David V. Cicatiello, son, brother, uncle, nephew, public servant, and friend to all he met. Dave Cicatiello, 46, of Land O’ Lakes, Florida, died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at his home. He was born on June 8, 1972, in St. Louis, MO, to Patricia and Thomas Cicatiello.
Dave grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, where he graduated from Austintown Fitch High School in 1990. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1990 and was honorably discharged in 1998 as Lance Corporal and Rifleman Expert. He graduated from Youngstown State University and joined the New York City Police Department, where he began his service as a Manhattan South Task Force First Responder. During his NYPD tenure, he served on the World Trade Center Ground Zero team, was a Staten Island Ferry patrol officer, and guard for NYPD headquarters. He retired in November 2017 and moved to Florida. There, he was enjoying deep-sea fishing, hunting, hanging out with friends, and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Dave is survived by his parents, Thomas and Patricia of Youngstown, Ohio, sister Judi (Julie and niece, Maddie) of Columbus, Ohio, brother, Mike (Deanna, and nephew, Thomas D. and, niece, Sophia) of Rogers, Arkansas, and his uncles, Joe, Jeff, Julian, Anthony (Joan), Frank (Ginger), and aunt, Nancy (John). In his too-short 46 years, Dave lived big, loved big, and had a servant’s big heart. He touched so many lives with his humor, unbridled enthusiasm for adventure, passion for food and drink (cooked with the Bracciole Bros. at the annual Brier Hill Italian Fest), and ability to make everyone he met feel special.
There was a private service held January 4, 2019, at Schiavone Funeral Home in Youngstown, Ohio. Dave will rest at Cavalry Cemetery in Youngstown, Ohio.
All who loved Dave are encouraged to support the Police Organization Providing Peer Assistance (POPPA), who are “Helpers Helping the Helpers,” by making a donation at www.poppanewyork.org.