Salvatore Cesario Obituary, Death Cause – Salvatore “Sam” Cesario, 65, of West Avenue, passed away without any suffering on Sunday, April 9th, 2023, at Oneida Health Hospital, Oneida, where he had been a patient for the previous eleven days. He was comforted by his family during his final moments.He was the son of Joseph and Patricia Raynore Cesario and was born in Canastota on February 16, 1958.
His parents were Joseph and Patricia. Sam has spent his entire life in Canastota and received his education at the local schools, from which he graduated with the class of 1977. Sam was baptized and confirmed at St. Agatha’s Church during his formative years in the Catholic religion. Sam worked with the Ulster Paving Company for a total of 24 years until taking early retirement in the year 2020.
Sam always shared the spicy peppers and tomatoes from his garden, which he affectionately referred to as “the muck,” with his many friends and family members due to his generous nature and big heart. You could find Sam out in the woods or on the water fishing or hunting with his uncle Tony and other buddies when he wasn’t tending to “the muck.
Sam also enjoyed spending time in the kitchen, where he would cook with peppers and onions while blasting Elvis Presley music for the rest of the house to hear.Surviving members of his family include his mother, Patricia Cesario of Canastota, his daughter Dominique S. Cesario of State College, Pennsylvania, his son Salvatore “Sam” Cesario Jr. of Canastota, the mother of his children.
Anna M. Gaudette of Canastota, his sister and brother-in-law, Robin and Richard Mitchell of Canastota, his brother and sister-in-law, Jo-Jo and Heidi Both his father, Joseph Cesario Jr., who passed away on August 24, 2019, and his sister, Tina R. La Barbera, who passed away on September 11, 2016, came before him in death.
On Friday, at one o’clock in the afternoon, funeral services will be performed at the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., located at 300 S. Peterboro Street in Canastota. The Reverend Christopher Ballard will preside over the ceremony.