With heavy hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Leonard Cavaliere at the age of 92, in his beloved home in Warren on Thursday, January 11, 2024. Leonard, a cherished son of Plainfield, spent his formative years in Plainfield before making Warren his home for over six decades.
A proud veteran, Leonard served with distinction in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, with a notable tenure stationed in Korea. His patriotism and commitment to his country were hallmarks of his character.
Leonard's entrepreneurial spirit shone brightly as he co-founded Cavaliere Brothers Disposal in Piscataway with his twin brother, Joseph. Their successful disposal business was not only a testament to their hard work but also symbolized their unbreakable bond.
Known for his diligent work ethic, Leonard found joy and satisfaction in working with his hands. His prowess in the machine shop was unmatched, often seen making intricate repairs with skill and ease. Leonard's generosity in sharing his mechanical expertise was well-known; he was always the first to lend a hand in fixing anything, from a lawn mower to complex machinery, for friends and family alike.
A voracious reader, Leonard had an insatiable appetite for non-fiction, often found engrossed in a good book, exploring the depths of history and the wonders of the world.
Above all, family was the cornerstone of Leonard's life. His close-knit relationship with his late twin brother, Joseph, and his dear sister, Rose, was a source of immense joy and comfort to him. Leonard's dedication to his family was unwavering, and his presence as a guiding light will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his sister, Rose Cavaliere.
Please join us in celebrating Leonard's life during a visitation at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, NJ. The visitation will be held on Monday, January 15, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by a 12 p.m. funeral service at the funeral home. Leonard will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery in Scotch Plains, where he will be honored and remembered with love and respect.