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Angelo Michael Salera

May 8, 1939 - October 7, 2019

Angelo Michael Salera, age 80, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019.

Born in Bronx, NY on May 8, 1939, he was a son of the late Nunzio and Frances (Lella) Salera. Angelo graduated from Hunter College in New York City and proudly served his country in the United States Marine Reserves. Earlier in his career he worked as a CPA for Arthur Young. He later worked in finance for National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) for 35 years in the DC Metro area, retiring to Rehoboth Beach, DE and then to Middletown, DE.

Angelo was a youth football coach for 25 years in Vienna and Chantilly, VA, and loved attending his children and grandchildren’s sporting events and activities. He was also an avid New York Giants and Yankees fan. Angelo enjoyed playing poker and craps with friends and family. He could often be found watching horse racing, or playing billiards and bocce ball. Angelo loved spending quality time with family and friends and sharing wonderful stories and traditions. His generosity, friendly smile, warm hugs and firm handshake will be dearly missed.

Angelo is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Beverly Anne (Phillips) Salera; children, Craig Salera (Kimberly) and Jennifer Hoynes (Michael); and grandchildren, Cory Salera, Ethan Salera and Meghan Hoynes.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 pm until 7 pm on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am on Monday, October 14, 2019 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 371 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. Entombment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Angelo’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

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15 Guestbook messages for Angelo Michael Salera

  • Dear Beverly & Family,
    Our love and thoughts are with you. May your memories bring you peace and comfort.
    Out Deepest Sympathy, Jann & Bob
    (Hugs sweet lady)

  • Mrs. (Mama) S:
    Our hearts are heavy since receiving the call from Jan Monday evening. Our minds can be amazing when hearing such news, especially of
    Mr. “S” The immediate sorrow for him, but deeply for you, felt overwhelming during the call and after. Yes, the mind. It took me back over a decade ago when we met. And then, I had the best feelings empower me from, all the hours spent at your house in Rehoboth together. We knew Angelo was a true to heart guy, watching you right by his side then, and withj your love till his very end. It’s somewhat unimaginable to think of the bounty of memories you shared with each other, as we have so many great ones in such a short time in comparison.
    Let me close, cause you know me, I could go on and on. In a lifetime, many do not get a chance to meet, never-the-less flourish into a life long friendship with a guy like Angelo. With deepest respect, knowing Angelo strengthened me in so many ways, in which I was not aware of until months before your move upstate. There is a comfort in all this, knowing in time, we will be together again, but until then, memories will have to do. Our deepest sympathy for you and your family.
    Love, Tony & Geno

  • To Angelo, Beverley, Craig and Jenny,
    Angelo, we will miss you. You fought a great battle. You gave it your best. Now you are in God’s hands and we are assured He is welcoming you with open hands. So now, though not our earthly plan, it Is His plan. He has other work for you. You will do it well!
    To Beverly..you have been the best wife anyone could hope for in a marriage and such an advocate through Angelo’s illness. You are a role model for everyone!
    To Craig and Jenny.. You had a great dad. He so loved you and your children. So very proud of each of you.
    We send our love to each of you. Will stay close to your mom. Steve and Trish Spencer

  • What a man! He is one of my favorite people who always will have a special place in my heart. I can also attribute my love of casinos to him. He always opened his home to me and showed me great kindness with a lot of humor. He will be missed. Hugs to Ms Salera, Jen, Craig and family.

  • There are no words. We are heartsick over this news. Please know we are praying hard for you ,Craig , and Jenny. ❤️❤️

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you Beverly and your family. Angelo was a special person who brought his wonderful smile and spirit to all. We enjoyed those memorable, fun times spent with you both. Angelo will now remain within us to be remembered each day.

  • Our deepest sympathy to the entire family I wish we were able to have meet Angelo a long time ago. A real gem

  • I will greatly miss Angelo in the billiard room.

  • Dear Beverly,

    I was sorry to learn of Angelo’s passing and send you my deepest sympathy. It was truly a fine experience working with him on our Blackpool Community HOA board.

    Neal

  • Dear Salera Family,
    I offer my sincere condolences. He was my youth football coach in Vienna, Va., and I remember his kindness, sense of fair play, and good humor. He will be missed.
    Cheers to his spirit and the fine memories he created!
    Best wishes,
    Darius Vesuna

  • I never did get to meet your father but he sounds like such a wonderful man whom I’m sure you and your family will sorely miss. I’m thinking of you and your family this weekend as your grieve. I’m so sorry.

  • Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family. Greg dan Marcia Sacco

  • Dear Beverly , Jenn , Craig & Family
    We will miss seeing Angelo, we know how hard it is to lose your Father. He was a great man and fun to be around.
    Thanksgiving will never be the same.
    But he loved all of you so dearly. Hang on to that in the days to come.
    Love, The OConnors

  • For over 57 years, we have had the privilege of being Angelo and Beverly’s friends. Angelo was an extraordinary husband, father, grandfather and friend. May God bless him and may he rest in peace in God’s loving arms.

  • Sorry to hear about Angelo.

    John and I send our condolences.