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John W. "Jack" Kavalek II

Obituary for John W. "Jack" Kavalek II

May 25, 1945 - January 7, 2019
Warrington, Pennsylvania | Age 73


John W. Kavalek, II "Jack", of Warrington, passed away into God's loving care on Monday, January 7, 2019. He was 73 years old. Jack was born on May 25, 1945 in Abington to the late John W. Kavalek, Sr. and the late Alice M. (nee Herron) Kavalek. He was a graduate of Upper Moreland High School and attended Bucks County Community College and then Temple University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education.

Even though Jack specialized in Physical Education, his career path took him in a different direction. Jack had done surveying work after high school, and this work led him to pursue a career in civil engineering. He served as a surveyor and project manager for many construction companies, including Irwin and Leighton; Frank DiLauro Company; Mellon Stuart; Blair Mill Construction Company; and Westfield Corporation. In addition, Jack proudly served as a volunteer firefighter for the Willow Grove Fire Co., joining in the 1960's. Jack served the fire house for over fifty years. In his free time, Jack enjoyed racing, working on and restoring classic cars, and spending time with his family. He was also passionate about wildlife and loved animals, especially dogs and cats.

Jack is survived by his loving companion of almost 30 years, Gale Mays, and his three loving children Tasia L. Kavalek (Chris), Brennen J. Kavalek, and Matthew R. Kavalek. He also joins in heaven his baby grandson, Gabriel Thomas.

Relatives, friends, and members of the Willow Grove Fire Co. are invited to Jack's Life Celebration on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Craft-Givnish of Abington, Inc., 1801 Old York Rd., Abington, PA 19001 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. followed by his funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers donations in Jack's name may be made to the AARK Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at 1531 Upper Stump Road, Chalfont, PA 18914, or the Willow Grove Fire Co., 227 DavisvilleRd., Willow Grove PA, 19090. Family services are entrusted to Craft-Givnish of Abington, Inc., 215-659-2000.

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