Savino Orlando Cavaliere

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Savino “Sal” Orlando Cavaliere of Winters passed on May 24, at the age of 97. Born on Nov. 22, 1922, in Verbicaro, Italy, to Ludovico Cavaliere, and Biagina Cirimele, the first of three siblings. He spent his childhood in Italy and emigrated to San Francisco in 1946, after WW2. After learning english, he attended UC Berkeley, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. In 1953, he was wed to his wife of 65 years, Olga. Sal worked in accounting and small businesses in SF. In 1975, they moved to Winters, where he owned Butler Bookkeeping, working there until retirement. He enjoyed Winters and the community so much that he retired there. Was particularly proud of his homemade wine and shared it with friends whenever he could. His passion for soccer was unlimited, especially watching his “Napoli” team every Sunday afternoon. An avid history buff, with fishing and gardening filling his days. Always the patriarch of the family and his love and caring went beyond his immediate family to friends and extended family, never forgetting a birthday or anniversary and taking the responsibility for the hard decisions to do the right thing and never the easy way. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Olga, two sons Ludwig and Ivan, their spouses Maria and Lamia, and grandchildren Vincent, Paolo, Gabriele, Dario and Alessio. Preceded by his brother Orlando, and sister Maria. Services will be at Saint Anthony’s Church in Winters, 511 Main St. A viewing will take place Wednesday, June 5 from 5 to 7 p.m., with a Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 6. Interment at Winters Cemetery will immediately follow the Mass, followed by a light lunch and refreshments at Saint Anthony’s adjacent hall.]]>

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