GUILDERLAND George Cavanaugh, 76, of Guilderland passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, March 12, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in the Bronx and was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Anne Cosgrove Cavanaugh. George was a graduate of Manhattan College and SUNY Albany. He served in the U.S. Army from 1964 through 1967.
George was employed with the N.Y.S. Retirement System for over 35 years, serving in several managerial positions before he retired. He was a kind and generous man that never had a negative thing to say about anyone.
George was a longtime member and former Grand Knight of the Father Joseph H. Boldt Knights of Columbus Council #3357. He was a faithful and dedicated communicant of Christ the King Church, where he served on several ministries including coordinator of lectors, eucharistic minister and the bereavement group. George was a volunteer reading teacher at the Giffen School in Albany and was recognized by Albany County for all of his charitable work. He was an avid New York Yankees and New York Giants fan.
George is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Sarah M. Cavanaugh; his son, Brian S. (Lauren) Cavanaugh; cherished grandchildren, Jeremiah and Lydia; and several much loved sisters and brothers-in-law; nieces and nephews. He is the brother of the late Joseph and Catherine Cavanaugh. The family would like to acknowledge and thank all the caregivers that have assisted George along his journey. Your kindness and compassion are truly appreciated.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with George’s family on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 20 Sumter Ave., Guilderland. The parish family will gather at 4:30 p.m. for a service of prayer and remembrance. All are invited. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. in Christ the King Church. Interment will follow in the Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Cristo Rey Network, 14 East Jackson Blvd., Suite 1200, Chicago, IL, 60604, or Christ the King Church in memory of George Cavanaugh. To leave a message of condolence for the family or to order flowers, visit CannonFuneral.com
Cannon Funeral Home 2020 Central Ave. Albany, NY 12205 (518) 869-1005
Published in Albany Times Union from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2018
Cavanaugh, George [MC???? RIP]
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I believe that George is a member of the Class of 1963.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Cavanaugh, George [MC1963 RIP]
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