Salvatore A. “Sal” Mercadante, age 70, of Uniontown, PA, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021 in his home. Sal was born in Uniontown, PA on June 13, 1950 to the late Frank E. And Mary Grego Mercadante.
Merc was a 1968 graduate of Uniontown High School where he excelled as a member of the football team, was a member of the 1965 undefeated football team and WPIAL champs then played for Juanita College and received in 1971 small college first team All-American in football. Sal graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Business from Juanita College. He was a regional manager for Hersey Company then came back home to start his business Merc’s Restaurant which he ran for twenty-two years.
Merc was a member of St Therese de Liseux R. C. Church, chairman of the athlete committee Uniontown High School Hall of Fame.
Left to cherish Sal’s memory are a son Matthew Mercadante of Harrisburg, PA; a daughter, Maria Mercadante of Uniontown; two grandchildren, Jaya Holt and Ja-Vaya Holt; a brother, Anthony Mercadante and wife Pam of Uniontown; nieces and nephews, Michael Mercadante and wife Lisa, Nicole Olson and husband Ron, Michael Mercadante, Jr, Mario Mercadante, Wyatt Olson and Luke Olson; special friend, Cindy Lacostic; and former wife Susan Mercadante.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Jeff Life.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIES, INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, PA where family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 4 until 6 PM. Private interment will be in Sylvan Heights
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at adferguson.com and on the funeral home Facebook page.
I am so sorry to hear this news!!!! Please know that my wife, myself, and family offer our deepest sympathy to Sal’s family. He was a “special” guest at our home on many occassions for “pasta,” when a student at Juniata College.RIP, friend!!!
I am sorry to hear of Sal’s passing.
I remember Sal from my days with the Hershey Company in the 1980’s. In fact, he was the first person to interview me for my position at Hershey in Ohio. After the interview, he recommended I be hired. I was always grateful for that. He was a lively, fun person and I am sure he will be missed.