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Ferdinand (Ferdi) Salvatore

December 21, ​1924 - September 27, 2022

Robert Emmitt Mahoney Sr. was born July 18, 1939 on Staten Island. He attended St. Peter's Grammar and High Schools. He was a Boy Scout. He graduated from SICC (now CSI), NYU and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He joined the Navy and was honorably discharged. Upon his discharge, he joined the American Legion. Robert served as Vice Commander of the Department of New York, He also served as County Commander of Richmond County and as 2nd District Commander of the American Legion. Robert served as a Commander of the Five Star American Legion Post and when that Post gave up it's Charter he became a member of Post 316 and served as the Judge Advocate for 18 years.He was a Lieutenant in the New York State Department of Corrections for more than 40 years. He was the father to Robert Jr., who passed from ALS, and Robyn Ellen. He was preceded in death by his wife Rita Mahoney. He is also survived by stepchildren Lisa Pesce, Jane Cirillo and James Orleman and his beloved nephew, James Mahoney III and seven grandchildren.

Ferdinand Salvatore63US NavyWWII
Robert Mahoney52US NavyVietnam

Ferdinand Salvatore joined the Kells-Grennie American Legion Post 316 in June of 1959 and served in various capacities for the past sixty-three years.

In 1967 he was elected to the office of Vice Commander and served in that position until 1967.

In 1968 he was elected to the office of Commander of Post 316 and served honorably until 1969.

In 1969 he became the Chaplain of the Post. In 1970 he became the Adjutant of Post 316 and served in that position until 2014.

He was elected to become the Richmond County American Legion Commander and served in that position from 1996 – 1997.

Ferdi Salvatore has been a trusted and honorable member of the Edmund Kells – Richard A. Grennie American Legion Post 316 and for that reason we as members of the Post are here to honor him for his sixty- three years of distinguished service.

​May He Rest In Peace