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Featured Family Member - Gregory Kavanagh


Gregory S. Kavanagh
Gregory S. Kavanagh

Gregory was born in Jersey City, NJ in 1963. His parents, Walter and Kathryn Kavanagh, moved their family to the small township of Brick in 1965. As a child Gregory grew up like so many others going to the public school system in Brick Township and playing sports, such as soccer and football. Gregory graduated from high school in 1982, and in that same year he entered the U.S. Navy to become a Seabee as an Electrician. He remained in service until 1990 when he received an Honorable Discharge.

During his childhood years Gregory saved three people from drowning on three seperate occasions. The first was a small child in a lake near his home, the second an adult saved from in a river during an outing, and the third a small child saved from drowning in a swimming pool.

Gregory married Diane L. VanDusen and they have 4 children. He still lives in the township in which he grew up and works as an electrician for the local IBEW Union #400. Aside from his day job of mild mannered electrician Gregory also leads a second life as an Inventor and he holds U.S. and Canadian patents.

Gregory spends his evenings serving his community both as a volunteer firefighter and as a councilman. First elected in 1998 he regained his council seat for a second term of four years in 2001. Gregory is one of the Kavanagh's we can all be proud of because he is the type of man who always steps forward to help others.

Submitted by Gregory S. Kavanagh II