[Marin County Obit Board]

Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 04:11:55 :

Independent Journal
Tuesday, February 17, 1976
Page 4

Salvatore Messina

Memorial service for Salvatore Messina of San Francisco, father of Gail Melbin of Novato, was held today in San Francisco.

Messina, a former opera singer and San Francisco produce wholesaler, died Saturday at his home. He was 74.

Messina was a tenor with the San Francisco Operatic Co., the Pacific Coast Operatic Co. and the Casidlia Opera Co. He left opera in the late 1940s.

He was associated with the San Francisco Produce Co. as a stockholder and treasurer from 1928 until his death.

Also surviving are his wife, Ruth, of the family home; a second daughter, Wilda Newton of Cupertino; a sister, Mary Scarfani of Petaluma; three brothers, John and Vincent of Petaluma and Joseph of Sonoma. He also leaves five grandchildren.

The family requests memorial contributions to a favorite charity.

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