Salvatore Truncali, age 87, of Alabaster, Alabama, passed away on May 17, 2023. He was born on February 21, 1936 in Caltabellotta, Sicily to Francesco and Rosalia Truncali. His father passed away during World War II when Salvatore was only seven and he left school to help support his family and their farm. He continued to work in farming until he moved to the United States in 1966.
Upon his arrival in the United States, he settled on Staten Island, NY and worked in the construction industry for the next sixteen years. He became a U.S. Citizen in 1972 and married Louise Mosiello of Staten Island, NY in 1973. In 1983, he began working as a custodian at Moore Catholic High School on Staten Island, NY. During his years at the school, he kept many of the students entertained with his jokes and stories.
He retired in 1999 and in 2001 he followed his son to Alabama and settled in Alabaster. In his spare time, he enjoyed his garden, his food, and reminiscing on the phone with his brothers, Paul and Lorenzo.
He is preceded in death by his father Francesco, his mother Rosalia, and his brother Joe. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Louise, son Frank, granddaughter Katie, brothers Paul and Lorenzo, sister-in-law Connie, and a number of nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Charter Funeral Home located at 2521 U.S. Hwy 31, Calera, AL 35040. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 11:00am at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church located at 80 St. Thomas Way, Montevallo, AL 35115. Salvatore will be interred at Shelby Memory Gardens located in Calera, AL.