James Cavello

Obituary of James Cavello

James Cavello of Rock Hill died Saturday, March 10, 2007 in New York City after a short illness. He was 61 years old. The son of the late James Cavello and Rita Donahue Cavello, he was born November 10, 1945 in Brooklyn. Jim retired as a driver from UPS out of Chester, NY after 28 years and in his retirement he sold real estate for Rieber Realty in Monticello. He was an active member of the Rock Hill Fire Department for the past 33 years serving as President for several years and as Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners for the past several years. He was a New York State Fire Instructor for many years, retiring in 2006 after training hundreds of Sullivan County Firefighters. He also served as Vice-President of the Rock Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps. He was renowned as an auctioneer for many volunteer organizations including the Rock Hill United Methodist Church, Rock Hill Fire Department and Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and others. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years: Barbara, at home in Rock Hill; a son: Christopher Cavello & his wife Christine of Forestburgh; two daughters: Kathy Fraser & her husband Brian of Monticello and Diane Mace & her husband Scott of Rock Hill; six loving grandchildren: Kerri, Trevor, Joshua, Abigail, Adam & Hanna; his sisters: Cecelia & Kenny Quinn of Katonah, NY and Ellen & Daniel Fields of Palm Coast, FL; and many loving nieces & nephews. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 13 from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello. Firematic services will be held at 8:00pm on Tuesday night. His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 14 at 11:00am at the Rock Hill Fire Dept., Glen Wild Road in Rock Hill. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations in memory of Jim can be made to the Rock Hill Fire Dept, P.O. Box 116, Rock Hill, NY 12775 or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at www.cff.org. He was an avid friend of Bill's. Arrangements are under the direction of VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello. For additional information please visit www.kennyfuneralhome.com
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Tuesday, March 13, 2007
VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc.
401 Broadway
Monticello, New York, United States
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