Gerard “Jerry” Joseph Caviston Sr., 85, of Greenfield Township, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday, December 28th after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Takach Caviston.
Born in Carbondale, son of the late Patrick and Mildred Jones Caviston, he was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, longtime member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local Union #445, and an expert sewing machine mechanic. Following his retirement from McKinney Products Company, Jerry maintained his uncanny ability to fix nearly anything. A long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan, Jerry had a great sense of humor and a wry smile. He was a truly kind and gentle man. Jerry will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.
In addition to his wife, also surviving are his children: Renee Caviston and husband Joe of Phoenixville; Jerry Caviston Jr. and wife Heather of Collegeville; his granddaughter: Charlotte; two sisters: Elizabeth Crogan and husband Richard of Carbondale; Mildred Mitchel and husband Dan of Blakeslee; two brothers: Thomas Caviston and wife Mary of Archbald; Wayne Caviston of Carbondale; his sister-in-law: Kathy Caviston of Havertown; and several nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his sister: Patricia Albanese and husband Joe; two brothers: Patrick and Paul Caviston; and a sister-in-law: Mary Caviston.
The funeral will be Tuesday January 3rd with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 7 pm at the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale and on Tuesday morning at the church from 9am until mass time.