Salvatore Dennis Paradise age 73, of Harrodsburg, passed away at 6:10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at the Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was born Sept. 15, 1948, to the late Salvatore and Mary Paradise.
Salvatore was a graduate of Penn State University, a Peace Corps alumnus and a retired employee of Harrodsburg Comprehensive Care.
In retirement, he enjoyed volunteering at the local animal shelter, walking dogs and encouraging pet adoptions. Friends nicknamed him “the Dog Whisperer.” Sal also supported the conservation of trees.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Dolorus Paradise.
Survivors include: one brother, David Paradise; two sisters, Cynthia (Richard) Miller and Donna (William) Scheuring; one niece, Diane Miller; and one special friend, Sharon Fledderman.
Cremation was chosen and there will be no services.
Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home in Springfield was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mercer County Animal Shelter or animal rescue group of one’s choice.