Salvatore "Chuckie" Merlino



Age: 73


Summary: convicted mobster and father of former Philadelphia mob boss Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino who had rose through the notorious Philadelphia crime family to become underboss of reputed American Mafia leader Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo in the 1980's, where he even served for a time as acting boss while Scarfo was jailed on a weapons violation.



Cause of Death: Lengthy illness


Born: June 29, 1939


Died: October 22, 2012


Location: Fort Worth, Texas