John Patrick “Pat” Cavanaugh

John Patrick “Pat” Cavanaugh

January 28, 1933 – December 2, 2019

Preceded in death by parents, Grace and Mike Cavanaugh; three sisters; one brother; and daughter-in-law, Lucy Cavanaugh (Mike).  Survived by wife of 68 years, Teresa; sons, John and Mike Cavanaugh; daughters, Diane Millea (David) and Cyndi Pokorny all of Omaha; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Pat was born in Omaha and graduated from Tech High School.  He served in the Navy from 1951-1953.  He worked as a member of the Heat and Frost Insulator Union 39 for over 40 years.  Pat was a Husker Football fan, having tickets for 20 years, during their glory years.

Family will receive friends Thursday, December 5th from 5pm to 7pm, at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church (3405 S 118th St.) followed by a VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, December 6th, 11am, Mary Our Queen Catholic Church.  GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 1pm, Calvary Cemetery with military honors by the U.S. Navy and Benson VFW Post 2503.  Memorials are suggested to the Siena Francis House, Methodist Hospital Foundation, or the Nebraska Humane Society.







  • Joanne M Rineman Posted December 3, 2019 10:31 pm

    Teresa, John, Mike, Diane and Cyndi: So sorry for the loss of your husband and father. My prayers are with all of you.

  • Michele “Missy” Irwin Posted December 4, 2019 6:11 am

    So sorry for your loss. Love you Aunt Tess… prayers and love to you and the family!

  • April Lowe Posted December 5, 2019 10:50 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. It’s so difficult losing a close family member but rejoice in his memories and treasure them forever. God Bless you.

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