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Siv Elizabeth Cacamis

Born: Sat., Jun. 18, 1921
Died: Mon., Apr. 8, 2019


Memorial Service

Location: Moravian Manor


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Siv Elizabeth Cacamis died in Lititz, Pennsylvania on April 8, 2019.  She was 97.  Siv’s long life was marked by incredible strength, a love for beauty, and deep devotion to her family.

Siv was born on June 18, 1921 in Karlstad, Sweden.  She moved to NYC in 1937 where she met & married Joseph Cacamis in 1942.  They settled on Long Island. They had four children: Barbara Cacamis, Wendy Weinstein, Mark Cacamis, and Donna Bodony.  Siv became a widow in 1970 and lost Barbara in 2006.  Siv retired to Mobile, AL. Later she moved to Rochester, MI and finally to Lancaster, PA.  

She was a grandmother to six and great-grandmother to four.   She is survived by her children: Wendy and Richard Weinstein of Lititz, PA; Mark and Katherine Cacamis of Midlothian, VA; Donna and Larry Bodony of Lexington, MA.  She is also survived by her grandchildren & great-grandchildren: David Cacamis of Salt Lake City, UT; Marie Mobley (Clint Mobley) and their two children of Saraland, AL; Holly Bodony of Philadelphia, PA and Rachel Bodony of NYC; and Joshua Weinstein of NYC and Jessica Evans (Daniel Evans) of Falls Church, VA and their two children.  Services will be held graveside on Long Island in May.   The family would like to honor their mother’s memory with gifts to the Moravian Manor Benevolent Fund 300 W Lemon St, Lititz, PA 17543.  A memorial service for Siv will be held at Moravian Manor on a future date.

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Kagelind Family - Swedish Cousins
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
We met Siv for the first time in the late 90s. A blond, warm, caring and curious lady who still spoke perfect Swedish, with an accent of Värmländska.
We had the privilege to meet her many times during the following years even though we had the Atlantic Ocean between us.
We spoke about old times, our Swedish heritage and she never said no to go shopping with us.
Siv became our 'Bonus Grandmother' and she will always have a place in our hearts! ❤️
Rest in peace!
Love,
Jörgen & Gunilla
Rickard, Anna, Carl & Tilda
Peter, Sofia & Isabella

Larry Bodony
   Posted Fri May 03, 2019
I met Siv 44 years ago, when I was first dating Donna in High School. My first impression was that “Mom” was pretty clueless as to when and where we went. But whenever I took Donna home, Siv would always be waiting, peeking out the lace curtains at 22 Ferney street. This came to define my mother-in-law’s needs, which seemed to involve knowing and living though others’ lives.
In public, Siv was an extremely quiet, cautious, and reserved person, without much affect. I don’t remember ever seeing her outwardly upset, never seeking attention, and always ready to and willing wait in line – very different from my upbringing. As she aged, some of those passive traits became liabilities, and it’s a credit to Wendy, Richard and the staff of Moravian Manor, who provided a peaceful environment in Siv’s last days.
In retrospect, I will remember Siv as warm hearted, compassionate (always thoughtful with cards and letters) and utterly truthful woman, who always put others ahead of herself. Siv was more than Grandmother to my children, she was the living realization of family-first values, and taught us that it’s not what you get, but what you give, that makes you rich. I will miss her always.

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