Jerome J. Cavalline

Jerome J. Cavalline, 71, of 324 Ash Street, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, February 14, 2013, at the Elk Regional Health Center.

He was born March 19, 1941 in Coal Hollow, son of the late Louis P. and Marie Malone Cavalline.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1959.  He was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, Speer Carbon, Elk Regional Health Center and was also a former school bus driver.

On September 26, 1986, in the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Wilcox, he married Julie A. Johnson, who survives.  He is also survived by two daughters, Tracy McDonald and her husband Joseph of Oil City and Jamie Cavalline of St. Marys; two sons, John Cavalline and his wife Darcy of Manlius, NY and Aaron Cavalline and his wife Sarah of Erie; 11 grandchildren, Isabella, Talia, Victoria, Christina, Alyson, Tessa, Sydney, Makenzie, Gianna, Sawyer and Megan; two sisters, Karen Verbeck and her fiancée John “Yogi” Lang of Kersey and Denise Sago and her husband James of Kersey; and a brother, Richard Cavalline and his wife Jeanne of St. Marys.

Mr. Cavalline was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, served for 46 years as a volunteer fireman with the Crystal Fire Department, served 11 years with the PA National Guard and served in the US Army from 1959 to 1961.  He was certified as an EMT Instructor, AMA Instructor, American Red Cross Instructor, Advanced First Aid Instructor and Assistant PA State Fire School Instructor.  At the Crystal Fire Department, he served as fireman, captain, lieutenant, secretary, parade chairman, picnic chairman and fire police.  Among his hobbies, he enjoyed golfing, gardening, wood-working, hunting and fishing.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, as celebrant.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday evening, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Crystal Fire Department, PO Box C, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Diane (Herzing) Scutella February 16, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Dick, Karen and Denise;

Our deepest sympathy in the passing of your brother Jerry.

Diane & Joe Scutella

Joyce Ferris Dotson February 16, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. It has been many years but I still remember what a wonderful friend Jerry was and what a wonderful couple you were. I am praying that God will give you and Jamie the strength to get through this. Hold on to the memories and remember Jerry will always be looking down from heaven on you and Jamie. He will be sadly missed. God Bless.

ROSE {NEFF} SCHLODER February 16, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Dearest Julie, Jamie, Denise, Karen, Dick & Family members,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss, Jerry was such a good guy always.
Growing up with him in Dagus Mines, I could only ever praise him for his kindness & need to help others. The whole community will miss seeing Jerry around. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Please know we are here if you may need us in any way.
The hardest part is being left behind but know that he will RIP.
Rose & Ron Schloder, ~Jennifer & Marty Ott & family~

Scott Surra February 16, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Deepest sympathy from all of us at the Fox Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept.

Rudy & Carole Zendri February 16, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Our very sincere sympathy to the family of Jerry Cavalline.
Julie, you will be in our prayers and heart remembering our days of work and friendship.
Jerry was a great guy and we will always remember him and the “good old days.” Much love.

Jenn Pinzok February 17, 2013 at 8:14 am

Aaron & Sarah,
I am truly sorry for your loss. From experience I can tell you that although he may be gone from this earth physically, he will be with you every step of the way. Look for signs from him he’s ok – you’ll know and it will make things just a little easier. May you find comfort in your memories. If you need anything, Phil and I are here for you. Peace.
Jenn and Phil Pinzok

Mary Maletto Britton February 17, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers, Julie. May God be with you all.


Nick and Margie February 17, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Jerry. Our sincere prayers remain with you and the family. He will be fondly remembered.

Debbie and T.J. McDermott February 17, 2013 at 4:03 pm

So sorry for your loss. You are in are thoughts and prayers. I have not seen Jerry in years but still remember all the fun we had when we were kids growing up in Dagus Mines! He was simply the BEST! God Bless Your Family!

Karen and Wil Shirey February 17, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Dear Julie and Family,
We were shocked and saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. Please know we are holding you all close and pray that happy memories will help you through this sad time. There was only one Jerry. We will always treasure the fun times we shared with you two.
Loving sympathetic hugs,
Karen and Wil

Paulette Surra Geyer February 17, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Julie, Karen and Family,

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Jerry always had time for a chat; I missed seeing and talking with him after he was sent to Ridgway. He will be missed by all.

Judy Peterman February 18, 2013 at 12:14 pm

To know Jerry was to love him. He was one of a kind. My sympathies to all of you. I will keep you in my prayers.

Bonnie Annis February 19, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Please know that my thoughts have been with you, Julie, at this difficult time.

Lois Padasak Meleon February 19, 2013 at 10:28 pm

I am so sorry about Jerry. I just heard. I wish I had known as I would have come down. My deepest sympathy and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Lois

Laura and Brian Claypool and family February 20, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Julie and Family,
My sympathy to you and Jamie, and the rest of his family. What a shock to find out about him. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! You were a great couple. Always loved running into you both!

Rocco and Beth Petrilli February 21, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Please accept our prayers and condolences. We trust that God will ease your pain during this time of loss.

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