Edward Cavanaugh, Sr.

Obituary of Edward R. Cavanaugh, Sr.

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Edward R. Cavanaugh, Sr., age 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at the Lightways Hospice Home in Joliet. Edward was born in Chicago to the late Edward B. and Dorothy Cavanaugh on November 29, 1938. He is also preceded by a brother and two sisters. On his birthday, in 1958, Edward married Sandra Carlson in Joliet at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Joliet, and the two celebrated 63 years of marriage together. Edward worked for many years at the Braidwood Nuclear Power Plant, but he was also known as a Jack-of-all-trades. He had his own landscaping business, and worked as a Teamster and at the local grocery store. He enjoyed woodworking, even building his own furniture, and he and his wife took part in many craft shows. He was also known for his green thumb, and loved gardening and flowers.

Edward is survived by his wife, Sandra Cavanaugh; his children, Valerie (the late William) Stirbis, Patricia (Rick) Wingerter, and Edward R. (Misty) Cavanaugh, Jr.; his grandchildren, Kelly (John) Christensen, Jennifer and Kathryn Stirbis, Nicholas (Kristy) Wingerter, Julie (Reed) Johnson, and Eddie, Cody, D.J., and Riley Cavanaugh; 8 great grandchildren; and sister-in-law Beverly McCann.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of Lightways Hospice for the compassionate and professional care given to Edward.

Funeral services for Edward R. Cavanaugh, Sr. will be on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Road, Joliet. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until time of services. Interment will be private for family at Woodlawn Memorial Park II. In lieu of flowers,  memorials in Edward’s name can be made to Lightways Hospice. For more information, please 815-741-5500 or to leave an online condolence, visit www.fredcdames.com.

Monday
26
September

Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday, September 26, 2022
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500
Monday
26
September

Funeral Services

1:00 pm
Monday, September 26, 2022
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500

Interment

Woodlawn Memorial Park II
23060 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, Illinois, United States

Memorial Contributions

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of Lightways Hospice for the compassionate and professional care given to Edward.
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