Friday, March 24, 2006

Tell Us Your Stories About Sal

We know how much Sal’s unjust death has saddened and outraged people across the country, but we’re going to ask everyone on the web a very special favor. We want this posting area to be exclusively dedicated to celebrating the memory of our son. We invite family, friends and especially Sal’s friends and patients to share their stories and pictures of Sal here.

This section of the site is not a place for sadness and anger. This is a place where we can all keep our memories of Sal alive. Out of respect for Sal, please only post in this area if you knew our son personally, loved him as we do and have a story that you’re willing to share with us and with the public.

If you would like to express your condolences, please take a moment to email us. Stories, pictures and memories are all we have. Please help us celebrate Sal’s life.

Sal and Anita
Proud Parents of Dr. Salvatore J. Culosi

9 comments:

Nathan Jackson said...

my name is Nate, my Wife marcie and i used to play pool with sal back in"93" on the same pool team I moevd to Del 3 years ago hadn't seen Sal in quite some time
A great Guy we used to get togeather at fast eddies and play for hours he used to beat me a lot I remember his love of elvis songs just wanted to say i'll miss you

Natalie Jackson said...

Wow... Just, wow. I don't remember Sal much, but I remember he used to work for my parents at RSVP Publications quite some time ago. I remember when he and my parents (Nathan and Marcie Jackson) would play pool at Fast Eddies and I was about 6 or 7 years old then and I would sit and watch them play for hours until they had to take me home because the bar said no one under 18 allowed in after 9. I just can't believe that this could happen to anyone, let alone Sal.

Sincerely,
Natalie Jackson

Natalie Jackson said...

Wow... Just, wow. I don't remember Sal much, but I remember he used to work for my parents at RSVP Publications quite some time ago. I remember when he and my parents (Nathan and Marcie Jackson) would play pool at Fast Eddies and I was about 6 or 7 years old then and I would sit and watch them play for hours until they had to take me home because the bar said no one under 18 allowed in after 9. I just can't believe that this could happen to anyone, let alone Sal.

Sincerely,
Natalie Jackson

Ruth said...

I remember sitting in your kitchen listening to Sal's stories. I remember once Father was intent on getting Sal to become a priest. That conversation was quite funny.
Your family has always put a smile in my heart.

Ruth said...

I remember sitting in your kitchen, Sal telling stories, that made us all smile. You making him Pastina. Yes, this lives, I chuckle today as I make it for my own boys. I have been Blessed to have your family in my life.

I also remember father trying to talk Sal into becoming a priest.
That one was funny, too.

Jay Fredrich said...

Sal and Anita,
I have to tell you how we came upon this sad story about Sal's senseless death. Cecelia and I were in Florida for a short vacation and had gone out for dinner on Friday evening, January 27. While we were waiting for our order, I was looking at the people seated around us -- mostly geezers just like us (or older) -- and I saw a boy about 10 years old a couple of tables away. I said to Cecelia, "Look at that little boy over there. Who does he remind you of?" She looked and almost immediately said, "Sal Culosi, when he and Greg were at St. Michael's together." That's exactly what I thought too. I had my laptop computer with me so I said, "I haven't thought about the Culosis in a long time. When we get back to our room, I'm going to Google "Culosi" and see if I can find out what they are doing these days." After dinner we returned to our room and I entered "Culosi" into Google and received one of the saddest surprises of my life. The first item in the search list was the newspaper account of Sal's murder (and that's what it was). We pray for Sal each morning at Mass and for all of you as well.
Incidentally, if you go to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette web site (ardemgaz.com) and go back a couple of days, to Thursday, I think, you will find an article about a Grand Jury being convened in Benton County, Arkansas, to take testimony and decide whether to bring charges against a police officer who "accidentally" shot a young man with cerebral palsy when he was stopped by several officers looking for an escaped convict from Michigan. The District Attorney there thought that it was more appropriate for a panel of citizens to make the decision about prosecuting the officer than to have the prosecutor who works with the police daily make the decision.
Jay Fredrich

Shawn Hellums said...

I just found out about Sal's death today (8/29/2006) at a meeting in Memphis. I graduated from SCO with Sal in 2000. Although I knew him, we didn't become friends until senior year. I remember him singing "Love Me Tender" at our senior send off party with no music (the band was on break). I couldn't believe how good he sounded. I turned around to see who was singing. Everyone was saying, "Is that SAL?". He always made me mad because he would study the night before a test and do better than me!

I see a few posts about playing pool - He would always beat me.

Sal was a wonderful friend and will be missed greatly. I am so sorry for your loss.

Jennifer Hellums said...

I only met Sal once but he made a lasting impression. He was warm and funny, and made me smile and laugh. By the end of the evening it was as if I had known him all my life. It is an outrage what happened. Please don't give up on this fight for justice!

Jill Tyler said...

As a former friend of Sal's, and now the wife of a Lieutenent and SWAT team member for a police agency in Maryland for the last 18 years, it should be clear to everyone, including the Fairfax County Police Department, that the events leading up to and surrounding Sal's death are unequivocally inexcusable. There is absolutely no possible justification for this officer's conduct nor is there any justification for the manner in which Sal's family has been treated by the Fairfax County Police Department following that dreadful night in January, 2006.

I will always remember Sal as he was - a handsome, successful, extremely intelligent, and witty man with strong convictions and great faith in God.

I think of Sal's family and friends often and my prayers will always be with them.