Louis J. Saullo


March 24, 2018

Louis John Saullo Sr., 73, passed away suddenly on March 24th at his home in Hazleton.  Born December 7,1944 at Rosecrans Field Army hospital in St. Joseph Missouri, he was the son of the late Master Sgt. Louis A. Saullo and Jean N. (Lindenmuth) Saullo.

As the son of the late Master Sgt. Saullo he along with his siblings toured the world growing up in Green Haven New York, Jersey City New Jersey, Staten Island New York with his beloved Aunt Jean Criselle and Uncle Salvatore better know as Sam, Honolulu Hawaii, Fort Richardson Alaska before and after statehood. In Hazleton with his aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Saullo and settling in Carlisle near the U.S. Army War College where his father was stationed with his family before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. in 1963. 

Louie enlisted with his cousin John J. Saullo and trained at Paris Island S.C. and Camp Jejune before shipping out to Okinawa Japan and then to Vietnam to serve his duty as a full Corporal. After discharge he returned to Hazleton in December of 1967 where the family tavern, Lu Jean's was located on East Diamond Avenue. Louis worked for General Foam and also the company St. Regis, Princeton Packaging, turning into the Bemis Corp, where he retired. Louie also joined the U.S. Army National Guard where he served 14 years and discharged with the rank of Sargent. In retirement he worked as a security officer at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida and then went back into the workforce in Las Vegas Nevada helping to build 10 of the most famous Casino's on the Vegas Strip.

Louie returned home to take residence in the family homestead and was caregiver to his Aunt Jean Crisalle until her death in 2008.

Louie was preceded in death by his parents along with his youngest brother Gino A. Saullo.

He is survived by bother Neil Saullo and his wife Antoinette, Hazleton, and Richard Saullo Sr. and his wife Ann, Camp Hill; sister SindyLou Saullo, Drums; children Tammylou Saullo, Hazleton, Shawn Saullo, West Hazleton, Minister Louis J. Saullo Jr., Hazleton, Miles Saullo and Damian Pozza, Beaver Meadows, and Sgt. Derick Saullo, US Army, Hazleton; 19 Grandchildren; 5 Great Grandchildren; his sweetheart the former Barbara Yesvetz, along with many loved nieces, nephews and their children and aunts and uncles.  Also surviving are his best friend and golf partner Thomas Obzut and wife Maureen, nephew Richard Saullo Jr., who he called “Mike”, they were always together enjoying Golf, Classic Cars and Sport Shooting; and cousins Nicholas Saullo and John Saullo both of Florida.

Family and friends are invited to his funeral service on Monday at 8 P.M. at the Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton.  Burial will be on Tuesday at 1 P.M. in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 6-8 P.M.

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