March 30, 1929 - November 24, 2011
William E. McGavick, 82, of Marysville, died Thursday, November
24,2011 at Delaware Court Care Center in Delaware. He retired after a career in Human Resources and Industrial Relations at
several firms, among them Briggs and Stratton, Litton Industries,
Wonder Bread and the Wisconsin Telephone Company. He was a veteran of the US Navy during the Korean War era, where he served on the USS LeRay
Wilson and as a recruiting officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Marquette University and a Master’s
of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University.
He was a lifelong student of history and an avid reader. As a woodworker, he built many bookcases to
support this habit. During his earlier years, he loved to camp and fish.
Since the passing of his dear wife, he was able to continue his daily
routine in his home with the dedicated support and expressions of
concern by his neighbors and friends.
He was born March 30, 1929 to the late William E. and Helen Rose
Morrissey McGavick and was also predeceased on May 9, 2011 by his wife
of 55 years, Vernie F. Johnson McGavick.
He is survived by his daughter Mary Helen (Michael McAngus) McGavick of Delaware County; two brothers, James (Patricia) McGavock of Brookfield, WI and Thomas (Patricia) McGavick of Dayton; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church in Marysville. Rev. Fr. David A. Poliafico will officiate and burial will be beside his wife at the church cemetery with military honors provided by the Union County Military Funeral Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Underwood Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwood16.wpengine.com.
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