Peter Sivo Sr. “Papa” of Middletown NY, beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 at home with his loving family by his side. He was 95 years young.
Pop, no words can describe the impact you’ve had on all of our lives. You were a wise, supportive and loving father, who gave of himself and was always there whenever we needed you. Mom has been waiting for you at Heaven’s doors for a while, and now you can be “Together Forever”.
Peter was a Navy veteran of World War II and a lifelong Yankees fan. His favorite activities were fishing, bowling, playing racquetball with his best friend Joe, and most of all, playing golf. Peter retired as a Manager after 25 years from Circle “F” Industries in Trenton NJ. Peter’s real love & passion was his music. He was a self-taught musician, who learned to read, and write music in his early 20’s. He played in and helped arrange music for some of the Big Bands at that time. Peter has written well over 600 copyrighted songs, and his last CD was released in 2016. Some of his songs are on records, some on CD’s, some in movies, and many in cable TV series. His greatest satisfaction, and realization of his lifelong dream came from looking at his computer every morning, with his cup of tea to see who listened to and enjoyed his music. A life very well lived.
Son of the late Andrew and Mary Sivo, he was born July 24, 1923 in Trenton, NJ. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Rose (Pelegrini) Sivo, 2 brothers, Anthony Sivo, Andrew Sivo, and sister Louise Bruni. He is survived by his son, Peter Sivo Jr., his wife Flory “Patricia” Sivo, of Middletown NY, granddaughters Katherine Jaramillo, Patricia Jaramillo, grandson Josue Jaramillo and his cherished great grandchildren, Melanie, Melody, Fiona, Raquel, Benjamin, Cristian, and Mathias.
Per his wishes he will be cremated and the memorial service private.
Our family would like to extend our love, respect, and sincere gratitude to “our new family” the West team from Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties Inc. Your love, dedication, and compassion is without equal. Thank you all for everything.
Memorial donations in Peter’s memory may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550, hospiceoforange.com, or to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, Middletown, NY.