Thomas (Tim) Kavinski, 58, a resident of Luzerne, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday evening, July 10, 2013, at his home.
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Born on Nov. 4, 1954, in Passaic, N.J., Thomas was the son of the late Thomas and Helen Trabish Kavinski.
For many years, Tim resided in California before moving to Pennsylvania.
Tim honorably served his country with the Marine Corps and was employed for a number of years in the construction business.
A proud veteran, Tim was an active member of the American Legion, Andrew Lawrence Post 644, Swoyersville, where he volunteered many hours of his time. The rest of his time was spent with his beloved daughter, Amanda, who was the love of his life!
An avid bike rider, Tim would often be seen riding his bike through the streets of Swoyersville and Luzerne.
Tim was loved by all his family and friends and his presence will be greatly missed by many.
In addition to his parents, Thomas and Helen Kavinski, Tim was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Ronald Kavinski.
Tim is survived by his loving children, Amanda Kavinski, Swoyersville; Jennifer Peiler-Williams, San Diego, Calif.; and Joseph Kavinski and his wife, Lillianah, San Diego, Calif.; and his four beautiful grandsons who reside in California.
Tim is also survived by his brothers, Gerald Kavinski, Swoyersville; and David Kavinski, North Bergen, N.J.; his sisters, Dorothy Kavinski, Swoyersville; Diane Lugo and her husband, John, of Passaic, N.J.; and Patricia Kavinski, Garfield, N.J.; and his nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Blessing service, which will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with the Rev. Anthony M. Urban, family friend, officiating.
Interment will be privately held in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville.
Family and friends are invited to call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
For additional information, or to send the Kavinski family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.
The family has kindly asked that flowers be omitted. Memorial contributions, which will be used toward establishing an education fund for Tim's daughter, Amanda Kavinski, may be made to Diane Lugo, 128 Blaine St., Passaic, NJ 07055.
Published in Citizens' Voice on July 13, 2013
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