In Memory of
Theodore J. Civetta
February 3, 1929 – February 14, 2018
Theodore J. Civetta, Sr. died on Wednesday at his home in Scarsdale. He was 89 and had been managing the aftermath of a stroke for several years.
Ted was born in New York City on February 3, 1929 to Domenica and John Civetta, one of the founders of Civetta Excavating Inc. and John Civetta & Sons, Inc. He obtained a degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College in 1951 and served in the army in 1956. After being stationed in England, he returned home in 1956 to join his father’s construction business.
For over 50 years Ted was involved in foundation and construction projects that helped shape the New York skyline and played an integral role in shaping some of the largest public infrastructure and private developments in all five boroughs of the city. He was President of the General Contractors Association in 1984 and 1985 and remained active in the construction industry until his stroke. He is succeeded in his family business by his two sons, Ted Jr. and John G., his brother John, and other family members.
Ted leaves his wife of 64 years, Celestine, their son Theodore Jr., daughter Margaret, son John and his wife Diane; six grandchildren, Genevieve and her husband John Allen, Alexander and his wife Tess Dearing, Vivien and her husband C.J. Slicklen, Nicholas, Christie, and Patrick; step-granddaughter Emily Yankowitz; and two great grandchildren, Beatrice and Rowan.
A wake will be held on Friday, February 16 from 2-5pm and 6-9pm at the Edwin Bennett Funeral Home, 824 Scarsdale Avenue, Scarsdale, New York. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, February 17 10AM at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 8 Carman Road, Scarsdale, New York.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps. SVAC
P.O. Box 92 Scarsdale, NY 10583 or visit their website.
Civetta, Theodore J. [MC1951 RIP]
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Good Afternoon All,
It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of Fellow Jasper, Mr. Theodore J. Civetta ‘ Ted ‘ 51 BSCE. Thank you Tom Groark ’71, Milo Traverso ’81, Tom Mauriello and Lou Calvelli for sharing your thoughts and the sad news with us of the death of this good man.
Tom Groark, Executive Director, The Moles, tells us of Mr. Civetta’s 41 year membership and support of ‘ The Moles ‘ and Ted’s leadership for many years of the well known John Civetta and Sons, Inc. The Moles is a Fraternal Organization of the Heavy Construction Industry and considered to be the most prestigious organization of its’ kind in the world. Ted Civetta was of a mind with that.
We pray for Ted, his Wife of 64 years, Celestine, and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Ted’s Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated today, February 17, 2018, at Immaculate Mary Church in Scarsdale. The Family have shared the following Obituary.
Thank you all. God Bless.
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