Salvatore V. “Sal” Bottieri
December 14, 1960 – July 13, 2020
Sal was born to Vincent and Emma (DiMaiolo) Bottieri, in Jersey City, New Jersey. He graduated from El Segundo High School in California and then earned an Associate’s Degree at El Camino College, later going on to pursue two Bachelor Degrees at U.N.O. As a young man he held many jobs, but one stands out. He was most proud of the work he did for TRW where he helped create components for NASA and the space program. Sal proudly served in the United States Army as an Army Ranger. While stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas, he met Barb who was attending Kansas State University. They quickly became inseparable, enjoying cooking, playing gin rummy, and riding his motorcycle. Actually, Sal patiently taught Barb to ride, even though there were a few moments where he feared the destruction of his new motorcycle was a possibility. In later years, they continued to enjoy riding, this time each with their own bike. Shortly after they met, Sal and Barb were married and blessed with their daughter, Christina. As a young family, they enjoyed many days of camping and fishing at the lake. In recent years, Sal worked side by side with Barb at the gym where he always had a smile or an encouraging word for the kids and was known as “Mr. Sal” or “Sal buddy”.
Sal is survived by his wife, Barb; daughter and son-in-law, Chris and Greg Fountain; brothers, Bob and James Bottieri; niece, Taylor Bottieri; beloved furry companions, and other loving family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and Emma (DiMaiolo) Bottieri; aunts, uncles and cousins.
We have many cherished family memories and will always remember the smiles and laughter. Sal is loved by so many and will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, as a celebration of Sal’s life, memorials are suggested to: Live On Nebraska, https://liveonnebraska.org/get-involved/make-a-donation/, Nebraska Humane Society, or charity of your choice.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Monday, July 20th, 1 pm, Omaha National Cemetery with military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503. Please see the cemetery website for guidelines.
Due to Covid, capacity is extremely limited at the cemetery, to include all family and friends we have chosen to stream the service.
To view a live broadcast of the Graveside Service, go to www.heafeyheafey.com website and click the View Live Cast button on the homepage.