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John A. Salvatore, 89, Longtime Elmwood Park Resident

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. -- John A. Salvatore -- a 50-year Elmwood Park resident, formerly of Fair Lawn -- died on Jan. 13. He was 89.

Salvatore served in Army during the Korean War, and he was a photographer. Before he retired in 1992, at the age of 65, he was a motion picture lab technician for Technicolor Laboratories in New York City. He screened and approved prints for the motion picture and television industry.

When he was younger, he enjoyed softball and bowling. "He was a lifelong Yankee fan, as well as a movie and history enthusiast," information from the funeral home noted. "But most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially spending time at the shore with his grandchildren."

Salvatore is survived by his children, Karen Sherman and her husband George, John Salvatore and his wife Nancy, Lorraine Thornton and her husband Brian, and Gina Bajakian and her husband Victor, and grandchildren Anthony, Melissa, John, Michael, Robert, Jessica and Daniel.

He was predeceased by his wife, Inez (Palomba) Salvatore.

A funeral services was held on Tuesday morning at the Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, in Franklin Lakes, followed by a mass at St. Anne's Church, in Fair Lawn. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, in North Arlington.

Memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, by clicking here, or by mail to P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950, using this form.

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