John Anthony Cavallaro, a lifelong resident of Chester, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 23, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones. He was 84 years old.
John was born in Goshen on Nov. 24, 1935, to Anthony James Cavallaro and Frieda Buda Cavallaro.
John, along with his brother Sam, son Andrew Cavallaro, grandson A.J. Cavallaro, and nephew Christopher Cavallaro, owned and operated Cavallaro Farms and A.J. Cavallaro & Sons, Inc., a Black Dirt produce farm and onion packaging company located in Goshen.
John was a 1953 graduate of Chester High School. He was active in the village of Chester government in the 1970s as a village trustee.
John was a lifelong member of the Walton Engine and Hose Fire Company in Chester. He was a 50-plus year member of the Elks Lodge 1097 in Middletown and a lifetime member of the National Onion Association.
John was preceded in death by his parents Anthony James Cavallaro and Frieda Buda Cavallaro and brother Salvatore (Sam) Cavallaro.
John was a kind, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marion Lupinski Cavallaro, at home, daughter LuAnn Cavallaro of Kernersville, N.C., son Andrew D. Cavallaro of Middletown, grandsons Anthony James Cavallaro and his wife Christie of Chester, Dr. Vincent Cavallaro and wife Jacqueline of Norwalk, Conn., granddaughter Brianna Cavallaro and fiancé James Francis Ognibene of Middletown; great-granddaughters Kaleigh Grace Cavallaro and Brielle Marion Cavallaro of Chester. John is also survived by his sister-in-law Kathy Cavallaro (Sam-deceased), Rose Lupinski Mazzarulli (Joe) and Christine Lupinski Battiatio (Russ-deceased)
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550, or the Chester Historical Society, 47 Main St., Chester, NY 10918.
Graveside services were held July 25 at St. Columba R.C. Church Cemetery in Chester.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Thomas F. Flynn and Brendan T. Flynn and the staff of Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc.
To offer an online memorial, please visit www.flynnfh.com