John B. Ciavatta

September 8, 1939 - March 7, 2022 Age 82 Had a Kind Heart and Wonderful Sense of Humor

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of John B. Ciavatta, of Kennett Square, PA, who died suddenly on March 7, 2022, at the age of 81 years.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Carol Ciavatta; Brother, Frank J Ciavatta; nephews, Dominic and Vincent Ciavatta, as well as other numerous relatives and friends, especially Ronnie Caputo.

He was pre-deceased by his loving parents; Frank and Josephine Ciavatta.

John B. Ciavatta, was born on September 8, 1939 in Philadelphia, PA. John attended St. Patrick’s Grade School and Kennett High School graduating in 1957. He then enlisted in the Army where he served as a helicopter mechanic with duty stations in Korea, Hawaii and Fort Carson Colorado.

After serving in the military, John began his career working with the Philadelphia Transportation Authority as a conductor which continued until his retirement. His love of trains and steam engines resulted in a rewarding profession with the railroad.

John was kindhearted and respected by his coworkers. He was friendly to all and had a wonderful sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

Services for John will be private.

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.


  1. I’m so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I have just learned of it. I was a conductor with Septa also and worked with and assisted John on many Paoli-Thorndale trains on the R-5 Line. He was truly a nice man and a pleasure to work with. We had many good laughs but he always was a professional and ran a tight ship.

    Ed Brown | June 17, 2022 at 7:25 PM
  2. Dear Carol,

    I am so sorry to see the John has passed away. It has been so many years since you showed me his train collection in the house in Unionville. I still have a Christmas card you sent with the train engine. Wishing you love and peace. Jan Engle

    Jan Engle | May 19, 2022 at 9:41 AM
  3. John and Carol got married 51 years ago today. People said they couldn’t do it and they did!

    Carrie Christof | May 6, 2022 at 1:27 PM
  4. Carol:

    Has been many years since we last saw each other. Actually, it was 1972 the year you and John married and the year I accepted a transfer with my employer to move to Vancouver, BC. I remember all the good times John & I had driving around in his Vette, which was his baby till he met you. We were tight for about 6-7 years. Never forget all the good times we had. Both Dotti & I share in your sorrow. You are in our prayers as you deal with his passing. God bless

    Richard & Dorothy Bozzone | March 16, 2022 at 1:33 PM

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