October 25, 1937 ~ March 16, 2021
Born in: Rochester , NY
Resided in: Chili, NY
Salvatore “Sal” Ruvio
Chili: Detective Salvatore “Sal” Ruvio, Passed away March 16, 2021 at age 83. A 1955 graduate of Jefferson High, Sal entered the United States Army in 1956, where he was stationed in Japan. In 1967, Sal joined the Rochester Police Department where he was a long-time coordinator of the Maple Section. Sal was a living legend to his fellow officers, in addition to being loved and respected by the community in which he served. Sal retired from the RPD in June of 1999.
Survived by his wife of 43 years, Bonnie; devoted children Michael (Sarah) Ruvio, Russell (Stacy) Ruvio, Robert (Cheryl) Kearney and Susie (Greg) Eason; grandchildren, Salvatore Ruvio, Samantha Ruvio, Nicholas Ruvio, Aidan Kearney and Gillian Kearney; sister Nellie (Peter) Fiorica and many nieces and nephews along with many, many close friends throughout the city of Rochester. Sal was preceded in death by his parents, Rosario and Nancy and his sisters Lucy Staffieri and Carolyn Testa.
So well known throughout Rochester, there was not an establishment that Sal could venture into without being immediately recognized and welcomed. A gifted natural athlete, Sal was idealized for his athletic prowess on both the softball and football field. Sal was inducted into both the Rochester Slow Pitch Softball Hall of Fame (2006) as well as the Rochester Recreation Hall of Fame (2008). More than anything though, Sal was known for “being Sal”.
Sal’s legacy lives on through the countless lives he impacted. Sal will always be loved, never forgotten and forever missed.
Friends may call Monday, (March 22nd) 3:00-7:00 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Rd, Rochester, NY 14626. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday (March 23rd) 9:30 AM at St. Pius Tenth Church, 3010 Chili Avenue Rochester, New York 14624. Entombment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Sal’s memory to the Rochester Police Locust Club Scholarship Fund. You may contribute via phone @ 585 254-5410 or by mail to the following; Rochester Police Locust Club Scholarship Fund, C/o Rochester Police Locust Club, 1425 Lexington Ave. Rochester, NY 14606.