Sprovieri, Salvatore R. 78, passed away in Westminster, CA on October 24, 2009 after a long illness. Born in Chicago, Sal attended Chicago Public Schools and DePaul University from where he graduated in the early 50's. He then went on to graduate school at the University of Arizona, finishing there with a Master's Degree in Chemistry. After working in the food ingredient industry for 20 years, he founded Flavorchem Corporation in 1971, first in Illinois and then added a division in Orange County, California in 1996. He remained active in the management of that business until his death. During his lifetime, he enjoyed many diverse hobbies including playing and writing music, writing his stories and memoirs, playing tennis, and gardening. For the past 12 years, he was especially proud of his small vineyard in Southern California where he produced wines for his family and friends under the label, "Three Sons." He was also an avid rose grower and was a member of the Rose Society of Saddleback Mountain. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jacqueline (nee Amyotte), his children, Connie, Anthony (Michelle), Peter and Ross (Susan), his grandchildren Amey (David) Cohen, Katie Barba, Kailey Catapano, and Maximilian, Leonardo and Giovanni Sprovieri, he is also survived by his mother, Elvira (nee Gagliano), his brothers Raymond (Noelle) and Phillip and his nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony. Visitation Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Knollcrest Funeral Home
, 1500 S. Meyers Rd. (3 blocks S. of Roosevelt), Lombard. Funeral Thursday, 8:45 a.m. from the funeral home to Ascension of Our Lord Church, Oakbrook Terrace. Mass 9:30. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to The Salvatore R. Sprovieri Family Memorial Fund – Dept. of Chemistry, c/o DePaul University, One East Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604. Questions concerning this scholarship fund can be directed to Sara Miller Acosta at 312-362-5383 or [email protected]
Published by Chicago Sun-Times from Nov. 8 to Nov. 9, 2009.