Anthony "Sonny" Cavallo, of Glendale, (Forest View Crescent), New York and Pembroke Pines, Florida passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Memorial Regional Hospital following a sudden illness. He was 98 years of age.
He was born in New York City, New York on January 24, 1920, son of Michael and Louise (Vallano) Cavallo. Following the death of his mother only weeks following his birth, Anthony was raised by Louie and Helen D'Ampora.
In his early years, Anthony and his family lived in East Harlem, later moving to The Bronx where he was raised and educated. Following high school, Anthony enlisted in The United States Army and served his country proudly under General Patton's Third Army with two years in the Army field artillery in France and Germany following the Allied Invasion of Normandy.
Following the war, Anthony went to work for R.H. Sterns in New York and later worked as a finance administrator for the City of New York, where he worked for many years until his retirement in 1983. Affectionately known as "Sonny" spent his summers in Glendale and winters in Florida for many years. He was a member of the American Legion, loved to play any type of card game. He was a devoted husband to his late wife, Hannah Cavallo who died in 2010.
Survived by his loving sister, Lorraine Bruno whom he was very close, two loving sons, Dennis (Laura) Cavallo and Paul Cavallo, adored grandsons, Anthony and Michael Cavallo along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by siblings, Millie Triak, Frank Cavallo and Anne Bente.
The family will greet friends on Thursday, January 10th from 11:00 ~ 12:00 with a Catholic service beginning at Twelve Noon with Fr. Pedro Lleo officiating.
Anthony will be laid to rest with Military Honors at Hollywood Memorial Gardens Cemetery following the service.
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You were the best father I could ever have hoped for. You were always kind, gentle, loving and patient.
I miss you.
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