Salvatore “Sal” Elia

January 12, 2021

Salvatore “Sal” Elia

Salvatore “Sal” Elia – of Leona Valley, California formerly of Woburn, MA passed away suddenly on December 19, 2020. Sal was a graduate of Woburn High School (1959) and Northeastern University. Sal spent his career in sales for a number of major Companies, most notably the Gillette Company, Rockingham Pharmaceuticals Company, Pentel of America and Sheaffer Eaton, Inc. Sal moved to California in 1991 to take the position of President/CEO of Staedtler, Inc USA a major business products company headquartered in Germany. Sal retired from this position in 2004 and started Rockingham Sales Company a small business that represented Asian manufacturers in the United States. Sal’s passions were the game of golf, horse racing and his love of animals especially his cats and Great Danes. He also had a great sense of humor which made everyone laugh and consistently returned to Woburn for his class reunions in which he was the master of ceremonies. Sal leaves behind his wife Candace Lynn (Hunter) whom he married in 1988. He also leaves behind a sister Violet Malamas-Sierra and her husband David of Lowell, a brother Joseph Elia and his wife Paula of Woburn and a brother James Elia and his wife Margaret of Phoenixville, PA. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. At this time, services are private. Donations in his memory can be made to City of Hope, Attn: Annual Giving-Dr. Fouad Kandeel, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010. Due to COVID restrictions in California, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Salvatore “Sal” Elia – of Leona Valley, California formerly of Woburn, MA passed away suddenly on December 19, 2020. Sal was a graduate of Woburn High School (1959) and Northeastern University. Sal spent his career in sales for a number of major Companies, most notably the Gillette Company, Rockingham Pharmaceuticals Company, Pentel of America and Sheaffer Eaton, Inc. Sal moved to California in 1991 to take the position of President/CEO of Staedtler, Inc USA a major business products company headquartered in Germany. Sal retired from this position in 2004 and started Rockingham Sales Company a small business that represented Asian manufacturers in the United States. Sal’s passions were the game of golf, horse racing and his love of animals especially his cats and Great Danes. He also had a great sense of humor which made everyone laugh and consistently returned to Woburn for his class reunions in which he was the master of ceremonies. Sal leaves behind his wife Candace Lynn (Hunter) whom he married in 1988. He also leaves behind a sister Violet Malamas-Sierra and her husband David of Lowell, a brother Joseph Elia and his wife Paula of Woburn and a brother James Elia and his wife Margaret of Phoenixville, PA. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. At this time, services are private. Donations in his memory can be made to City of Hope, Attn: Annual Giving-Dr. Fouad Kandeel, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010. Due to COVID restrictions in California, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

At this time, services are private. Donations in his memory can be made to City of Hope, Attn: Annual Giving-Dr. Fouad Kandeel, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010. Due to COVID restrictions in California, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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  1. Joe, sorry for your loss. I’m sure he will be deeply missed, but that you have great memories.

  2. Lois and Jerry Surette

    Joe We are saddened to hear of your brother’s passing. Hope all is well with your family. May he rest in peace

    Fondly, Jerry and Lois Surette

  3. It was always a good time to be with Sal…the funniest character ever! He will be missed by many. My regards to his family.

  4. margarette masotta

    Joe although I didn’t know your brother, my heart is filled with sorrow for you with this loss. Please take care of yourself and your loved ones. With Prayer Margarette Masotta

  5. Frank Markiewicz

    Joe, sorry to learn of Sal’s passing. Still have fond memories of Sal at our Myrtle Beach golf outings, his stories that made us all laugh, one in particular that I still, to this day, laugh about. Keeping him and his family in my prayers.

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