Salvatore Sgroi of Bloomfield, formerly of Montclair, died peacefully on Feb. 24, 2023. He was 89. 

Born in 1933 to immigrant parents from Sicily, Mr. Sgroi grew up in Montclair and graduated from Montclair High School in 1951. He went on to attend Upsala College from 1951 to 1955.

In 1957 he joined the Army and served in Japan and Korea.  

Mr. Sgroi was a mathematical wizard and worked in finance at Prudential, EF Hutton and Shearson Lehman until he retired.

He is remembered as an inspirational godfather and father figure to his niece, Kathie, and great-nephew, Michael.

Mr. Sgroi is survived by three nieces, Katherine Miller, Joyce Sgroi and Lynn Dempsey; a nephew, Darryl Sgroi; three great-nephews, Michael Bronco, Tim Dempsey and Daniel Sgroi; a great-niece, Lauryn Holden; two great, great-nieces, Ryan and Noah Dempsey, and by extended family, Dave Martina, Sophia Antonopoulos, Kelly Sgroi, Phil Dempsey, Danielle Dempsey and Mark Holden.

He was predeceased by his parents, Caterina and Salvatore; two brothers, Alfred and Louis, and a sister, Rose. 

Visitation is Friday, March 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Caggiano Memorial Home for Funerals, 62 Grove St.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimers Association,