Daniel Patrick Cavanagh, 65, of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 6:10 am on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at his residence in Chatsworth, IL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Chatsworth with Monsignor Michael C. Bliss officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 1:00 pm on Saturday prior to the service at the church. Holy Rosary will be recited at 9:30 am before the visitation. Burial will follow mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Chatsworth, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to HOPE Church, MSA Coalition research, or Advocate Hospice in Normal, IL. Dan was born March 17, 1950 in Fairbury, IL a son of Emmett and Lillian (Galle) Cavanagh. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother in law, Ellen and Robert Lawless. He leaves behind Katie Cavanagh and their three children: Matt Cavanagh of Chatsworth, IL, Kacie (Nathan) Hunter of Woodlawn, IL, and Adam (Jordi) Cavanagh of Chatsworth, IL; and one brother: Michael Cavanagh of Chicago, IL Dan was educated at Sts. Peter Paul School in Chatsworth. He went to Chatsworth High School graduating in 1968. Dan received a bachelor’s degree in Forestry from Southern Illinois University in 1972. He began working at Comlara Park (Evergreen Lake) attributing to reforestation, campground, and nature development of the park. He spent the remainder of his career in Ag Chemicalsales until his retirement in 2012. He was a lifetime member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Dan was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Sons of the American Legion. Dan loved opening day of pheasant season and hunting of all kinds. He was a lifelong Chicago White Sox and Indy 500 fan. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his children and seeing them grow up. He was a loving husband, dad, and friend who will be greatly missed. Dan was also proud that he never had to see the Cubs win a World Series.
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