Joseph Cavagnaro

Obituary of Joseph Cavagnaro

Joseph F. Cavagnaro, 93, of Peckville, died Monday evening at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore after a brief illness. He and his wife Theresa were married for 65 years, she passed away in August of 2016.

Born in Jessup, he was the son of the late Frank “Ziggy” and Jennie Skovira Cavagnaro. He was a graduate of Jessup High School and immediately went to Europe to serve his country in the United States Army. Joseph was employed by Oklahoma Oil Co., prior to his retirement. He was a longtime member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Peckville, Michael Steiner Post 411 American Legion, Jessup V.F.W. Post 5544 and Jessup Hose Company #1. 

Surviving are a son, Joseph J. Cavagnaro and wife Madonna, Peckville; two daughters, Susan Checefsky and husband Walter, Archbald and Ellen March and husband Stanley, Eynon. Grandchildren, Joseph P. Cavagnaro and wife Lindsay, Archbald, Lynn Cole and husband James, Clifford, Walter A. Checefsky, Archbald , John March and wife Lorren, Trappe, PA and Eric March, Eynon; Great-grandchildren, Teagan, Andrew, and Matthew; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Karen Checefsky, two sisters and a brother, Mary Alunni, Frank “Sglick” Cavagnaro, and Ann Wasilchak.

The funeral will be on Saturday at 9:30 am at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Peckville. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Jessup. Viewing hours will be held on Friday from 4-7pm at the Louis M. Margotta Funeral Home, 511 Church St. Jessup, PA.

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