Anthony Salvatore, the former owner of Filippo’s on Initial Pizzeria in Hoboken, died Saturday. He was 46.
Salvatore, who battled lymphoma for 6 years, was an “old soul” who embraced his Italian heritage and a adore for food, loved kinds wrote on a GoFundMe webpage produced in his memory.
The webpage, which has a intention of raising $50,000 to guidance Salvatore’s spouse and a few sons, has lifted a lot more than $32,000 in just a few days.
A North Bergen indigenous, Salvatore graduated from North Bergen Significant Faculty and went on to own two Italian places to eat: Filippo’s on To start with Pizzeria, involving Willow and Park avenues, and later on, Casa Azzurri Italian Cafe in Madison.
Customers raved on Yelp about the specialty pies and flavorful sauce at Filippos, which in no way reopened following struggling substantial flooding in Superstorm Sandy.
“Hoboken has fantastic pizza but Very little compares to filippo’s,” just one man or woman wrote on Yelp, begging for the pizzeria to reopen.
While it shut for great, Salvatore opened his cafe in Madison and treated his 3 kids to Italian meals at property in East Hanover, according to his Hancliffe House for Funerals obituary.
“Proud of his Italian-American heritage, he took delight in the annual Columbus Day parade and household celebrations that followed,” it says. “The genuine definition of a spouse and children person, Anthony made it a stage to pass alongside people linked traditions and values to his young children like: producing meatballs for Sunday gravy, overseeing Tomato Day, generating struffoli and home made wine and participating in the Italian card recreation, Scopa.”
He is survived by his spouse Christina Salvatore, his sons Domenico, Angelo and Antonio, his sister Tina Wright and his brothers Giuluio Salvatore and Marc Salvatore.