Daniel B. Cavanaugh, age 91, passed away on September 17, 2020. He was born on February 14, 1929 in Kent, Ohio to the late Charles and Clara. Dan served in the US Navy and attended Ohio State University. Dan took over his father’s landscape business which later Dan’s 5 sons developed it into a successful construction company which is now run by 4th generation grandson. They landscaped homes and businesses and later building parks and golf courses. Dan loved playing bridge and polka dancing.

Preceded in death by his brother, Gene; he is survived by 5 loving sons, Mike (Cathy), Tom (Barb), Dave (Toni), Tim (Angela) and Jim (Terri) ; 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren and lady friend, Gloria Katz.

Private family services will take place.

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  1. I so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful legacy he left for the Cavanaugh family, and years of memories to cherish. My prayers are with the family as you travel this road with sorrow, and my you find comfort with each other. Janet

  2. Dear Mike (Cathy), Tom (Barb), Dave (Toni), Tim (Angela) and Jim (Terri) ; 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren and lady friend, Gloria Katz.

    We love our Uncle Dan and are so thankful for his hilarious wit and for what good friends he was for our Dad, Gene. When they’d jump on a plane to be together and have fun, it always brought me so much joy.

    Sending you warm hugs of comfort at this time.

    Cousin Karen (Cavanaugh) Donsbach

  3. Dan was my fine neighbor in my building for 25 years. We were always willing to be of help to each other. My condolences to his family and his longtime girlfriend Gloria who is also a neighbor in my building. RIP old friend.

  4. Our deepest sympathy to the Cavanaugh family. We polka danced with Dan for
    many years and always kept in touch. He was a great friend and will be missed.
    Our sympathy also to Gloria.

  5. Jim and I would like to express our sincere sympathy upon the loss of your father. This is directed to Jim and Teri especially, but to all of you in general. Your dad appears to be a man of character, and we certainly know that Jim fits this definition. A man of humor, but a deep dedication to completing a job well. We miss you Jim, but remember each of you with good memories. Be at rest.

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