Walter J. Cavanaugh of Glen Mills

Walter J. Cavanaugh, 86, of Glen Mills, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday night after happily watching his beloved Philadelphia Eagles soundly defeat the LA Rams 30 to 23.

Walter J. Cavanaugh

Walter was a graduate of John Bartram High School and Drexel University.  After serving honorably in our armed forces, Walter put his chemical engineering skills to use at Publicker Printing and the Philadelphia Water Company. Freemasonry was an important part of Walter’s life and he spoke fondly of his fellow brothers at the Tacony Lodge.

Reciting sports statistics, no matter the era, came with ease to Walt, and he was never seen walking the halls of Maris Grove Retirement Community without a political history book tucked carefully under his arm. One of Walter’s true passions was for telling “dad” jokes…many of which were pretty darn funny.

Walter is survived by his sister-in-law Esther, his nieces and nephew Esther, Helen and John, their spouses Gregory, Raymond and Karen, as well as his grandnieces and nephews, Catherine, Raymond, Esther and David. Walter is predeceased by his father John, his mother Helen, his step-father Carlton, his favorite aunt Marian, and his older brother John.

You may visit with his family from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, in the  Batton Room at St. John’s  Episcopal Church, 576 Concord Road in Glen Mills. His memorial service will follow at 10. Burial will follow at 12:30 Saturday, in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 225 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Autism Delaware, either by mail (924 Old Harmony Road Suite 201, Newark, DE  19713) or online (Memorial/Honor option

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square.



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