Salvatore A. Molitierno

Of Penn Hills, formerly of Larimer Ave., passed away surrounded by his family on his 93rd birthday, Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Beloved husband of Frances, father of Tom (Lucy), Joe (Wanda), Steve (Karen) Molitierno and Annette “Toni” (Greg) Soxman and the late Bert (surviving spouse Cindy) Molitierno; grandfather of Hope, Tommy, Carmen, Joey, Alyssa, Michael, Louis, Gabrielle, and Andrew; great-grandfather of nine; brother of Kitty, Nancy and the late Marsh, Jimmy, Joe, Mimi, Maggie and Clara; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Sal was a proud WWII Navy Submarine Veteran and served as president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of WWII Submarine Veterans Organization. He was employed by Kroger for 26 years. He then formed S&W beer distributing which he owned and operated for almost 20 years. Also he worked for Penn Hills School District until his retirement. Over the years he was president of Local Teamsters Warehouse Union and formed three non-teacher unions with the Penn Hills School District and served as president for all three of those unions.

Sal was a member of Penn Hills Senior Center and served a term as president and many terms as a treasurer. He is a founding member of the nationally acknowledged Penn Hills Senior Softball League where he was a proud manager, player, coach, president and served as an officer until his death.

He was a hardworking man of faith. He was a devoted family man and loved dogs. His feistiness and dedication brought him much success in his life which led him to build such a wonderful and loving family. He was a firm believer in education and inspired all five of his children to get their college degrees. He will be deeply missed by his family and all that knew him.

In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to the Alzheimers Disease  Research Center, 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or Humaine Animal Rescue 6926 Hamilton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15208 . Friends received in William F. Gross Funeral Home 11735 Frankstown Rd. (at Rodi Rd.), Penn Hills Thursday 6-8 p.m. and Friday, 2-4, 6-8 p.m. Funeral Prayers Saturday 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Gerard Majella Church 10:30 a.m.