THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 Page 3 City mourns loss of Robert “Bob” Cataldo Co-Founder of Cataldo Ambulance Service; Born and raised in Everett to the challenges of the neighborhood and learned many hard life lessons along the way. Although he was quite street-smart, he was not particularly interested in academics. He chose to enroll in the local vocational high school, and there he found his strong mechanical abilities. In 1958, Bob met Diana DelR obert Cataldo passed away on March 31, 2019, following a courageous battle with leukemia. Robert “Bob” was born and raised in Everett, Mass., the only son of Sabino and Mary Lou Cataldo. He was one of three children and grew up in a very modest area of Everett along with his sisters, Francine and Donna. Robert was never afraid to share stories of his challenging youth days and remembered fondly “growing up on the line,” a reference to the neighborhood’s close proximity to nearby Chelsea; it was a place where being tough was a necessity. By all accounts, Bob rose la Piana of Malden; ironically, the two chose to drag race each other down Revere Beach Parkway. As fate would have it, Diana won the race but Bob won Diana’s heart. Bob always joked that Diana had a big V8 and he had a total “crap box.” Bob joined the United States Air Force in 1959, and the couple eventually married in 1963. Shortly thereafter, Bob and Diana moved to Murphysboro, Tenn. The couple remained there until Bob was honorably discharged in 1965. Bobs maintained the passion for the U.S. Armed Services and garnered the deepest respect for those who served in defense of the Country. In 1968 the couple gave birth to their only son, Dennis, whom they named after Diana’s brother, Dennis, who had passed away in 1966 at the age of 22. In 1977, Bob started a new chapter in his life, and he did so with his lifelong partner Diana. The two opened the doors of Somerville Ambulance Service in August of that year. The company proved very challenging but was well run under their close stewardship and desire to succeed. For them, providing quality patient care and exceptional service was always the key measure of success. The company continued to grow, and eventually the name was changed to CatCATALDO | SEE PAGE 18 505 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Tel: 617-387-1120 www.gkdental.com • Family Dentistry • Crowns • Bridges • Veneers/Lumineers • Dental Implants • All on 4 Dental Implants • Emergency Dentist • Kid Friendly Dentist • Root Canals • Dentures • Invisalign Braces • Snap On Smile • Teeth Whitening We are the smile care experts for your entire family In House Dental Plan for $399 (Cleanings, X-Rays, Exams twice a year and 20% OFF Dental work) Schedule your FREE Consultations today You deserve more than a job. You deserve an Encore. Encore Boston Harbor is hiring. Explore thousands of fulfilling careers. You deserve an Encore. In accordance with our host and surrounding community agreements, hiring preference is given to properly qualified residents of the cities of (1) Everett, (2) Malden, and (3) Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Medford, and Somerville.

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