Richard "Cad" Cadavero, 74, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at his home in Collegedale, Tenn., after his 10 year battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Richard Cadavero was born March 12, 1939 in Yonkers, NY to Alfred and Justine Cadavero. He graduated from Greater New York Academy in 1956, NY and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in religion from Atlantic Union College, Massachusetts in 1962. He received his Master of Arts degree from Andrews University, Michigan in 1972. He served 44 years as an educator in the Seventh day Adventist school system before retiring as Bible Teacher from Collegedale Academy in 2009. He impacted the community through his love and passion for the children at the Chambliss Home in downtown Chattanooga. He was instrumental in recruiting students from Collegedale Academy to support this ministry. In the early 90's, he launched Project 5000 in which he challenged students from Collegedale Academy to collect and distribute 5000 cans of food to feed low income families in the community. He poured so much enthusiasm into this project that by 2003, the combined effort of Collegedale Academy and Spaulding Elementary School students were collecting over 40,000 cans. In 2009, the Project was renamed "Cad for Hope" in his honor, and continues to inspire young people to give to their community. Cad served in the U.S. Army as a Specialist fourth class medic from 1963 to 1965. He was stationed in Munich Germany where he and Barbara Farley were married in 1964.Cad was the earliteen Sabbath School leader at Collegedale Church for 20 years and was more recently a member of the Collegedale Community Church.He is survived by his loving wife Barbara Farley Cadavero of 49 years; son and daughter-in-law Mark and Julie Cadavero, of Murphy, N.C.; son Jeffrey Cadavero, of Collegedale; daughter and son-in-law Lori and Will Johns, of Fishersville, Va.; grandchildren Marcus and Madeline Cadavero, of Murphy, N.C.; Bryn, Noah, and Lila Kate Johns, of Fishersville, Va.; brother David Cadavero, of New York City and many nieces and nephews.Visiting hours with family will be held at the Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel today, from 6-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, at the Collegedale Community Church with Pastors Jerry Arnold, Ken Rogers, and Dave Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the Collegedale Memorial Park Cemetery. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Michael Orquia, and Dr. Edward Arrowsmith, and Chattanooga Oncology staff for their excellent care throughout the past 10 years. The family also would like to thank Chattanooga Hospice for their excellent care shown to Cad and the family during the past 3 weeks of his life.My loving Husband and our loving Dad and Papa will always live in our hearts.In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Collegedale Academy Worthy Student Fund.Please share your thoughts and memories online at www.ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.comArrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN.