Timothy Michael Kavanaugh, Sr., 52, son of Edward H. Kavanaugh, Sr. of Smithfield, VA and the late Eileen Gunn Kavanaugh, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2010, at The Chesapeake Home For Adults, where he has been a patient for several years.
Timmy was born and raised in Norfolk, VA, an Ocean View boy, who attended Holy Trinity Catholic School, graduated from Eastern Academy and attended Old Dominion University. He traveled throughout the United States with his family as a successful executive for various large fencing companies, spending many years in Phoenix, Austin, Los Angeles and Jacksonville, Florida. Timmy was a talented surfer who loved the beach and spent much of his free time there. He was an avid music lover and a huge Notre Dame fan whose good looks and sense of humor made him well loved by so many. Like his brother, Daniel Joseph Kavanaugh, who predeceased him only last year, he was taken far too soon.
Besides his father, he is survived by his son, Timothy Michael Kavanaugh, Jr. of Norfolk, VA; and a daughter, Molly Katherine Kavanaugh of Jacksonville, FL; a stepson, Chad Kavanaugh; his sister, Eileen K. Meusel and her husband Robert of Virginia Beach, VA; three brothers, Edward H. Kavanaugh, Jr. and his partner Jen Croft, of Southern Shores, NC, Patrick Welsh Kavanaugh and his wife, Georgette of Norfolk, VA and John W. Kavanaugh and his partner Efren Gonzalez of Los Angeles, CA; a sister-in-law, Beth D. Kavanaugh of Virginia Beach, VA; five aunts, Harriett Gunn Smith of Virginia Beach, VA, Jean Gunn O'Berry of Huffman, TX, Carolyn G. Gunn of Smithfield, VA, Nancy C. Query and Ann W. Kavanaugh of Norfolk, VA; six nieces and nephews, Curtis P. Kavanaugh and Ryan W. Kavanaugh of Norfolk, VA, Robert W. Meusel, Jr. and Colin P. Meusel of Virginia Beach, VA, Kirby M. Carter of Rhode Island and Thomas Kavanaugh of Virginia Beach, VA; as well as almost forty first cousins.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, June 9, 2010, between 6 and 8 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel and a memorial service will held there the following day, June 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. The family wishes to thank the remarkable caregivers at The Chesapeake Home for Adults whose generous and loving attention made Timmy's last years more peaceful. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to save the bay at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, attn: Membership Department, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD, 21403 or online at www.cbf.org. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.
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