Kurt T. Caravaglia, age 59, of Erie, died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at UPMC Hamot following an extended illness. He was born December 4, 1953 in Erie, a son of Gina Vagnarelli Caravaglia of West Virginia, and the late Louis Caravaglia. He was owner of Caravaglia Builders. He was site Manager of "Erie Summer Festival of Arts" and past President of the National Association of Remodelers Industry (NARI). He had a passion for Sicilian culture and cuisine and taught local cooking classes. Kurt was an avid collector of antiques and antique cars. He was preceded in death by his faithful dog, Luca. Besides his mother he is survived by one son, Santangelo Battiste Caravaglia and Camille Milisenna Caravaglia, both of Erie; one sister, Gina Caravaglia of West Virginia; and seven brothers, Louis Christian Caravaglia, Kim Caravaglia, wife Kimberly, and Christopher Caravaglia, wife Susan, all of Erie, Thomas Caravaglia, wife Joanne, of Virginia, Dion Caravaglia, wife Bonnie of Connecticut, Jason Caravaglia, wife Karen of Virginia, and Sean Caravaglia, wife Sian of New Jersey. Also survived by one grandson, Richard Lee Hulsinger III, and many nieces and nephews. No calling hours will be observed. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. The John R. Orlando Funeral Home, Inc., 2122 Raspberry Street, is handling the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. To send condolences visit www.orlandofuneralhome.com
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 22, 2013