Copyright © KELLS - GRENNIE AMERICAN LEGION POST 316. All Rights Reserved.
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.
|NAME||YEARS AS A MEMBER||MILITARY SERVICE||ERA|
|Ferdinand Salvatore||63||US Navy||WWII|
|Robert Mahoney||52||US Navy||Vietnam|
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
Beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather Kevin James Dugan, age 78, passed away at Carmel Nursing Home on Friday, December 17th. Kevin was born in Red Hook, Brooklyn but spent the majority of his life in Staten Island. He graduated from St. Peter's Boys' High School, St. Peter's College in Jersey City, and received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He served in the U.S. Army for 33 years, was a veteran of the Vietnam War, and rose to the rank of Colonel. He devoted his life to veterans to include working for 31 years as a dentist with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Brooklyn. Kevin was a member of the Kells-Grennie Post 16 for 19 years. Kevin was also an active member of the Vietnam Veterans of America as well as the Disabled American Veterans and the SSG Michael Olli’s VFW Post and served on the board of these organizations for many years. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Eleanor Dugan, nee Bennett; son, Robert, and his wife, Angela; daughter, Erin Zetterstrom, nee Dugan, and her husband, Lars; and his brother, Garry Dugan, and sister, Connie Cavallo, nee Dugan. Kevin adored his five grandchildren, Kirk, Emily, Anja, Liam, and Katie. A celebration of Kevin's life will be held at Hanley's Funeral Home on Sunday, December 19th, from 7-9:00 p.m. and Monday, December 20th, from 2-4:00p.m. and 7-9:00p.m. A mass of Christian burial will take place on Tuesday, December 21st, at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace R.C. Church with the burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.