Cinnaminson, New Jersey

May 26, 1937 – Jan 7, 2020


May 26, 1937
January 7, 2020
Cinnaminson, New Jersey


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Peacefully at his son's home on January 7, 2020 in Phila., PA at the age of 82. Mike is survived by his wife Susan Kovacs of Bethlehem PA; his 3 children, Michael A. Cavanaugh (Tammie) of San Antonio TX; Marianna Bloom (Gary) of Bordentown NJ; and Mark Cavanaugh (Jennifer) of Phila., PA; brother Ronald (Kathy) Cavanaugh of Sewell NJ; 3 grandchildren Mark, Shannon and Michael and one great grandchild Henry. He is preceded in death by wife Marianne Cavanaugh, sister Carolyn "Sue" Ehresmann and parents Michael and Lillian (Lindsey) Cavanaugh of Phila. A gathering of friends and family will be held on Saturday, February 8 from 10 to 10:30 A.M. at Givnish Funeral Home, 1200 US-130, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077, and a Memorial Service beginning at 10:30 A.M. Burial to follow at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery. To share your favorite memories of Mike, please visit Givnish.com

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Mike & Me at "The Four Alls" Sam's Cross, Co. Cork Jan 2000

I don't know where to start with fond memories of good times together, but one of my favorites was meeting in London in January 2000 to speak jointly at the London Civil War Roundtable, followed by a jaunt through Rebel Dublin, then a visit to Avoca where Mike's ancestors came from, and having a pint in the same pub in Co. Cork where our hero Michael Collins drank his last beer. But the highlight of that trip was trying to convince a bartender in Dublin to sell us a half a pint of Guinness...