Ralph DellaCava Sr. passed away peacefully at the age of 78 on October 20th at his home in Eastchester, NY with his family by his side. Ralph was born on September 23rd, 1942 in Bronx, NY to Louis and Aurora Della Cava. He met the love of his life Rosalie (Cimo) in 1959. They married the following year and moved to Eastchester, NY where they raised their three children, Corinne, Ralph Jr, and Laura. Ralph is predeceased by his parents and daughter, Corinne. He is survived by his brother Louis (Melody); his wife Rosalie; his two children Ralph (Geralyn), Scarsdale, NY and Laura (Peter Anderson), Brookfield, CT; his six grandchildren Joseph (Barbara), Jamie, Nicole (Tom), Michael, Lindsay, and Alyssa; and his three great-grandchildren Layla, Joseph, and Dominic. Ralph loved spending time with his family. He was an avid golfer at his beloved Lake Isle CC and enjoyed socializing with friends. He will be greatly missed and always remembered for his vibrant personality, kind soul, and unmatched generosity. The wake will be held at Yannantuono Funeral Home in Mount Vernon on Friday October 23rd from 4-8pm. The funeral Mass will be held on Saturday October 24th at 10am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Scarsdale followed by the burial service at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
The family wishes to express their deep appreciation and a sincere thank you to all of Ralph’s caregivers. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in Ralph’s name to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
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