Carl Joseph's Story
Carl Cadille passed away peacefully March 15, 2017 at the age of 91. He was born August 12, 1925 in Niagara Falls, New York, and lived in Niagara Falls and Buffalo until semi-retiring in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tenero and Mary Cadille; his brother, Tony; and his beloved wife, Dana.
A World War II Veteran, Carl served in the Army from 1944 to 1946 and graduated with highest honors from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1949. He worked as a commercial artist at Moore Business Forms and Manhardt-Alexander, but it wasn't until his marriage to fellow artist, Dana, that he found his true calling as a jeweler. The Ice House on Elmwood Ave. was a gathering place for a variety of characters, including friends, family, and local police. It was there that he designed one-of-a-kind rings, necklaces and his trademarked 'Ear Wings.'
A true Renaissance man, Carl produced art using a wide range of materials. His art was both functional and beautiful, and included chairs, lamps, and his unique 'grasshopper' table. But it is perhaps Carl's fascination with the female form for which he will be most remembered. His metal sculptures came in a variety of sizes and textures and it was his dream that one day they would be reproduced on a large scale in front of buildings and museums.
A dry sense of humor, a quick wit, a prodigious vocabulary, and a love of animals, including his rabbits, Max and Flip, were all part of Carl's extraordinary personality.
Carl is survived by two daughters who live in California, Carla McKeever and April LoVecchio, whom he shared with former spouse, Fran; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Rachel Adaszak; brother, Joe; a niece and several nephews including Daniel Giordano, who he considered to be the son he never had. Daniel took care of his uncle for many years and fondly called him 'Dad.'
Carl will be put to rest at the South Florida National Cemetery with his wife, Dana, by his side.
Published on May 9, 2017