The Malley Family traces their baking heritage in the Rochester, NY area back to the 1860’s. Bob Malley’s great grandfather Sam Durnherr baked “soda” crackers that were packed in barrels and shipped via the Erie Canal throughout the world.
At the turn of the 20th century, Bob’s grandfather James and his brother each started a home delivery bakery using horse and wagon.
Bob’s father Jim Malley started working for Whele Baking Co. in 1928, as a home delivery driver. In 1933, Whele Bakery was sold to Hathaway Bakeries of Boston, Massachusetts. Jim stayed on with Hathaway and worked his way up to become V.P. of the corporation and had 2,000 delivery trucks on the road.
In 1958, Jim Malley resigned from Hathaway Bakeries and opened Donuts Delite at the corner of Empire and Culver. His son, Bob Malley, soon left his job as a teacher to help with the family business. Over the years, all the Malley children were part of Donuts Delite from 1958 to 2005.
Salvatore “SoccerSam” Fantauzzo, the founder of Salvatore’s Pizzeria, purchased the then closed landmark to open a Salvatore’s location with the help of John Coraggioso and Ray LoRe. SoccerSam negotiated with Bob Malley to allow them to carry the original recipe donuts at the Salvatore’s location. With the help of Bob Malley and his son Michael, they recreated all the original donut recipes from 1958 and reintroduced Salvatore’s at the famous Donuts Delite building in 2010. Soon after, Nick Semeraro became the Owner/Operator and now this Salvatore’s location offers Salvatore’s famous pizza, full breakfast and Donuts Delite donuts as part of their menu.