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Joseph Bavaro FAIA

Red Bank - Joseph Bavaro FAIA, 92, of Red Bank, NJ, died on January 31, 2018 at Riverview Medical Center. He was born in Staten Island, NY to the late Dominick and Mary Bavaro and lived in Middletown until moving to Florida in 1993. Joseph worked as an architect for the Hillier Group in NY. He was made a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1989. From an early age he loved sports, especially baseball, and he loved the Yankees. He was an avid golfer. He enjoyed Big Band music, Frank Sinatra and Louis Prima made regular appearances on his stereo at home. His true passion was architecture. He always said he was proudest of two things in his life, his family and architecture.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Josephine (nee Aronne); his son, Roy Bavaro and his partner Steven Joseph of New York, NY; his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Fran Bavaro of Middletown, NJ; his grandchildren, Jennifer DeLuca and her husband Frank, Lesly Bavaro and her husband James Kenny, Chris Bavaro, and Rebecca Bavaro; his great-grandchildren, Emily, Avery, Charlotte, and Frank DeLuca and Riley Kenny; and many nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

Joseph was preceded in death by his sister, Dolores, and his brother, Frank.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 2, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 9:30 am at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 10:30 am at St. Mary's Chapel, 26 Leonardville Rd., Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Joseph's name to the Patriot Charities, , or the Ronald McDonald House. For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 1, 2018
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