The “Cake Boss” family and Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey lost a member this week. Sal Picinich lost his battle with cancer at the age of 63.
Sal of Carlo’s Bakery had been sick for a while, and after 45 years of working at the bakery, he stopped appearing on the show and working as much as he dealt with his illness. But he did return to Carlo’s Bakery to receive a great honor, the Employee of the Century Award on the bakery’s 100th anniversary.
Buddy “The Cake Boss” Valastro looked to Sal as a “second father,” and Sal had worked for Buddy’s dad Buddy Sr. before he passed away.
Although his celebrity status was short lived, his wife said he enjoyed it.
Sal leaves behind his beloved wife Lucille and his children, Danielle Picinich Reinoso and Salvatore Picinich as well as two grandchildren.