Ernesto Cavuoto

May 7, 1948 ~ January 23, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Ernesto Cavuoto Obituary

Ernesto "Ernie" Cavuoto, 75, of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. He was the beloved husband of Antonina (Martino) Cavuoto for over 55 years. Born in Beltiglio, Province of Benevento, Italy, he was the son of the late Angelo and Evelina (Mignone) Cavuoto.  Ernesto dedicated over 26 years of his career as a district sales and regional manager for Roma Foods and Performance Food Group. During his time with Roma, he achieved a remarkable feat by entering the Guinness World Book of Records for crafting the largest pizza in the world in 1989.  Additionally, he owned and managed Italian restaurants in the Lehigh Valley, leaving a flavorful legacy.  A man of strong work ethics, Ernesto took great pride in his professional endeavors.  However, his deepest love was reserved for his family and grandchildren, whom he adored dearly.

Survivors: Ernesto is survived by his loving wife Antonina, his daughter Evelina Ruela of Bethlehem, son Angelo Cavuoto and his wife Jaime of Northampton, and grandchildren Justin, Joshua, Logan, Colin, and Camryn. He is also fondly remembered by his sisters Laura DeNisi and her husband Marco of Bath, and Guiseppina DeNisi and her husband Franco of Treviso, Italy, along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Carlo Cavuoto and son-in-law Anthony G. Ruela.

Services: Services in memory of Ernesto will include a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 3219 Santee Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18020. A viewing will be held on Monday evening from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 and again on Tuesday morning in the church from 10 A.M. until the time of the Mass. Entombment will follow in the family’s private mausoleum at Holy Saviour Cemetery.  Memories and tributes can be shared at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Ernesto's name to the American Heart Association, 
4250 Crums Mill Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112.

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January 29, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cantelmi Long Funeral Home
500 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA

January 30, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
3219 Santee Rd
Bethlehem, PA

Mass of Christian Burial
January 30, 2024

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
3219 Santee Rd
Bethlehem, PA


American Heart Association
4250 Crums Mill Road, Harrisburg PA 17112
Web: http:/https://www.heart.org


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