A memorial service was held on Friday,
Nov. 30, for Anthony Cacioppo, D.C., M.S.,
DABCO, DIBCN, in the Gothic Room at
Lyceum Hall. Family and friends from near
and far joined Dr. Cacioppo’s Palmer family
to celebrate his life and accomplishments.
Dr. Cacioppo’s wife, Eileen, shared stories of how they first met and
how he loved to make her laugh by doing impersonations (including
Elvis and an “Italian doing a Norwegian singing Roy Orbison”).
John Stites, D.C., Rock Island Clinic, also spoke about “the man I
deeply admired” and talked of how influential he was to the clinic
as well as detailed in his work. “We used to joke that he could see
a dress code violation at 100 yards.”
Fellow colleagues and a former student also shared how he had
in-spired them and made a difference in their lives. Dr. Cacioppo
graduated from Palmer in 1960 and served the College for 24 years.
Most recently, he was the director of community clinics. He died
Nov. 9 at the age of 69.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Davenport Campus
Library or Clinics.