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Joseph Thomas Kavanagh
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Service: January 12, 2016 at 1:00pm (Tuesday)
Location: US Naval Academy Columbarium

Joseph Kavanagh died on January 2, 2016 at his home after a long illness. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 11, 1938. He attended St. Patrick�s Elementary School, Brooklyn Technical High School, The Bullis School, and was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, class of 1961.

   During his time on active duty he served on the destroyers USS O�Hare and USS Laffey. He left active duty in 1965 and began his private sector career. In 1969 he co-founded Vector Research Company and in 1988 he founded NTI Corporation, a provider of engineering services to the United States Navy.

   He is survived by his wife, Sandra, (nee Hendley); two sons, Joseph C. Kavanagh (Mercedes) of Bethesda, MD; Edward H. Kavanagh (Karen) of Poolesville, MD; and a daughter Elizabeth Summers (Jeff) of Brookeville,MD; six grandchildren: Katie, Grace, Jack, Jimmy, Caroline and Theodore. He is also survived by a sister, Helene Weyant, and a brother, Leonard Kavanagh.

   A Service will be held at the US Naval Academy Columbarium on Tuesday, January 12 at 1 pm.

   In lieu of flowers a donation in his name may be sent to The Navy Seal Foundation <www.navysealfoundation.org>

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