Christopher Kavanagh

Sausalito, California

1958 - 2015


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Christopher Patrick Kavanagh

March 17, 1958 - August 23, 2015

Chris Kavanagh died suddenly of a heart attack on the afternoon of Sunday, August 23, 2015, after leaving his favorite café in Oakland. He was 57 years old. Patrons of the café came to his aid and paramedics arrived quickly, but...

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We will miss the generosity of your friendship and our wide ranging conversations. Our condolences to Denny, Barbara, Tony, Mike and the rest of the family.

Rest in peace, my friend.

Chris Kavanagh was a hero to me. During roughly the mid to late 1990s, between the eras of Dave Emory and Jesse Townley, Chris was practically the lone progressive voice on KALX's airwaves. His show, "An Alternative Media View," was the mouthpiece for KALX's collective political consciousness. To the left side of the radio scan, Chris added a valuable extra 500 watts to corporate free coverage of current issues. His angle was always from the perspective of the disenfranchised. In...

Deepest sympathies to the family. We all grew up together in Tam Valley on Eucalyptus Way. So very sad, and way to young.

Dearest Christopher Patrickyes, I know your middle name because I was in a show with you that starred with us all introducing ourselves with our full names. The show was Tom Paine. We were at the height of our high school lives.
We were young. We thought we were smartand we were. Our friend has stories of you and he in Los Angeles with california girls. My stories have to do with the gateway theatre,watching black and white movies. You were eclectic and nonjudgmental
I heard...

Chris, I remember you fondly from school. You were one of the good ones! Congrats on a quick passage. I know you are in a very beautiful place now. I'll light a candle for you.

Dear Kavanaugh Family, I was very sad to hear of Chris's passing.
My sisters, Ceci and Maria, and I have wonderful childhood memories of knowing Chris' grandparents Pinky and Lou and playing with Chris, Tony, and Mike. I know that Chris will be sorely missed but I pray that God's peace and great memories of Chris will fill your hearts.
Celestina Finkle San Jose ca

Bon voyage on your journey to the great universe beyond the stars, Chris--your legacy is a life well-lived. We remember you well from the Tam Valley School days. Our condolences to all your family. The Noren family

Hey Chris, we will miss you at our bball games. You were always the most enthusiastic player on the court. We will miss you circling around on your bike and having drinks at Barclays. I always told you that was your best pic. Glad to see it here. My deepest sympathy goes out to the Kavanagh family and friends.

RIP Chris, you will be deeply missed by all of us who had the pleasure of having you in our lives, it just won't be the same without you. Great picture! Condolences to all your family and friends, I am so sorry.