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