Robert LaCava

  • Born: July 14, 1938
  • Died: May 19, 2017
  • Location: Pelham Manor, New York

Pelham Funeral Home

64 Lincoln Ave
Pelham, NY 10803

Tel. (914) 738-1060

Tribute & Message From The Family

A loving Uncle, Grand-Uncle and Friend.

Robert LaCava of Pelham Manor, NY passed away on Friday, May 19th. He was 78 years of age.

Born in New York City, NY to Salvatore and Jenny LaCava, Robert was one of four children. Robert was raised in the Bronx and attended Morris High School where he would later graduate. After graduation Robert apprenticed at the Golden Mirror Hair Salon in New Rochelle. His apprenticeship as a hairstylist would eventually lead to a life long career.

Robert liked to dance, ice-skate and attend art shows. It was at one of the art shows that he met his partner of 43 years George Ornato. They would later get married in Greenwich CT. They has a wonderful and happy life together. George predeceased Robert on April 29th of this year.

Robert will be remembered as a friendly and family orientated man. He loved the family holidays. He was a great cook and had a wonderful sense of humor. He had many friends and would often be seen socializing with George at the Renaissance Deli or at Rockwells in Pelham.

Robert is survived by his brother Carmine LaCava of New Rochelle. His niece Patricia and his three nephews Richard, Dale and Michael LaCava. He will be lovingly remembered by is grand-nephews, and grand-nieces. He is predeceased by his brothers Alfonso and John LaCava.

A celebration of Roberts life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home, 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham, NY, on Tuesday, May 22nd from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.
A Mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church, 15 Shea Place New Rochelle NY on Wednesday, May 23rd at 09:30 AM. Robert will be cremated and reunited with his husband George. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

To the family, I am sorry to hear the news aboutRobert. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this challenging time. Isaiah 61:1,2

Posted by A friend   June 19, 2017


Carl (Carmine) Audrey and family please except our deepest condolences on Robert's passing George as well. Just read about the arrangements. So sorry we missed the services. May they both Rest In Peace
God Bless them God Bless The family as well. Ralph and Marie L.

Posted by Ralph./. Marie Luc - New Rochelle, NY - Friend   May 24, 2017

Oh Robert - Joe and I will miss you and George so much! We had so many great laughs and times together! Rest in peace and give George a kiss for us. We wish your family our deepest heart felt sympathy.

Posted by Joe and Angela Keating - Pelham Manor, NY - Friend   May 23, 2017

Robert, I will miss you and George so much! It will never be the same not being able to see you both at your special table at Renaissance... it will always be your table for me. Rest in Peace my friends...I know you will be watching over us! Miss you both eternally!

Posted by maria - Mount Vernon, NY - Friend   May 23, 2017

Robert, rest in peace with George. We will miss you.

Posted by Mel and Sheila Beacher - New Rochelle, NY - Friend   May 23, 2017

We want to express our deepest sympathy to Robert's family. May my dearest friend rest in peace. We will always hold you in our thoughts and hearts. Bob Distasio and Robert Lombardo

Posted by Robert Distasio - White Plains, NY - Friend   May 22, 2017

My most sincere condolences on the loss of Robert. May he rest in peace.
Trudi Bunke

Posted by Trudi Bunke - New Rochelle, NY - Friend   May 22, 2017

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