A memorial service for Salvatore Nappo is set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Peninsula Bible Church, 10601 N. Blaney Ave., Cupertino.
Better known as "Sal" to his friends and family, he died Feb. 4 at the age of 87.
A Mountain View resident for 61 years, he was born on Nov. 12, 1925 in New York City. At age 17, he joined the United States Navy, and served for four years during World War II. After the war, he ran a successful painting business with his wife, Charlene. His family said that he loved to fish and watch his San Francisco Giants, and his quick wit, kind heart and generous hugs will be missed.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Charlene Nappo; daughter Letty Baldaro of Glendale; son Larry Nappo of Portland, Ore.; and his grandsons Aaron and Dustin Baldaro.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to either Peninsula Bible Church or NAMI, 1550 E. Colorado St., Glendale, CA 91205.