Salvatore Joseph Palumbo, Jr.
September 21, 2023
Salvatore Joseph Palumbo, Jr. was born on March 10, 1965. Salvatore "Torrie" was born in San Bernadino, California and was preceded in death by his parents Salvatore Joseph Palumbo, Sr. and Alberta Louise Palumbo.
His family moved from Glendora, CA to Shelton, WA in 1977. Torrie graduated from Shelton High School in 1983. He attended Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR on a baseball scholarship from 1983 to 1984. Torrie continued on to Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA where he graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business. Torrie's career started at Graybar Electrical in 1989 where his love for Sales and Merchandising began. He continued to evolve his career in the electrical industry and was hired in 2005 as a territory manager for Minerallac Company. Torrie's fierce passion for his career led him to the role of Vice President of Business Development and Marketing in 2010. Torrie was an exceptional leader and a true visionary. Everything Torrie envisioned in his career came to life and that was reflected through strong relationships with customers and his team. Torrie was best known for being a family man and a great friend to many. He comes from a family of seven siblings. He had a special gift of walking in a room knowing no one and walking out with a friend. He was a man who was passionate for the Lord. He was a high school and college all-star athlete and loved to play golf. The most fulfilling moment of his life was when he met his wife, Kelli. They had an unbreakable bond and a love that stood the test of time.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kelli J. Palumbo, and children Torisa Brewer (Travis), Talia Harris (Sean), Ryan Palumbo (Holly), Nick Palumbo (Paola), Nic Stewart, Mitchell Stewart (Gabriella), MacKinzi Darling (John), Mady Fenton (Robert) and Michael Aggergaard, siblings; Janice L. Long (Tim), David G. Ford (Cheryl), Cathy A. Reese (Ron), Steven H. Ford (Angie), Susan M. Elliott (John), and Laura D. Willis (Jeff). He was adored by his 13 grandchildren, who referred to him as 'Poppa', and one on the way, also, his many nieces and nephews.
There will be a celebration of life held, Saturday, October 7th, 2023, 1:00 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 1000 Fountain St, Burlington, WA 98233. Due to his unexpected and sudden passing, there is a memorial fund set up via Venmo @Kelli-Palumbo-2 (or) Zelle [email protected] in lieu of flowers.