Sal S. Vella
March 22, 1954 – June 6, 2018
Sal S. Vella, 64, of Scotch Plains, formerly of Westfield, passed away on Wednesday, June 6th with his daughters by his side. Sal was a lifelong resident of Westfield and Scotch Plains, and graduated from Westfield High School in 1973.
Sal was a hardworking man who worked for over 40 years in the disposal business. He was a devoted family man who enjoyed tinkering in his garden, playing softball for many years with the Sacks Pac, bowling, hanging out at ShopRite, and striking up conversation with just about anyone he would meet. He loved cooking Sunday dinners for his family. His vibrant and boisterous personality lit up any room he entered.
Sal is survived by his three beloved daughters, Shanna Dooley and her husband Michael, Brittany, and Alexa; his loving siblings, brother Rick Vella, his nephews Ryan and son Tyler; twin sister Lorraine Zeiss and husband Bob, sister Maryann Leporino and husband Vinny; his nieces Courtney Michaels and husband Matt and daughter Olivia, and Jordan; his fiancé Lisa Vuono and her children Louis, Luke and Leanna, and his many friends. He was predeceased by his nephew Richard D’Amico and his parents.
Services for Sal will be held on Friday, June 15th at 10 AM at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church, 2032 Westfield Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ.
In lieu of flowers his family requests donations to patient assistance in the Bone Marrow Transplant division at Hackensack UMC in memory of Sal Vella. Donations may be made payable to:
Hackensack UMC Foundation, with “In memory of Sal Vella” in the memo line.
Checks may be mailed to:
Hackensack UMC Foundation
Attn. Nancy Kennedy
160 Essex Street, Suite 101
Lodi, NJ 07644
Donations can be made online at: https://secure2.convio.net/humc/site/Donation2?idb=102376011&df_id=1600&mfc_pref=T&1600.donation=form1&df_id=1600&idb=1323403628&1600.donation=root&mfc_pref=T
Under “Choose a Program” check the box that says “I would like to enter details about a program not already listed”
Where it says “Other Program” type in Bone Marrow Transplant Division
Under Honoree Information, click the box that says “Yes, please send a card”
Honor Gift Type: In Memory Of / Honoree Name: Sal Vella