeing various actions including the Battle of the Bulge. But his most fortuitous posting during the war was in Manhattan Beach, California, where he returned to live in 1950 and stayed until his death. Sal was best known as a Manhattan Beach mailman from 1955-78, during which time he also worked at Mac's Liquor in Manhattan Beach. Between the two jobs, he seemed to know, and to be liked by, everyone in town.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria, brothers, John, Frank, and Anthony, and sisters, Lily, Jenny, and Fanny. He is survived by his sisters, Josephine and Grace, daughter, Teresa (Bruce Archer), sons, John (Isabel), and Robert (Elizabeth), and grandchildren, John, Nicholas, Matthew, Daniel, and Stephen (John), and Kristen and Zachary (Robert). Services will be held at American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, September 2, at 11:00 a.m., at which time his family will celebrate his reunion with his wife, Maria, which was his anticipation and comfort in his final weeks.
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