John M. Salerno obituary photo
 
In Memory of

John M. Salerno

November 5, 1962 - March 20, 2015

Obituary


John Michael Salerno, beloved brother and son passed suddenly at his home in Spring Valley on March 20, 2015.

Surrounded always by his family and dogs, John lived a full rich life. He had a keen interest in current events, sports, history, dogs, books, television and carbohydrates. John was full of acute deep intelligence, philosophical thoughts and kindness. The things he loved were surpassed only by his love for his dogs and family.

He was an inexpressible gift to the world, full of joy and laughter and wore his charisma outwardly...

John Michael Salerno, beloved brother and son passed suddenly at his home in Spring Valley on March 20, 2015.

Surrounded always by his family and dogs, John lived a full rich life. He had a keen interest in current events, sports, history, dogs, books, television and carbohydrates. John was full of acute deep intelligence, philosophical thoughts and kindness. The things he loved were surpassed only by his love for his dogs and family.

He was an inexpressible gift to the world, full of joy and laughter and wore his charisma outwardly with an undeniably great attitude. Despite his disabilities that did not allow him to leave the Salerno Residence for the later part of his life, his photographic type memory and interests kept him very busy.

A few of the lesson's we learned from John is to keep a schedule like a ritual, truly live life in the moment, be curious and interested in everything and when you love something'''.LOVE IT BIG! From reading the paper in the morning, daily walks with his best friends Scooby and Moosey (dogs), dips in the Jacuzzi four times a day, taking pride in his daily chores, pizza on Saturday and pancakes on Sunday, John's life was very organized and exactly the way he wanted it.

John loved his house on the hill and was a tremendously good helper to work and maintain it. He stood on the balcony and looked down on his world sometimes through his binoculars as if it were his castle. Perhaps his greatest legacy was his selfless service to others. Despite his disabilities, he served tirelessly and lovingly as a caretaker for his parents in their final days.

John's special and magic way of being in this world was a gift of love and learning for all of us. We will hold John so closely in our hearts; he will be with us forever.