Rev. John Paul Kavanaugh
Rev. John Paul Kavanaugh, an Oakland native, died June 28 in San Mateo. He was 88 years of age and had been a priest of the Archdiocese of San Francisco for nearly 65 years.
Father Kavanaugh was baptized at Oakland's Sacred Heart Church and attended the parish grammar school. After elementary school he continued his education at St. Joseph's College in Mountain View and St. Patrick's Seminary. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1948 by Archbishop John J. Mitty.
He served as an associate pastor at parishes in San Francisco, San Bruno and San Rafael, pastor at two parishes, and was on the faculty at Serra High School in San Mateo before he retired in 1997.
He is survived by his sister, Mary Jane, and extended family in the Bay Area, in Omaha and on the East Coast.
The funeral Mass was held July 8 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Redwood City.
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