All who knew Anthony “Tony” Cavalier was known for his selfless acts of kindness as there was nothing he wouldn’t do for someone else while expecting nothing in return. He was a hardworking man of honor and integrity who was a vital part of the community he called home throughout his entire life. Tony was devoted family man if ever there was one, and there was nothing he cherished more than watching his family tree blossom to include children and grandchildren alongside the love of his life. Although life was not without times of trial for him, he faced whatever came his way with strength, courage, and unwavering resiliency that were admired by all who knew him. Life will never be the same without Tony here, but his timeless legacy will be carried on by those who follow in his footsteps. During the first half of the 1940s, the eyes of our nation were focused overseas as WWII raged on throughout much of Europe and in the Pacific as well. Stateside, Americans became accustomed to rationing on common goods such as sugar, coffee, paper, and rubber while victory gardens were planted to lessen the demand on the nation’s food supply. There was celebration in the streets in the summer of 1945 as America and our allies were victorious, bringing the war to an end. As 1946 appeared on the horizon, America was making the shift to being a nation at peace once again, and as fall settled on the city of Monaca, Pennsylvania, Anthony and Anna Laura (Farris) Cavalier were filled with great anticipation awaiting the birth of their twins. The big day finally arrived on October 18th when they were pleased to announce the birth of their sons, Alan and Anthony W. The twins were joined in their family by their two sisters, Patricia and Sharon, and their brother, Peter. In many ways, Anthony, or Tony as he was usually known, was a typical boy of his generation. He attended local schools where he worked hard in his studies. It comes as no surprise that he was a go-getter who was very resourceful, industrious, and driven at a young age, and there wasn’t a time that he was not working. While growing up Tony earned some extra spending money working at various places around town including Echo Point Dairy among others. As a student at Monaca High School, he became an accomplished swimmer who was a true competitor in every event. His brother, Alan, swam as well.After graduating from high school in 1966, Tony was called to serve his country in the United States Army during the days of the Vietnam War. As with everything he did, Tony gave everything he was called to do while in the military his full attention, and he was awarded two Purple Hearts for his sacrifice.Upon his discharge, Tony returned to Monaca and settled back into the life he set aside for a time. An electrician by trade, he was also a talented craftsman who worked at Nova Chemical Company in Potter Township. Although his work was greatly important to him, there was nothing Tony treasured more than his family. He was a loving and devoted husband to his wife, Olga, with whom he shared the best years of his life. Tony’s children, Tammy and Tonia, were also his priceless treasures, and things only got better when grandchildren came along. If there was one thing Tony was famous for, it was his cooking, and since he was a cook in the Army he had no idea what it meant to feed a few people. In fact, it was like he was feeding an entire army every time he cooked and also when he took care of the grocery shopping for the family. Everything he made was fantastic, and his grape leaves and lasagna were among the dishes everyone loved most. One area that was not Tony’s strong suit, however, was his attention to detail when it came to being on time. He was a penchant for lateness at family affairs. Among his favorite explanations were, “I got behind a bus with four flat tires,” and, “I had to iron a laundry basket of pleated skirts!” After spending only a few minutes with Tony, it wasn’t difficult to surmise that he was a true character – there was certainly no one like him! Not only was Tony busy as a family man and in the workplace, but he was also active within his community. He was a life member of American Legion Post #580 and a member of Monaca S.O.I. as well as a former member of IBEW, Monaca Saxon Club, Monaca P.N.A., and Monaca Sportsmen’s Club. People knew they could count on Tony, and he was always there to give a helping hand in whatever way he could including on Thanksgiving when he served dinners at the local women’s shelter. With unending love for his family, his community, and his country, Anthony “Tony” Cavalier was a man of many passions who used his time, talents, and resources to help others in ways both great and small. He seemed to be invincible as the family always joked that he had nine lives after dealing with numerous illnesses through the years. Tony worked hard, but he played hard, too, and he wholeheartedly applied himself to whatever task was at hand. Although he will be deeply missed, the memories he leaves behind will remain a lasting treasure for years to come. Anthony W. “Tony” Cavalier died on Friday, March 13, 2015. Tony’s family includes his wife, Olga Sluzynsky Cavalier; two daughters, Tammy Cavalier and Tonia Zlatovich; step-daughter, Jennifer Rusnak; six grandchildren, Zachery, Justin, McKenna, Morgan, Erica and Colton; two sisters, Patricia Hogan and Sharon (David) Betters; and two brothers including his twin, Alan, and Peter Cavalier in addition to many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, where a blessing service will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. Parting prayers will be offered Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Funeral Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 2001 Main Street, Aliquippa. Fr. Michael Polosky will be the celebrant. Full military honors will be provided by the Beaver County Special Unit at the church at 11:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Beaver County Special Unit, c/o American Legion Post #580, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Monaca, PA 15061, or Beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Brodhead Road, Center Township, PA 15001. To share online condolences, get directions and other information, please visit simpsonfuneralhome.com.