Anthony Cavallo, WWII Navy vet

By on October 13, 2011

Anthony J. Cavallo, of Denver, formerly of New Providence, N.J., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 in Pennsylvania.

Anthony was a 1941 graduate of Columbia High School in South Orange, N.J. In 1942, Tony enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served during World War II in Naval Aviation as a first class chief petty officer. During his four years in Naval Aviation, Tony served in the South Pacific where he and his crew rescued down pilots. Tony often spoke fondly of his time in the Navy and his experiences during his years of service.

After the war, Tony came home to Maplewood, N.J., and in 1948 married Mickey Cavallo, with whom he would spend the next 61 years. In 1959, Tony and Mickey moved to New Providence, N.J., where they would spend their lives together until her passing in 2009. After a decade in the printing industry, in 1968, Tony went to work for Arrow Uniform Company in Newark, N.J., where he became the Teamster shop steward. In 1995, he retired from Arrow at the age of 73. Tony was a devoted father and devoted husband. Tony was also an avid New York Giants fan and enjoyed watching them over the years.

Tony is survived by his son: Anthony, of Denver; his daughter-in-law: Kathleen; granddaughter: Linnea; grandson: Christopher; and his nephew: Vincent Cavallo, of Amelia Island, Fla. Tony also treasured his good friends and neighbors in New Providence, including Jack and Jane and Eddie and Lydia.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral mass at Our Lady Of Peace Church, 111 South St., New Providence, N.J., on Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. Interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, N.J.

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