Family, friends gather to honor Pelham Gardens icon’s legacy
Council Member James Vacca will join local community leaders and friends and family members of Louis Salvati on Monday, May 9, at the intersection of Mickle Avenue and Astor Avenue, to unveil an honorary street sign marking “Louis Salvati Way.” The street name honor was approved by the City Council in December 2010 at Vacca’s request to honor Salvati’s decades of community involvement and activism.
Salvati, who passed away in August 2010, was a prominent community leader in the Pelham Gardens area. He was an active member of the Chester Civic Association for over 30 years, and served as its President from 1992 to 1997. He also founded the Eastchester Road/Gun Hill Road Business Association, which served to promote the common interests of local business people for over 20 years. Salvati served his country honorably during World War II as a staff sergeant and radioman/gunner for the 320th Bombardment Group of the Unites States Army Air Forces.
Who: Councilman Vacca, Chester Civic Association President Gene Tutora, Pelham Gardens community members, friends and family of Louis Salvati
What: Dedication of “Louis Salvati Way”
When: Monday, May 9, 2011 @ 11 AM
Where: Intersection of Mickle Avenue and Astor Avenue, Bronx