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Gerard Bellavita

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 29th, 2013

Gerard Bellavita
Gerard Bellavita, 66, of Tidewater, Ore., died Sept. 30, 2012 in Corvallis, Ore., from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Sept. 23, 2012.

He was born Nov. 19, 1945 to Phyllis Irene Till-Pitts and Gabriel Bellavita in Shearness, England. He spent his childhood in England and on the U.S. east coast. He moved to the west coast to explore and discover himself.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Phyllis Irene Till-Pitts and Gabriel Bellavita.

He is survived by his partner, Kristy Bellavita, of Tidewater; children, Radiance Bellavita of Battleground, Wash., Justin Bellavita of Eugene and Sara Bellavita of Tidewater; siblings, Christopher Bellavita of Cottage Grove, Cathleen Carney of Montgomery, Ala., Allison Olson of Big Lake, Minn. and William Conte of Helena, Sweden.

Gerry also leaves behind an “extended family” of musicians in Lincoln County. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Gerry’s life from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Yachats Commons, 441 Highway 101 N. A potluck dinner will be shared starting at 5 p.m., with remembrances and toasts at 6 p.m. The Yachats Big Band will start the music, and people are encouraged to bring their musical instrument, photos and stories to share. People may contact Kristy at 541-528-7311 or 541-270-6656 or 20 E. Johnson Way, Tidewater, OR  97390.

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