James R. Cavanagh Jr., formerly of Oak Park and River Forest, died at home in The Woodlands, Texas on Dec. 31, 2022. Born in Chicago on Feb. 12, 1930 to Dora (McArthur) and James R. Cavanagh Sr., he was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Mary Catherine (Paul Clinkert) and his brother William F. (Virginia Gross).

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Rita (Walsh) Cavanagh; his brother, Robert P. (Marilyn Masunas); his children, Megan, Elizabeth (Bret Choklad), S. Mark (Jeanne Grossman), and James III (Valerie LaBouve); nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  

A gathering to remember Jim will take place in Oak Park in February.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Casa Juan Diego, P.O. Box 70113, Houston, TX 77270 (info@cjd.org).

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