Kenneth (Muoio) Falvo
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On 12/06/12 (December 6, 2012) we lost someone so dear to us, that it is hard to imagine our lives without his presence. So it is said, that with great love comes great pain. Ken passed away at SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital, in Syracuse, NY, surrounded by his family. The care that he received there was out of the ordinary. His battle was a painful one that he could not win.
Born in Utica, NY on September 17, 1952, Ken was the son of Elvira (Muoio) Falvo and the late Robert Falvo, who passed away earlier this year on November 26, 2012. He was raised and received his primary education in local schools, attending Blessed Sacrament Grammar school and Notre Dame High School. He continued his education at Arizona State University. At one time Ken held positions with the Utica Water Board, Madeline Distributing Co., Atlas Oil Company and was most recently employed by Oneida County.
Kenny's real strength came when it concerned others. He was an unselfish man who put everyone's needs before his own, especially when it came to his beloved family. He served as a caregiver to his brother Bob, his sister, Barb and most recently, his mom and dad. His favorite pastime was being with his friends, whether it be just spending time conversing, the Wednesday Night Poker game or watching a sporting event. From the Tour de France, Liverpool Soccer, "those damn Yankees" and of course the New York Giants, his passion was contagious. Ken was an athlete himself, he loved to play golf and fondly remembered "the good old days" of championship soft ball. His family will always cherish the family trips to New York City and South Florida with Ken's witty responses and abounding wisdom.
He leaves behind his cherished son, Christopher; his mother, Elvira, who he was truly devoted to; a sister, Judy, with whom he shared a special bond, and her husband, John Sullivan; his nephew and godson, Jackson Sullivan; a nephew, Peter Casatelli and his wife, Melissa and their children, Leah Rose, P.J., and Cole, who all adored their uncle Ken; a loving niece, Christina Casatelli and Tony D'Alessandro; a brother-in-law, Ron Castelli; and his godson, Anthony Talarico. Also surviving are aunts, uncles and cousins from the Dote and Battelene families. Kenny also leaves behind many very special friends.
In keeping with Kenny's wishes, there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial and celebration of life which will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at Holy Trinity Church in Utica. The Falvo family will receive visitors in church immediately following the funeral service. A tribute to Ken's life will be held on Saturday after the service, at a place to be announced all are welcome to attend.
Please consider memorial contributions in Kenny's memory to the Foundation for Upstate Medical University/Upstate Cancer Center. Envelopes will be available at the service. Funeral arrangements are with Adrean Funeral Service Inc.
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch on December 12, 2012