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Richard A. Cavalline | 84

November 11, 1937 - April 22, 2022

Richard A. Cavalline, 84, of 396 Ash Street, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 22, 2022.

He was born November 11, 1937, in Kersey, son of the late Louis P. and Marie Malone Cavalline.  Dick was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1956.  He was a retired employee of Pure Carbon Co. and was proud of his country, serving in the United States Army National Guard.

On February 13, 1960 in the Shiloh Presbyterian Church, Dick married the late Margaret Jeanne Urbancic, who preceded him in death on March 8, 2022.

He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Meyer and her husband Ernie of Sausalito, CA; his son, Christopher Cavalline and his wife Jodi of Wellington, FL; six grandchildren: Christopher Jr., Carson, Cole, Madison, McKensie, and Kelsey; three great-grandchildren; by his two sisters: Karen Lang (John “Yogi”) of Kersey and Denise Sago of Kersey; and by his sister-in-law, Julie Cavalline.

In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his son Timothy James Cavalline on December 24, 1995; and by his brother, Jerome J. Cavalline on February 14, 2013.

He was a member of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church.  Dick was passionate about golfing with his friends at the St. Marys Golf and Country Club – participating in many leagues. While he loved all things golf – he especially enjoyed the 19th hole. He was an active member of the St. Mary’s Quarterback Club, the St. Marys American Legion, and the PFL.  Dick was a family guy who loved to spend time in the sun at the beach.  He loved all sports – particularly the Steelers.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 6:00 PM.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 4:00 PM until the time of service.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839.



April 27, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

April 27, 2022
6:00 PM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Final Resting Place


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  1. So sorry to hear of your loss. I really enjoyed having a beer and listening to his stories at the Legion in St. Marys. He was a great guy! Always something funny to say! He’ll be missed.

  2. Lisa, Chris and families, Sorry for your heartbreaking loss. I will miss seeing Dick showing up for a QB meeting once in a while. Always like talking with him over the years. One of my favorite as we say in the club old timers. I imagine his smile upon seeing “His Bride” again. I would have attended had I been in town. A big loss for sure. Deepest Sympathy.

  3. Chris, Lisa and families

    Our prayers and warm rememberences are with you at this most difficult time. I’ll never forget the first Midland trip.

  4. Dear Lisa and Chris, my heart goes out to you both and to your families. I will keep you all in my prayers. I know your mom and dad are together again. 🤗♥️🙏

  5. Mr. Cavalline will be missed by All! He touched so many of us with his fun and good-natured self.

    Our deepest condolences for Lisa, Ernie, Madison & McKensie and for your families.

    Marcy-Stephen-Craig & Jack

  6. So sorry to hear of the loss of Dick. Sending deepest condolences and prayers to Lisa, Chris, and your families.

  7. So sorry for your loss.
    You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Dean, Mary, & Ryan Hanes

  8. So sorry!! I had a great visit with him on April 13h at Save A Lot!! Admired his strength!! Dick was so excited about the golfing season!! Healing hugs!! Dorothy & Dave Weichman

  9. Thoughts and prayers to Lisa, Chris and families. So many memories from camping at Twin Lakes.

  10. We are very sad to hear of Dick’s passing.
    Had great times golfing with him & the old crew years ago & also at Pure Carbon.
    Rest in Peace Dick, you are reunited with your beloved Jeannie.
    God bless his family at this sad time.

  11. Chris, Lisa and family,
    We were so sorry to read about Dick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Leo and Ellen

  12. Karen and Denise, we were so sorry to hear about Dick’s death. You have our deepest sympathy. Your family will be in my prayers.

  13. Alan and I are sorry for the loss of Dick. We both worked with him years ago at Pure Carbon. Bless you all.

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