Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
November 28, 2011 12:29 pm EST


MARYSVILLE — William E. McGavick, 82, of Marysville, died Thursday, Nov. 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 Co. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean War era, where he served on the USS LeRay Wilson and as a recruiting officer in Minneapolis, Minn. He received a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and a Master 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, Wis., and Thomas (Patricia) McGavick of Dayton; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church in Marysville. The Rev. Father David A. Poliafico will be celebrant 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 Tuesday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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