Our Tribute to Mike

Vista Branch - Mike Cavataio - EVP Regional Mgr -small cropped

All of us at Regents Bank are saddened by the loss of our co-worker and friend, Michael F. Cavataio. We lost Mike all too soon on April 17, 2013. Mike’s friends and family held a memorial service in his honor at North Coast Church on April 25. Mike was a dedicated husband of 27 years to Cindy, father to Matt, grandfather to Collin, brother to Gary and son to Mike Sr. Mike enjoyed his life-long career in banking and spent 9 years with our bank, where he served as Executive Vice President and Regional Manager for our Vista office.

Mike embodied Regents Bank’s philosophy of helping others and went above and beyond to share his time and talents with his clients and co-workers.  They broke the mold after Mike when it comes to work ethic and commitment. Many at our bank followed and worked with him for 15, 20, even 30 years.

In that same spirit, Mike also created an enduring legacy by supporting his community through participation with the Vista Chamber of Commerce, where he served as President and a member of the board; Vista Community Clinic, where he served on the board; Vista Village Association; Vista Economic Development Association; Vista Rock; North County Lifeline; Vista Sunrise Kiwanis; Special Olympics; and multiple community service projects through North Coast Church.

Everyone remembers Mike for his kindness, devotion and concern for the wellbeing of others. Our president and CEO, Steven D. Sefton, summed it up perfectly when he said, “There has never been a more dedicated man for our bank or for his customers.”

In addition to playing golf or rooting for his favorite team, the San Francisco 49ers, Mike liked to spend his free time with his immediate and large extended family.

Thank you for being part of our lives, Mike. We will miss you.


Posted on May 22, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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