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In Memory of

Raymond J. Tavalaro

October 9, 1945 - November 29, 2016

Obituary


Raymond J. Tavalaro, 71, of Port St. Lucie passed away peacefully with his wife by his side, Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Treasure Coast Hospice residence in Ft. Pierce, FL. He was a member of the Baha’i Faith since 1983.



Raymond was born in Oceanside, New York, moved to Boca Raton in 1983 and resided in Port St. Lucie for the past three years. Ray’s love of cars and auto racing served to fuel his life-long career as an expert auto mechanic. His passion for sports had led him to a brief stint with...

Raymond J. Tavalaro, 71, of Port St. Lucie passed away peacefully with his wife by his side, Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Treasure Coast Hospice residence in Ft. Pierce, FL. He was a member of the Baha’i Faith since 1983.



Raymond was born in Oceanside, New York, moved to Boca Raton in 1983 and resided in Port St. Lucie for the past three years. Ray’s love of cars and auto racing served to fuel his life-long career as an expert auto mechanic. His passion for sports had led him to a brief stint with the NFL’s Washington Redskin as well as coaching where he worked with and inspired young athletes.



He is preceded in death by his parents, Julian and Irene Tavalaro.



Survivors include his loving wife Joan of 43 years; their two sons, Raymond and his wife Tania, Vincent and his wife Krista; his two brothers, Jay and his wife Marie, Albert Tavalaro and a grandson, Lee.



Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, December 2, 2016 at Aycock FH-Byrd, Young & Prill Chapel, 1170 SW Bayshore Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34983.



Contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 5090 Dunn Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34981.