Born in Manhattan March 5, 1965, to immigrant parents Bernardina and Antonio, Sal was proud of his Filipino heritage. Friends admired his intellect, grace, and humor. He graduated from the United Nations International School (UNIS), receiving the prestigious U Thant award. UNIS remained vital to Sal; he was assistant executive director from 2012 onward.
At Princeton Sal majored in politics, joined Colonial, and was a Wilson RA. He attended Columbia Law School and went into public service. This included leadership roles at the New York City Office for People with Disabilities and the Department of Homeless Services, Safe Horizon, and the Goddard Riverside Community Center.
Sal was passionate about human rights, justice, and equality. He was devoted to his sons and wife and loved to spend time with them. Sal took great pleasure in preparing amazing gourmet meals. He was a voracious reader and enjoyed biking.
Besides his wife and sons, Sal is survived by his father, four siblings (including Kurt Uy ’01), many relatives, and his first wife, Lauren Rosenthal, mother of his sons.