September 8, 1949 - February 15, 2019
JAMES M. CVETIC (Jimmy) OBITUARY Jimmy Cvetic, 69, passed February 15, 2019. An Air Force Security Officer in Vietnam, he was instrumental in building the Black Granite Vietnam Memorial in downtown Pittsburgh. For almost 30 years he was an Allegheny County police officer as a homicide and narcotics detective and as Officer Friendly. As a Boxing Mentor he has established ten gyms to help kids to find purpose and discipline as well as attain physical fitness at no charge. A new gym has been opened for women Only in Monroeville. He was in Esquire Networks "White Collar Brawlers". He was a Golden Gloves Boxing Promoter and honorary inductee into the Pittsburgh Boxing Hall of Fame. He was a prolific poet and founder of Hemingway's Summer Poetry Series. He has written several poetry books including his latest "Dog is a Love from Hell". He has created several Poetry Events which include symphonies, rock bands, dancers, artists and performed them throughout the country. The Evidence Room, In Defense of Gravity, The Wall, Dog Days, Day of the Dog: An Art and Poetry Exhibition, subtitled "A Fundraising Event and Celebration of the Poetry and the Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Cvetic. He was a humanitarian and founder of the Three Rivers Peace Project and founder of Western Pennsylvania Police Athletic League. As Grand Elf he collected hundreds of thousands of toys that were distributed by 47 Police Departments across Western Pennsylvania. His altruism created lasting bonds between local community children and law enforcement. Master of "Making The World A Better Place"; "Always For The Kids". Beloved son of the late George and Barbara Cvetic. Preceded by Georgeann Amodeo, Carole Grimm, and Charlene Cvetic. Survived by his beloved wife, Gloria Sztukowski; Daughter, Jaime Cvetic; Son-in-law, Mark Wojciechowski, Granddaughter Sophia Wojciechowski. Siblings: Maryann Tumolo, husband, Richard; Bob Cvetic, wife Betsy; Chrissy DeHart; Ray Cvetic, wife Patty. Mildred Sztukowski (Mrs. S - HoneyMum) and Clyde Sztukowski. Jimmy requested no service at this time. In lieu of flowers, all donations may be made to Western Pennsylvania Police Athletic League. Mail checks to 231 Monroeville Mall, Monroeville, PA 15146. A CELEBRATION OF JIMMY'S LIFE will be on March 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM. at Monroeville Convention Center. Doors open at 5:00 PM. Open to the public. Professional services trusted to D'ALESSANDRO FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., (Lawrenceville). The family request that there be NO floral donations at this time.
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