In loving memory of

Salvatore M. Conti
March 8, 1927 - May 1, 2021

Salvatore M. Conti, 94, of Hurley, NY, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Ten Broeck Center in Lake Katrine, NY. He was born on March 8, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Filippo and Sebastiana (Bosco) Conti. He is survived by his wife, Connie (Milidantri) Conti, his children, Richard Conti and his wife Ellen, Diane Stein and her husband Jeff, Randy Conti and his spouse Doug Farrell, his grandchildren, Matthew, Joanna, Andrew, and Katie, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Sal served in the Army during WWII and later met Connie; they were married on September 9, 1951 and lived on Long Island before relocating to Hurley.

A long-time supporter of the arts, Sal was one of the founders of the New York Conservatory for the Arts in Hurley, NY. He taught photography and was a set designer and artist. He loved spending time with the students and parents, taking pictures and video, and was always joking around. He had a great sense of humor and was known for making people laugh and smile.

Sal also loved to travel with his wife, and together they visited many wonderful places.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401 where family and friends may visit on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 5pm to 8pm. If you would like to attend, please reserve your space here:

The funeral service and burial in the Ulster County Veterans Cemetery at New Paltz Rural Cemetery will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, 12498.

A tribute for Sal can be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.


Terri & John Dwyer wrote on May 5, 2021:

"Dear Connie, Randi, Doug and all of Sal's family. My condolences go out to all of you on Sal's passing. I'm glad I was fortunate enough to know him. I'm sorry that I cannot be there in person to see you. May the great memories of him that you all have sustain you throughout this very sad time. Terri Dwyer"

Patricia Figura wrote on May 4, 2021:

"Randy, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I remember Sal. Met him and your mom right away when I joined the conservatory long ago. Tricia Bottino Figura"