Sal Aragona (August 18, 1929 – April 23, 2020)
Today, Wednesday, April 29th, we drove to Rose Safina’s house to FaceTime the burial service of her brother, Sal Aragona. Sal passed away last week from long-term health issues. He left peacefully surrounded by his daughters. Due to concerns over taking Rose to the cemetery in these times requiring social distancing, Carl thought it best to connect virtually. Such are times under COVID-19.
Carl’s boyhood memories of his uncle include wonderful fishing trips on the Happy Days, a boat partly owned by Sal. They would leave from Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn in search of bluefish, striped bass, and bluefin tuna. When Carl’s father, Carlo, died in 1989, Sal checked regularly on his sister Rose to make sure she was okay. The siblings were very close. This kind-hearted and talented man will be deeply missed.