Obituary Notices and Memorials

CAVALLERO, Victor Joseph
CAVALLERO, Victor Joseph passed away peacefully on September 11, 2013 after a long and courageous struggle lasting nearly four years following a brain injury suffered in a fall in 2009. Victor was born in Alhambra, Calif. On January 24, 1931. He was 82 years old. Victor served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict and joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shortly after his discharge. He retired as a Captain in the Detective Division in 1987. Victor was preceded in death by his parents, Frances and Albert Cavallero, his sister, Jeanne and daughter Theresa. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline, daughter Tame, and step-daughter Debbie; sons-in-law Manuel Gurrola and David Rickard; grandsons Brett Rickard, Juan Seth Gurrola and Jacob Samuel Gurrola; great granddaughters Keira and Kaylyn Rickard; niece Christine Ramos and nephew Carlos Ramos, and grand nephews Daniel and Alex Ramos. Brothers, Edward Cavallero and Robert Cavallero and sister, Helen Marie Echt; and numerous beloved friends who he considered to be a part of his family. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff and caretakers at DJ's Care Home and owners, Don and Suzette Concepcion for their incredible care of Victor during the last three and one half years. In particular, his nurse, Alain De Guzman for providing extraordinary devoted care that not only extended Victor's life, but gave him a quality of life. Graveside services will be held at 11 am on September 20, 2013 at Good Shepard Cemetery at 43121 70th Street West in Lancaster, Calif. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at Gino's Italian Restaurant, 819 West Palmdale Blvd., at 12:30 pm. Those who are unable to attend the graveside services are most welcome to join us at the restaurant. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or to a charity of choice.

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