39 Old Kings Road North
Palm Coast, Florida

Salvatore A. Rutigliano

Salvatore Anthony Rutigliano (Sal), 75, of Palm Coast, Florida, beloved husband of the late Cynthia Rutigliano, died suddenly at home on August 17, 2020. Sal was born on June 23, 1945 to the late Jerry and Lena Rutigliano. He was born and raised in Stamford, CT.

Sal was a member of the Connecticut Army National Guard since 1968, and at the time he retired and moved to Palm Coast, he was one of only two Sergeant Majors in the Guard. After a few months, he started a new job as the County Veterans Affairs Supervisor, which he held for about eleven years until he retired for the second time. He was a member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, and the Italian American Club, UNICO, and the Gravinese Society.

Sal had previously taught at Scared Heart School, Stamford High, and Westhill High School before he started his fulltime career with the National Guard. Before her final illness, he and Cindy enjoyed many cruises and overseas trips.

Survivors include his brother Dominick and his wife Suelen of Trumbull, CT; his nephews Patrick Rutigliano (Hannah) of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Nicholas of Trumbull, CT, his aunt and uncle, Abraham and Anna Saphier of Peru, Maine, his many Tamburri cousins, and his cousin Donald Dell’Era (Stephanie) of Trinity, FL.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. A visitation will be held before mass from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church. He will be laid to rest with military honors next to his beloved wife Cynthia at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church Columbarium.   

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sal’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project at or to the veterans organization of your choice. 

The family of Mr. Rutigliano entrusted the arrangements to Clymer Funeral Home & Cremations.