Obituary of Salvatore V. Daccurso
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Daccurso, Salvatore Vincent, 94, of Oakland, NJ on April 27, 2012 of natural causes. Born in Manhattan to Giuseppe and Giacomina D¹Accurso of Brooklyn, NY on May 20, 1917. During his early working years, Sal was Mgr. of Marketing Research at Kreisler Corp., VP for Marketing at Jayark Educational Media, a CPA/tax consultant, and in his later years, a Senior Appeals Officer in the Appellate Section of the IRS (Manhattan). His public service accomplishments included: Chairman for the Oakland Boy Scouts; organizing member of the Oakland Recreation Cmte.; Finance Committee of the North Bergen County Boy Scout Council; Co-Chair of the Fundraising & Building Cmte. for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (Oakland); President of the Oakland Board of Education; President and Treasurer of the Ramapo/Indian Hills Reg. H.S. Board of Education; Exec. Cmte. of the Bergen County Federation of Boards of Education; Bergen County rep on the Exec. Committee of NJ State Boards of Education; President of the Oakland Rotary Club. Sal served in WW II and retired as a Major in the US Army Reserve, and was a 60 yr. Member of Oakland American Legion Post 369, and was both Paul Harris Award and Walter Head Award recipient during his over 50 yrs. active service in the Oakland/Franklin Lakes Rotary Club, as well as being active in the NJ Audubon Society, the Oakland Senior Citizens and Young at Heart Clubs. For over 10 yrs. Sal was a volunteer reader at the Oakland Manitou Elem. School, where he was affectionately known as "Grandpa Sal" to hundreds of children. Predeceased in 2009 by his loving wife of 67 years, Rhoda Theresa (nee Braunstein), and survived by daughter Claire Daccurso-Latham, an artist and retired Admin. Asst. to the Asst. Superintendent of Schools of Manchester, NH; son Joseph, a filmmaker and Professor Emeritus of Cinema/Media Arts at Los Angeles Valley College, and daughter-in-law-to be/Joe¹s fiancé Cindy Krievins, an artist and entertainment-industry talent-agent/manager; devoted sisters Margaret Konecny and Frances T. Lipari and the late Anna A. Rizzo; and two dozen nieces, nephews, and godchildren. Cherished grandfather of Anna K. Latham-Madore and 4-yr. old great-granddaughter Madison Olivia Madore. Sal Daccurso's entire life was one of "service above self" to his family, relatives, friends, community, State, and Nation. A memorial celebration will be held at the Oakland Memorial Funeral Home, 330 Ramapo Valley Road, NJ 07436 on Thursday, May 10th from 7-9 pm. Internment Service on Friday, May 11th at 11 am at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery 350 Provenceline Road (Rt. #2) Wrightstown, NJ 08562. For additional information, directions or condolences please visit Oaklandmemorial.com.