Donald J. Cavanaugh

Born: Fri., Jan. 9, 1920
Died: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 14, 2020
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home,LLC


Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
Location: Mount Olivet Cemetery

Military Honors

9:00 AM Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home,LLC

Mass of Christian Burial

9:30 AM Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
Location: St. Anthony of Padua Church

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Donald J. Cavanaugh, 100, passed away on Saturday January 11, 2020 at the Wesley Village Campus, United Methodist Homes, Jenkins Twp.

Born in Pittston on January 9, 1920, he was the son of the late WIlliam and Mary Ethel Armitage Cavanaugh.  He resided in Wilkes- Barre for many years.
He was very proud of the fact that he received his GED degree at 84 years of age.
Mr. Cavanaugh was a member of St. Barbara Parish at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Exeter and its Holy Name Society.

He was U. S. Army veteran having served his country during WWII in the South Pacific.  He served with and was a member of the 77th division Association and the 307th infantry division of the Veterans Society.

He had worked as a chauffeur and radio controlled taxi driver for the Motor Pool branch of the equipment services Division of the Tobyhanna Army Depot.

After his service, he had worked for the American Auto stores, Pittston, the Penna. Lawn mover, Exeter and the Tobyhanna Army Depot

He was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal employees ( NARFE) , life member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #46, and the Hollenback Golf Club.

He was also a life  member of the   Knights of Columbus Council # 372 Pittston and its 4th degree Assembly.

Preceding him in death were his sisters, Dorothy Cavanaugh Dixon, and Jean Manderson and a brother William Cavanaugh, Jr.

Surviving are his niece, Linda and her husband Leonard Blandina, West Wyoming, great nieces Donna (James ) Lamoreaux, Sweet Valley, Patricia Pollock, Berwick, and Lisa ( Jeff) Mleczynski, Pittston, great nephews Kenneth ( Patti) Gilley, West Pittston, David ( Jackie) Dixon, Hanover, Pa.

Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Tuesday at 6-8pm at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.

Military funeral honors will be accorded by the AMVETS Honor Guard on Wednesday at 9:00am at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30am at St. Barbara Parish in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 224 Memorial St., Exeter.

The Rev. Michael J. Finn, pastor will be celebrant.

Interment will be in Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery, Carverton.

Memorial donations may be made to the Social Concerns Committee of St. Barbara Parish or to the Pittston Senior Citizens Center.

Special acknowledgments to Dr. Radzwilka and to Tiffany Court, Kingston for their extraordinary care of Donald.

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