Gerald M. Kavanaugh

Born: Wed., Jun. 3, 1936
Died: Thu., Oct. 29, 2015


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., Nov. 01, 2015
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sun., Nov. 01, 2015

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Gerald (Jerry) M. Kavanaugh

Born in Chicago, Illinois on June 3, 1936 to Mary Kennedy Kavanaugh
and Gerald Matthew Kavanaugh.  Jerry was a 1958 graduate of John Carroll University with a Bachelors in Sociology.  Jerry went on to become a Captain in the
United States Army and was proud to serve our country from 1960-1968.

Jerry was a passionate Chicago sports fan, had a undying love for his schipperke dogs Annie and Chloe, and could spend countless hours reminiscing
about his time in the military and talking about politics with his friends and family.  He was an active member of the North East American Legion Post #105.  

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents Mary and Gerald Kavanaugh.

Jerry is survived by his devoted wife of 34 years, Janet (Stonebraker) Kavanaugh, and children Kellie Seigel (Norman) of Chicago, Illinois; Kerrie Hudson of Fox River Grove, Illinois;
Gerald Kavanaugh Junior (Michele) of Lincolnshire, Illinois; John Kavanaugh (Paige) of Los Angeles, California; and Elizabeth Schottle (Greg) of Grove City,
Ohio.  Jerry was also the proud Grandfather to 8 grandchildren and Uncle to several nieces and nephews who admired him.  Jerry is also survived by his sister Joan
Corbett (William) of Linconshire, Illinois; sister-in-law Elizabeth Brooks (Bill) of Homosassa, Florida; and brother-in-law William Stonebraker of
Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Jerry’s family would like to thank the staff and administration at Twinbrook Medical Center, DaVita Dialysis Center, and the Erie VA Medical
Center for the care and compassion that they provided to Jerry.

Friends and family may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street on Sunday, November 1st from 1-3pm with Catholic Services to immediately follow with Full Military Honors.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Jerry’s name can be made to The A.N.N.A. Shelter, 1555 East 10th Street, Erie, PA 16511. Please send condolences to


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Mr. & Mrs. Wm Lewis
   Posted Fri October 30, 2015
We send our deepest sympathy to the family at this difficult time. May you find comfort in your memories of being together and the encouraging hope of being reunited again. Soon the God of all comfort will make all things new and death, mourning, outcries and pain will be no more. He promises to wipe away all tears. Just think of how it will be to see him again. Wishing you much peace and love today & in the days to come. Revelation 21:3 & 4 and John 5:28 & 29a

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