Sheil E. Kavanagh, Jr.
Mr. Sheil E. Kavanagh, Jr., age 64, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, July 14, 2011.
A native Delawarean, Mr. Kavanagh was born in Wilmington on July 30, 1946, son of the late Sheil E. Kavanagh, Sr. and Alice Carroll Kavanagh. He proudly served his country as a sergeant in the US Marine Corps as a combat veteran during the Vietnam War and was also stationed for a time in the Dominican Republic. Following his honorable discharge, he volunteered as both a firefighter and an EMT with the Wilmington Manor Fire Company. He later became a professional firefighter with the City of Wilmington, where he retired after over 20 years of service.
He is survived by his brothers, Thomas Kavanagh (Terry) of Wilmington and Stephen E. Kavanagh (Theresa) of Newark; a nephew; and four nieces.
The funeral service and interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, NH 03086 (800/555-9140).
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