Joseph Cavalla

February 24, 1943 - November 13, 2023

Joseph Cavalla, 80, of Pittsburgh, PA passed away the early morning of Monday November 13th.

He was born in Newark NJ in 1943 to Joseph Cavalla and Elsa Celky. Joe attended Rider University as well as being a standout pitcher for the baseball team. After graduating he went on to work for Rider University for about 20 years. He took an opportunity to move his family to Pittsburgh, where he worked at the university as the Director of Student Activities. He is survived by his son David Cavalla, two grandchildren, along with his brother Frank Cavalla

Remembered by many loving relatives and friends.

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  • Patrick Barry

    What a great person and character – Joe thanks for all the great times and memories. Many condolences to David, Frank and family.

  • Terry and Linda Hasenkopf

    We were neighbors for about a year. Joe made such a good impression. Joe was an unique individual. Joe fought the good fight. Rest in peace.

  • Josh Wilson

    Joe and I were neighbors over 10 years. He was a good guy with a quick wit who was all in for Pittsburgh sports. He will be missed around the community. RIP Joe.

  • Joanne McCart

    Our deepest sympathy, and condolences to the Cavalla family, especially David, Heather, Alex and Ryan. Rest in peace, Joe.

  • Susan Parnell

    Joe was a great guy with a lively personality.
    He will be sorely missed.

    Rest in Peace Joe.

  • Maryann Scott

    Years of golf, lunches and good conversations were shared between Joe and my husband Mark, both Jersey boys, Rider for Joe, Seton Hall for Mark. Wonderful memories of a good man who will be missed by all.

  • HANS AND Jackie Falkenberg

    Joe was loved by all of us, he was kind and generous, we will miss him dearly.



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