Salvatore V. Alcarese, 81, BGE foreman

September 15, 2006

Salvatore V. Alcarese, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. foreman and World War II veteran, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Sept. 6 at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. He was 81.

Mr. Alcarese was born in Cefalu, Italy, the son of a pasta maker. In 1926, he came to Baltimore with his family.

He attended Polytechnic Institute until entering the military during World War II.

"He wanted to enlist in the Navy, but he was turned down because he was colorblind, so he joined the Army in 1943," said his son, Louis A. Alcarese of Eldersburg.

Mr. Alcarese landed on Utah Beach 10 days after the June 6, 1944, Allied landing and was severely wounded three weeks later while fighting in northern France. He received the Purple Heart.

After returning to Baltimore in 1946, he earned his General Educational Development diploma and went to work in 1950 for BGE as a television repairman. He became a service foreman and retired in 1987.

Mr. Alcarese, who had lived in Eldersburg and Timonium, enjoyed traveling by ship, including a cruise on the Queen Elizabeth 2.

He visited all of the countries he had been in during the war and made two trips to Normandy, including the 50th-anniversary ceremonies there.

Mr. Alcarese, an avid Orioles and Colts fan, attended the historic 1958 overtime National Football League championship game between the Colts and Giants at New York's Yankee Stadium, which he considered a highlight of his life.

He enjoyed working in his basement workshop and a weekly poker game with his brother and several friends.

A funeral Mass was offered Monday at Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley in Timonium.

Also surviving are his wife of 14 years, the former Catherine J. Huegelmeyer; a daughter, Anna- Marie A. Laumann of Westminster; two stepdaughters, Diane Young of Timonium and Mary Woodward of Perry Hall; a brother, Vincent Alcarese of Baldwin; two sisters, Mary Cinquegrani and Rosalie Rallo, both of Timonium; and nine grandchildren. His wife of 40 years, the former Antoinette Cirillo, died in 1989.

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