CRYSTAL LAKE – Sandra M. Kavanagh, 48, of Crystal Lake, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at JourneyCare in Woodstock.|
She was born June 27, 1964, in South Bend, Ind., to James and Antoinette (Paulbecki) Block. On May 10, 1986, she married her high school sweetheart, John Kavanagh, in Roselle.
Sandi was a devoted wife and mother.
Her faith and family always came first. She was a hockey and cheerleading mom. She was an amazing cook who was well-known for her pierogis. She was very creative, enjoyed decorating and was an HGTV fan. She always had a honey-do list ready for her husband. She also was a very welcoming hostess; she loved having parties and took pride in every detail.
The family also would like to extend a special thank you to the nursing team at the JourneyCare Woodstock Hospice Center for the special care and compassion shown to Sandi.
She is survived by her husband, John; her children, David, Justin and Ashley; her parents, James and Antoinette; her sister, Patricia (Robert) Zieman; her brother, John David Block; her mother-in-law, Catherine Kavanagh; her grandfather-in-law, Joseph Kryklywec; her sister-in-law, Natalie (Brian) Bozich; and many nieces, nephews, extended family members and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Thomas Kavanagh; her grandmother, Marian Paulbecki; and her grandparents, Eugene and Cecelia Block. She joins them now with her best friend, Jesus.
The visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake.
The visitation will continue from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 24, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 410 N. First St., Cary. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.
Entombment will be in Holy Apostles Cemetery, McHenry.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Online condolences may be made at www.querhammerandflagg.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on June 21, 2013