Separated at birth, reunited by DNA, man finds family after 67 years

Jun 12, 2018 451

One look at the number of cars parked outside a Cold Springs home one recent afternoon and the commotion inside told you a party was in progress.  It could have been any family reunion. A little noisier than most, a little larger perhaps, more hugs. Then again there are three generations of an extended Italian-American family inside, so perhaps that was to be expected..

But this was different. This gathering is taking place against all odds. Sixty-seven years late. It owed a lot to chance and modern science. Bob Cavakis grew up one of five siblings, three by his mother's first marriage. Two by her second. There were family rumors, a clue here and there about another, given up at birth as she fled a disfunctional marriage.

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