Cyril Howard Cavil
  • 87 years old
  • Date of birth:  January 14th, 1928
  • Place of birth:
    Pontypridd, South Wales, UK
  • Date of passing:  September 7th, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Brentwood, California, United States

This memorial website was created in the memory of our father and grandfather, Cyril Howard Cavil. Know to most of you as "Howard".

Howard  was born on January 14, 1928 and passed away on September 7, 2015 at the age of 87. We will remember him forever.

The family thanks you for visiting this memorial site; and we would like to encourage you to write us a note and let us know who visits the site.  Dad had so many friends and colleges and they are scattered around the country, we would love to hear from you!

For those of you who want to acknowledge our fathers passing; in lieu of flowers, you are welcome to make a donation in his name to one of the following organizations:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: (acknowledgment cards may be sent to: The Cavil Family, PO Box 1506 Twain Harte, CA  95383)

Or to the Brentwood Library where Dad was a volunteer -
You may send your recognition to:

The Brentwood Library, In Memorandum for Howard Cavil
104 Oak Street, Brentwood, CA  94513 

Candle lit by  Roger Weed  on September 28th, 2015

Howard was a wonderful gentleman and friend and a loyal legionnaire.

We all will miss him.

Candle lit by  JoElyn Rose  on October 2nd, 2015

Howard and I started at Washington High School in Fremont in 1969/70; he as a teacher and I as a student.  I had another teacher for Freshman Geography but, fortunately for me, we met again almost 40 years later as volunteers at the Brentwood Library.  What a wonderful and interesting man!  I am honored to have called Howard my friend and will miss his gentle spirit and twinkle in his eye.

Candle lit by  Carol Davis  on October 4th, 2015

Dad, You will be forever in my heart. I will miss you.

Candle lit by  Fred Rutledge  on October 18th, 2015

About 15 years ago, at a Canadian Legion Memorial Day Service at Greenlawn Cemetery in Colma, Howard saw my daughters sitting on the grass in matching Irish sweaters listening to their dad play a lament on the bagpipes. It was one of the few times I had both girls undivided attention.  His photo of them still graces my desk at work.  He knew it was a precious moment!

Candle lit by  Fred Rutledge  on October 18th, 2015

Oh, and one more thing! Howard and I were talking about being teachers some time back.  I told him I needed help with my high school diploma program at the Alameda County jail in the form of a part-time high school diploma instructor. He willingly took up the challenge and taught a variety of subject (math was a biggie) to inmates for a couple years! He always dressed very smart!

Candle lit by  James Weiss  on November 8th, 2015

Cyril "Howard" Cavil was an effective sparkplug for the Mountain Area Literacy Council in Oakhurst. He was a great story teller, spokesman, and fundraiser for our all volunteer adult literacy program. We greatly missed him when he left Oakhurst. I was fortunate to be his friend.
                                           --- Jim Weiss- MALCO President.

Candle lit by  Daniel Bettencourt  on March 27th, 2016

Howard was a wonderful friend of the family, he & my late Grandfather Raymond were good friends, now they're together again in heaven. He was a great gentleman, a very nice man, & I was glad to see him when he visited. I will cherish his memory.

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Laurie Cavil

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