|George R. Salimeno
1932 - 2011
A Tribute To A King
On Monday, August 29, 2011, the Calabrese society lost an intricate
member that was the cornerstone to the club, we lost “The King”.
.............George Salimeno passed away.
George was pre-deceased by numerous dedicated icons who’s lives
touched many and made this honorable society what it is today. Men
like Tony Berardo, Joe Brancato, John Walker, Tom Cannon, Bob
Torrez, Joe “Pop” Chiaradio, Rich Lapare and Carl Chinigo, just to
name a few.....and there were many more.
In life, these people worked hard and dedicated a great deal of their
time in making the Calabrese Club a landmark in our community. If
any of these men were alive today and they were asked who the
primary most influent spiritual individual whom they consider the
most valuable player of this association was, their answer would be,
George held every position and every office ever established in the
club. He did it by dedicating every bit of his time and effort that he
could. He never put personal gains ahead of him, rather gains for the
George was a Teacher. He taught us that we need to find peace among
ourselves, even though sometimes we argued among ourselves and
peace was not even thought of.
He was a Judge, a Judge of people. He found the good in the person,
even though the person had very little good in him.
He was a Foreman of a job. He made sure a job was well done, not by
the way his workers performed, but rather by the way he performed for
He was a Historian, He always pointed out the accomplishments of
others even though if it wasn't for him those accomplishments
wouldn't be possible.
He was a Host, who tried with all his wit to please all his guests even
though some could never be pleased.
But most importantly, he was a leader, one that got him the title
But you see....a King is someone who, demands respect, demands
recognition, demands power, and demands love.
George demanded none of these. Instead he earned them all and as a
result he got the love.
This website is dedicated to his memory. There will never be a man
like him. Maybe there might be a guy that always wears a tie, another
guy that spends all his spare time selling tickets to help a good cause,
yet another that makes sure that club functions go on without a hitch
and maybe a guy that worries about how others feel about each other
and making them happy so they feel good about him….Maybe one of
those but not all….. The King was all these things…...
Thank you George, you will be missed
|"Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the
attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way
your mind looks at what happens."
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