James Patrick (Pat) Cavanaugh|
Pat Cavanaugh, 72, passed away on June 28, 2013 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Seattle on January 3, 1941 to James and Gladys Cavanaugh. Pat grew up in Seattle and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1959. After high school he joined the Army as a paratrooper with the 2nd Airborne Battle Group, 503rd Infantry Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division from 1959-1962. He was a third generation tinner/sheet metal worker building a 40+ year career in the trade, and was a long-time Local 66 Union member.
He leaves behind his beloved wife Carolyn; sister Nancy (Don) Boden of Lakeside CA; daughter Colleen (Wick) Temple of Everett WA; and son Sean (Cheryl) Cavanaugh of Lynnwood WA; his grandchildren Austin, Mack, Bailey, and Anna; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Pat's greatest passions were his family, fishing, hunting, and puttering. He was a clever and ultimate Mr. Fix It. He was also an excellent cook whether it was clams on the BBQ or his famous Christmas breakfast casserole. With a quick wit and Irish sense of humor he always seemed to have fitting words for whatever the situation. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at the UW Medical Center for their expert teams and caring, professional support. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the UW Medical Center Foundation, 850 Republican St. Box 358045, Seattle, WA 98109. Please reference "Cavanaugh Memorial" or "Bladder Cancer" in the subject line on the check.
A celebration of Pat's life will be held July 9 at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Avenue, Mukilteo WA from 1-3 pm. He will live in our hearts forever.
Published in The Seattle Times from July 5 to July 7, 2013