Salvatore Manescalco

East Alton | Wednesday, September 22 2021 |

Salvatore Manescalco, 62, passed away at 2:06 pm on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at Big Rivers Nursing and Rehab in Cedar Hill, Missouri. 

He was born on January 4, 1959, in Wood River, the son of the late Ignazio and Concetta (Ventimiglia) Manescalco. He married the former Peggy Manis on July 1, 1983, in Edwardsville, and she survives. 

Other survivors include a son: Anthony Mikal Manescalco of East Alton, his stepson and his wife: Ryan and Sarah Brown of Alton, a grandson: Landyn Manescalco, three sisters and two brothers in law: Angie Wiegand of East Alton, Ann and Mark Riley of Stuart, Florida, Annette and John Friend of Washington, Missouri, three nephews: Joseph Gleason and his wife: Deanna, Timothy Gleason, Terry Wiegand, and his companion: Racheal Honnon, two nieces: Abby Fries and her husband: Zack, Tori Friend, two great-nephews: Zak Conner, Terrence Wiegand, two great-nieces: Kayla Wiegand, Brook Wiegand, a great-great-niece: Rylee Maldonado, and many other friends. 

Sal and his wife have owned and operated the Mini Corral in Upper Alton. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace in Bethalto. 

In celebration of his life, visitation will be from 4 pm to 7 pm on Monday, September 27, 2021, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River with a wake service at 3:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Bethalto. Father Tom Liebler will be the celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Alton. 

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home. 

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Obit Provided By:
Pitchford Funeral Home

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