In loving memory of

Salvatore F. "Sal" Lembo
April 5, 1955 - February 18, 2019

Salvatore F. "Sal" Lembo, 63, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Monday afternoon, February 18, 2019, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Friends and family may gather in remembrance of "Sal" on Friday, February 22, 2019, from 4 to 6 P.M. in "The Bistro" at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation has taken place and a private family burial will be held at a later date.

Salvatore Francis Lembo on April 5, 1955 in Revere, Massachusetts to John and Janet (Snow) Lembo. He grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from high school in Revere. Following high school graduation, he served his country in the U.S. Marines Corps earning an honorable discharge. He then attended Northeastern College in Boston and later Loras College in Dubuque. He married Kimberly Elizabeth Koontz Carter on February 28, 2009 in Maquoketa, Iowa.

"Sal" had worked various jobs throughout the years. Early on he was a prison guard and raced Greyhounds all over the United States. Upon graduating from Loras College, he worked as a special needs teacher, and also at Hillcrest in Dubuque. He then moved to Maquoketa where he worked at Community Care in Charlotte and at Prairie House in Maquoketa. For the past five years he has worked at WALMART in Maquoketa as a night stocker.

"Sal" was of the Catholic faith. He enjoyed traveling and taking cruises, cooking and spending time with the grandchildren. He was an avid fan of Boston sports, including the Patriots, Bruins, Red Sox and Celtics.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Kimberly Lembo of Maquoketa, IA; children, Karen (Todd) Tuecke, Kimberly (Cory) Gates, Steven (Chelsey) Mattison, Katherine (Andrew) Gates, Mark Lembo, Michael Lembo, and Jennifer Gott; step-children, Tiffany Parker, Melissa Parker, Ethan (Karey) Gott, Jarrod (Ashley) Gott, James (Bonnie) Carter, and Terry (Abby) Carter; his mother and step-father, Janet and Robert Colburn of MA; brothers, Paul (Mary Ellen) Lembo, Allen Newton, and Randy (Marilyn) Lembo; a sister, Marie (Woody) Myers; and 22 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, a brother William "Billy" Lembo, and a daughter Kristen Hunt.

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Brnda DeMoss Groves & Family wrote on Feb 23, 2019:

"Kim & Families Words cannot even begin to express how very very sorry we are to hear about the passing of Sal. what a wonderful man he was. It's never easy to loose a loved one. But someday there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. May the special memories that you hold comfort you in this time of need. Please know that you all will be in our thoughts and prayers. May Sal rest in peace. "

Mike and Connie Yarolem wrote on Feb 20, 2019:

"Kim and Family we are so sorry to hear about Sal's passing.. he always would take the time to say hi when you seen him out,, sending thoughts and prayers and hugs to all of you "

Patty Garien wrote on Feb 20, 2019:

"I am so sad end by the loss of the love of your life. Just shows that life is so precious and we should hold those we love close everyday. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers in your time of need. Patty Garien "

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Mary Ellen Gre, OP wrote on Feb 20, 2019:

"Karen, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn the passing of your dear father. May he rest in peace! Mary Ellen Green, OP"

Paula wrote on Feb 20, 2019:

"Kim and family, my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I enjoyed so much talking with Sal when I would come to work in the morning. Sal will be greatly missed! My heart goes out to all of you!!?? Paula"

Michelle Tredway wrote on Feb 19, 2019:

"Kim, I am so sorry to hear of Sal?s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers ????"

Crystal Kilgore wrote on Feb 19, 2019:

"Sal, you will be missed. We didn't talk much, but you had a special place in my heart. Kim and family, I am so sorry the loss of Sal, he was an amazing person. "

Karen wrote on Feb 19, 2019:

"Kim, please know that we are praying for you in our daily prayers. Dad will be missed by many. I hope he finds uncle Billy and my sister Kristen at the golden gates of heaven."

keith kuchel wrote on Feb 19, 2019:

"I am sorry that he is gone. It was always nice to see him at work. He was a character."

Vicky Dunkel wrote on Feb 19, 2019:

"Iam so sorry for your loss ! Sal was a good man an will be missed greatly by his Walmart family! Kim I will be keeping you an your family in my thoughts an prayers"