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Salvadore John Serio

December 26, 1934 ~ May 23, 2022 (age 87)

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Salvadore J. Serio, 87, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was born December 26, 1934, a native and resident of New Orleans where he attended Holy Cross High School, and received his degree in Accounting from Tulane and Southern Methodist. Survivors include his two daughters, Jane Serio Brun, Elizabeth Serio Harte, two sons, Anthony N. Serio, Salvadore J. Serio, Jr., sister, Joy Lynn Serio Dunbar, married to Wally Dunbar, brother, Victor Joseph Serio, niece, Sherry Serio, nephew, Miles Dunbar, 7 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. Sal was a dedicated historian, genealogist, and curator of the Italian American Research Center at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie. Sal also proudly served in the United States Marine Corps as Sergeant in the 4th Infantry Division in various states for 8 years beginning in 1952. He was a member and Past President of the Genealogy Research Society of New Orleans 2005-2007, member of the Jefferson Parish Genealogy Society, Past President of the New Orleans Business and Professional Toastmasters Club 31169, member and Past President of Società Italiana di Mutua Beneficenza Cefalutana (a benevolent society founded in 1887), and member and Vice President of the American Italian Renaissance Foundation. He is also affiliated with the East Jefferson Italian American Society, the American-Italian Federation of the Southeast as well as the Italian American Cultural Center. In the past 20 years, Sal has received numerous awards, including: in 2017 the American Veteran Award by the American Italian Cultural Center on behalf of the Louisiana American Italian Renaissance Foundation; in 2015 the Cefalutana Society created the President Salvadore J. Serio Scholarship Fund in his honor to be given to an incoming High School Senior at Cabrini High School; in 2014 the Jefferson Parish Council presented a Proclamation for outstanding contributions to the community as President of the Società Italiana di Mutua Beneficenza Cefalutana from 1995 until 2014; in 2013 Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans presented Sal with a Certificate of Recognition on his retirement as il Presidente, Società Italiana di Mutua Beneficenza Cefalutana; in 2013 the Paul E. Boyd Detachment #579, Marine Corps League presented him with an Appreciation Award for service to the Marine Corps League; in 2012 the Jefferson Genealogy Society presented their Presidential Award for Civic Activities and outstanding service; also in 2012 the United Daughters of the Confederacy presented their Judah P. Benjamin Award for Civic Activities; in 2011 the U. S. Government presented a Certificate of Appreciation for Service during the Korean War; in 2010 the State of Louisiana presented a medal for service to our country; he was presented an award in recognition of his dedicated service as President to the Genealogy Research Society of New Orleans 2005-2007, in 1999 the American Italian Federation of the Southeast presented their Life Time Achievement Award; and in 1998 the U. S Government presented him with a Certificate of Recognition for service during the Cold War. Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral services at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans 70124. Visitation begins at 11:00 a.m., and will continue until service time. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery with a walking procession. Condolences may be expressed at www.greenwoodfh.com


Services

Visitation
Saturday
May 28, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Greenwood Funeral Home
5200 Canal Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124

Service
Saturday
May 28, 2022

1:00 PM
Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel
5200 Canal Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124

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Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery
5190 Canal Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124

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