GUIDO CAVALLO (Age 95)
Of Arlington, VA, and Boca Raton, FL, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2016. As a long-time teacher and wrestling coach at Washington-Lee High School (W-L) in Arlington, VA, he will be missed by many whose lives he touched and influenced. He was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts and was a high school football star. In World War II, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and received an honorable discharge after the war ended. He attended the George Washington University, where he earned a degree in psychology. While at school, he met his wife, Delores Hastings. He started teaching at W-L in 1957, where he taught History and Psychology. He quickly became a popular teacher. He also became the head varsity wrestling coach. Over the next 20 years, he never had a losing record--a tribute to his coaching abilities. He coached two Virginia state champions and many regional and district champions.After retiring from coaching and teaching, he continued his interest in athletics by becoming a competitive golfer and softball player. He participated in the Senior Olympics in both Virginia and Florida and finished second in the National Senior Olympics golf tournament. He also won several Florida gold and qualifying metals.He is survived by his daughter, Trudy, son Guy, and three grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, December 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA. Interment will be on December 15 at 10 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Published by The Washington Post on Dec. 11, 2016.