Michael Gavin Obituary, Death – Michael S. Gavin, age 52, of Ohio Township, passed away on May 18, 2023 after a valiant struggle against brain cancer. He was surrounded by his family and close friends at the time of his passing. On January 31, 1971, he was brought into the world by his parents, Sandra K. (Foster) Gavin and the late Thomas J. Gavin.
Makenna K. Gavin and Nora Kate Gavin, his daughters, are among those who will remember him fondly. He is survived by his devoted wife of 23 years, Emily A. (Borza) Gavin. Thomas Gavin, who played Geraldine, and Gary Gavin, who played Kathy, were brothers. Additionally, he is survived by his sister-in-law, Alison Juhl (Jason), as well as his in-laws, Robert and Dorothy Borza. And the aunts and uncles’ children’s children, Tom, Shannon, Joey, Patrick, and Caitlin.
The happiest moments of his life came from simply being a father to his two lovely daughters. He was so incredibly pleased of their achievements in both their academic and athletic endeavors, as well as the wonderful, remarkable, and successful young women they had become. He instilled in them his strong work ethic, gentle attitude, and upbeat perspective on the world by telling them repeatedly that “Gavins never quit.”
Michael was larger than life and held a special place in the hearts of many. His childhood was spent on the Northside, and he attended both North Catholic High School and Duquesne University after graduating high school. Michael served his country honorably in the United States Air Force for four years in Anchorage, Alaska, and was a dedicated employee of EQT for a significant portion of his working life.
Michael was a devoted golfer who never passed up an opportunity to play at Shannopin Country Club. You could always find him out on the course. On Monday, the family will be present at Schellhaas & Sons Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., located at 1600 Stone Mansion Drive in Sewickley, Pennsylvania 15143 (Franklin Park/Wexford), to greet friends from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service, known as a Mass of Christian Burial, will take place on Tuesday at 10 am at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, which is located at 2230 Rochester Road in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237.