Former Uniontown Area High student and football player Salvatore A. “Sal” Mercadante, age 70, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021 in his home. Sal was born in Uniontown, PA on June 13, 1950 to the late Frank E. And Mary Grego Mercadante.
Sal was a 1968 graduate of Uniontown High School where he excelled as a member of the football team, was a member of the 1965 undefeated football team and WPIAL champs then played for Juanita College and received in 1971 small college first team All-American in football. Sal graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Business from Juanita College. He was a regional manager for Hersey Company then came back home to start his business Merc’s Restaurant which he ran for twenty-two years.
Merc was a member of St Therese de Liseux R. C. Church, chairman of the athlete committee Uniontown High School Hall of Fame.
Left to cherish Sal’s memory are a son Matthew Mercadante of Harrisburg, PA; a daughter, Maria Mercadante of Uniontown; two grandchildren, Jaya Holt and Ja-Vaya Holt; a brother, Anthony Mercadante and wife Pam of Uniontown; nieces and nephews, Michael Mercadante and wife Lisa, Nicole Olson and husband Ron, Michael Mercadante, Jr, Mario Mercadante, Wyatt Olson and Luke Olson; special friend, Cindy Lacostic; and former wife Susan Mercadante.
Following is a link to a story about Sal and his life that was published in the Herald Standard https://www.heraldstandard.com/sports/local/remembering-sal-mercadante/article_d490e9e6-504b-11eb-98a3-8fd3afd5de4e.html.