Salvatore Joseph Lanzafame, 84

FULTON, NY – Salvatore Joseph Lanzafame, 84, of Fulton, peacefully passed away Tuesday October 24, 2017, at home with his family by his side.

Salvatore Joseph Lanzafame
Salvatore Joseph Lanzafame

He was born in Fulton to the late Orazio and Catherine (Cincotta) Lanzafame.

Sal had been a lifetime resident of Fulton.

He was a graduate of Union Albany School of Pharmacy.

Sal owned and operated Hargraves Pharmacy, Fulton, for 60 years and in more recent years he had worked with his son, Robert, who is continuing the family business.

He enjoyed golfing and bowling.

Sal was predeceased by his daughter, Karen Sypher; and sibings: Thomas Lanzafame and Lucia Champagne.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara Lanzafame of Fulton; their five children: Cathy (James) Laurenzo of Syracuse, NY, Barbara (Dr. Robert) Cupelo of Manilius, NY, Mary (John) Simone of Syracuse, NY, Robert (Grace Ann) Lanzafame of Liverpool, NY, and Joanne (Vincent) Marino of Jamesville, NY; son-in-law, David Sypher of Fayetteville, NY; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in Holy Trinity Church, Fulton, where a Mass of Christan Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Michael Carmola.

Entombment will be in held Woodlawn Cemetery, Syracuse.

Calling hours will be held privately.

Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,
Memphis, Tenn. 38105

[email protected]

The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton, is in care of arrangements.

18 Comments

  1. WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS OUR SADNESS ON HEARING OF SAL’S PASSING.. WE HAVE KNOWN HIM THE ENTIRE 60 YEARS!
    COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR MORE ATTENTIVE & PERSONAL SERVICE AT HARGRAVES. SOMETIMES WONDERED IF HE HAD A BIT OUT BACK, BECAUSE IT SEEMED LIKE HE NEVER WENT HOME!
    I BELIEVE HE MUST HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE LAST “ORIGINAL” BUSINESSMEN ( FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD), STILL SERVING THE PEOPLE OF FULTON. HE WILL BE MISSED. PRAYERS TO MARY & ALL THE FAMILY FROM ROSE ANN, TERRY VAN ALSTYNE, SCOTT & AMY DUNHAM & FAMILY

  2. So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. He was a wonderful person and pharmacist. We spent many years since our marriage doing business with him. I I felt more secure talking to him regarding medicine than with the dr. May he Rest In Peace.

  3. In memory of my Aunt Marge and Aunt Betty and Uncle Toots, I would like to express my heartfelt sympathy to your family at this time. SAL was a kind and loving man. He brought them joy and fun and sent boxes of candy which my brother and I gladly shared! Rest in Peace.
    Pat C

  4. My mother and father swore by him. He did little favors to help them when prescriptions were slow to arrive and always offered great advice. He was kind and caring and a real asset to the city and its people. His life positively affected thousands of lives over the decades.

  5. so sorry to hear of Sal’s passing. He was one of a kind. He was your hometown pharmacist and always smiled. He helped my mom when she was taking some medications that would hinder each other and advised us to get her off one of them. He also helped my family and my in-laws . He was a great human being and will be greatly missed.

  6. So very sorry for your loss Sal was an amazing man he was one of the greatest business men ever. He made you feel like you were a close friend every time you went into Hargraves. Will definitely miss him.

  7. What a kindhearted man he was. I was so lucky to have him as my pharmacist for most of my life. He was ALWAYS helpful and ALWAYS had a kind word. He will be missed and remembered.

  8. So sorry for your loss. Sal was a fine man and an exemplary pharmacist. He surely will be missed.

  9. Robert and family, I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad. He was my pharmacist for about 10 years. He always gave me helpful advice and was the consummate professional. I will cherish all of the memories of speaking to him at the store. Our community has lost a great man. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  10. How a wonderful man and loved by so many. Neighbors all most. My parents kolfrats and how he was always their for them even in florida until their passing. Also for me. I traveled in medical salez and if i got sick. I knew who to call. I also got sick in florida where i moved to help my parents. And noone could find out what it was. I headed to hometown fulton. Told sal. He says i believe you have such and such. Oh was he right saved my life.literally. he tested a few things proved he was right and told me what to do when got back to floridA. Im sure im not only one with a testimony of what sal did for them. It was a priveledge and honor to have known him. A blessed man. Heaven is celebrating. Ps 116:15. Prescious in the sight of the lord is the death of HIS saints

  11. In the memory of my parents, Silvio and Angela Farfaglia, I would like to express my condolences to the Lanzafame family. Sal was a kind and honest man, and that was reflected in his business. He cared…and it showed. The people of Fulton were blessed to have him and his family, taking care of our families.

  12. I knew Sal was ill but really did not think his passing was imminent. He was a very caring individual. He will really be missed as will his family miss him.

  13. My sincere sympathy to the Lanzafame family. Sal saved my son’s life 37 years ago when he questioned a prescription a doctor prescribed that was not appropriate for a child. I am thankful every day for his compassion and dedication to everyone who walked through his doors. Sal was my family’s pharmacist since he opened his pharmacy. I know he will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

  14. So very sorry to hear of Sal’s passing. Our sincere heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family. Such a wonderful man. R.I.P.

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