Salvadore or "Sal", as Sophia called him, was the late husband of Sophia Petrillo. He is seen only in flashback sequences or as apparitions. He was born sometime in the 1880s or 1890's and passed away from natural causes sometime between 1963 and 1974. He was portrayed by Sid Melton. A younger version of Sal was portrayed by Kyle T. Heffner in Clinton Avenue Memoirs. He looked forward to visits from his grandchildren, Michael and Kate Zbornak, his daughter Dorothy's children, as stated once in One for the Money.

Young Sal and Dorothy

A younger Sal (Kyle T. Heffner) in a heartfelt scene with a teenaged Dorothy (Jandi Swanson) in the episode "Clinton Avenue Memoirs" in Season 5.