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“Always enjoyed his laughter and photography during bus trips into Detroit, from the Somerset Collection. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Dan Pieniak - Sterling Heights, MI

“My sincere condolences to the family may you find comfort in the God of all comfort. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Pat was such a special man, with that unforgettable laugh and great sense of humor. He was kind and generous, without limitations, and always wanted...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Nancy and Don Rice - Saint Clair, MI

“Pat was a very special man. He loved to entertain, make others laugh and he was generous, without limitations. One of us had the pleasure of...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Nancy and Don Rice - Saint Clair, MI

“Our deepest sympathy to the Cavanaugh family. The pain of losing someone in death is the most devastating pain that one can feel. May the words in...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Uly & Lula

“CATHY, I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF PAT. HE WAS SUCH A GOOD PERSON. IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN DO FOR YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW. ...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“He was one of a kind; a generous, funny, kind and thoughtful man who we will miss tremendously. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Don and Nancy Rice - St. Clair, MI

“Pat was a loving cousin to me, and a devoted nephew to his Uncle Phil and Aunt Jackie, my parents. He will be greatly missed by all of us. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Christina Martinez - Kalamazoo, MI

“What a loss for all of us who knew Pat, and especially for his wonderful wife Kathy. Pat was my cousin and he and Kathy made regular trips across the...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Philip Martinez - Okemos, MI

“Very saddened to learn of Patrick's passing. He was a good neighbor in Peck and a good friend to Dean and I. My sincere condolences. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Helene (Liebler) Bridge - MI

“Pat was a very nice gentleman . I remember him from animal rescue days in Sanilac. Rest in peace, Pat. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Marta Finley - Kimball, MI


Patrick Cavanaugh, 79, passed peacefully at his home in Kimball on February 24th 2017. Adored husband of Kathleen, proud and loving father of Kathie, Pamela Grey (Mark), Patrick (Glenda), Timothy, Kevin (Tonya), and Maureen Cassey (Kevin); also survived by brothers, Daniel, Lawrence, William and sister, Dolores. He is survived by fourteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his beloved dog Daisy.

Born in Detroit April 27, 1937 to Edwin and Marjorie (Martinez) Cavanaugh. He began working in his teens and held many jobs, the longest of which was with Chrysler Corporation. He also liked to share fond memories of the two years he served in the U.S. Navy.

Patrick expressed his creativity in painting and cooking, but his first love was photography. He used it extensively during his many years of volunteerism at the DIA and other venues. He loved people and life and experienced great satisfaction in capturing both in his photos. He never met a stranger. He brought joy and laughter into the lives of all who met him.

Dubbed "The King of Fun" by his good friend, Robin, a very bright light in the universe has been dimmed by his passing.

Memorials are suggested to the Detroit Institute of Arts

https://dia.thankyou4caring.org/annualfund.

A celebration of Patrick's life will be held at North Star Sail Club, Harrison Twp., April 23rd from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

For complete information visit Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.