Gail Kavanaugh (nee Deakins), passed away peacefully on January 5, 2019.
Beloved wife of Larry Kavanaugh, loving mother of Tom Kavanaugh (Mary) and Kelly Mawby, grandmother of Melissa & Julia Mawby, Dean & Maddie Kavanaugh, sister of Joyce Ross (Rick). Loved and cherished friend of many. Gail was born July 27, 1939 in Johnstown, PA and attended Ohio University, where she met Larry. They settled in Cleveland, where Gail completed her undergrad and graduate teaching degrees at Cleveland State University. Gail taught at Caledonia Elementary School in East Cleveland from 1968 to 1994 where she made many friends and with her compassion, commitment, unmatched generosity and humor she was a positive force in many young lives. Since then Gail and Larry enjoyed an active and purposeful retirement, split between Bemus Point, New York and Spring Hill, Florida. Gail was a dedicated volunteer for the Guardian Ad Litem and Hospice of Hernando County.
Donations in memory of Gail can be made to Hospice Foundation of America.
MERRITT FUNERAL HOME
SPRING HILL, FLORIDA
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Donations may be made to:
Hospice Foundation of America
1707L St.NW Ste.220, Washington DC 20036