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Our beloved John passed away on October 20, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father Raymond Joseph Cavallucci . John is survived by his loving wife Betty, and his mother, Mary Cavallucci Mascarino. He also leaves behind his son John Michael (Michae) Cavallucci of Glendale, Arizona, and daughter Jill (Greg ) Ruzgerian of Fountain Valley, CA, brothers Sam (Darece) Cavallucci of Memphis, TN. and Wayne (Jenny) Cavallucci of West Linn, OR., along with 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
John was born to Mary and Raymond on October 9, 1941. He attended Leuzinger High school in Lawndale, CA. John served his country proudly in Vietnam from 1966-1968. Following his time in the service, John began his banking career as a teller at Bank of America. Later he became a successful bank President and CEO of Chino Valley Bank, ending his banking career at Metro Commerce Bank in San Rafael, CA. as Chairman of the Board. John met the love of his life, Betty and the two married in 1981. Upon retirement, John and Betty moved to Granite Bay, California.
Although small in stature, all 117 pounds of him, John had the heart of a giant. His love for his wife and family was unparalleled. His other passions included golf (first hole-in-one May 2002) and a good game of poker. John especially enjoyed yearly trips to Las Vegas with mother Mary and his two brothers, trips with his son and daughter, frequent golf trips with his longtime high school buddies and many wonderful times spent with his adored grandchildren. His devotion to his beloved Westie, Jackie was well known. John's final month was filled with the joys of a brand new puppy, Joey.
Many hearts are fuller today after being touched by John Cavallucci. John will be very much missed.
Viewing will be held in the chapel at Draper Mortuary in Ontario, Ca. on Friday, October 25, 2013 from 10 11 a.m. with a graveside service immediately following at 11:30 at Bellevue Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in his name to The Westie Rescue and Rehome of Sacramento 4015 Aragon Way, Rancho Cordova, Ca 95742.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Oct. 24, 2013