Salvatore Atanasio, Jr, age 51, of Hackettstown, NJ died Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ. Salvatore was born September 21, 1960 in Passaic, NJ. He is the son of Salvatore and Maryann (Macaluso) Atanasio, Sr. He is married to Amanda (Klippel) Atanasio.
He was the Owner of Blue Eagle Truck and Marine, Laurence Harbor, NJ. He also took great pride in being a Ship Captain. Salvatore loved woodworking. He built and flew remote control model planes. He loved his family and was a mentor for young people in their career paths; he also helped business owners during 9/11.
He is survived by his wife: Amanda (Klippel) Atanasio, at home; his parents, Salvatore and Maryann (Macaluso) Atanasio; a Son, Heath Wood, Hackettstown, NJ, a Daughter, Charlene Walsh, Ridgefield, Ct.; 2 Brothers, Michael Atanasio, Springfield, NJ and Dominick & his wife, Myung-Hee Atanasio, Los Angeles, CA; 2 Sisters, Paula & her husband, Mario Dellafortuna, North Plainfield, NJ and Rosemarie & her husband, Michael Primamore, East Hanover, NJ. Also many nieces and nephews.
The Memorial Funeral Service will be held 4:00 pm on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. Cremation will be Private.
Calling hours will be Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc., 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Salvatore to Overlook Foundation, 36 Upper Overlook Road, Summit, NJ 07901, noting a gift for the Cancer Center.