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1949 Alvin 2020

Alvin Cavanaugh

August 27, 1949 — May 16, 2020

Alvin I. Cavanaugh

August 27, 1949 – May 16, 2020

Alvin I. Cavanaugh, 70 of Niles passed away at home with his family by his side.

Alvin was born on August 27, 1949 in Niles to the late Alvin E and Arlene (Regenos) Cavanaugh.

On January 24, 1970 he married Nancy Hempel who survives.

Alvin is survived by his wife of 50 years Nancy and their children; Kristina Curtis, Josh Cavanaugh, Kelly Groves and Karrie-Ann Cavezza all of Niles, grandchildren; Lindsay, A.J., Maddison, Peyton, Tiffany, Haley, Amber, Tyler, Cassidy and David, great grandchildren; Christopher, Joseph, Jaxon and Piper.  He is also survived by his sisters; Patricia (Dale) McCollum of Elkhart and Salvation Army Major Susan (S.A. Maj. Richard) Hartman of Indianapolis.

Alvin was a member of Hope Community Church.  He had honorably served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion Post 26 and the D.A.V.  Alvin enjoyed building furniture, hunting and fishing.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 2:00pm at Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home.  Due to current COVID limitations, the funeral service will be able to be viewed on our Facebook page at

He will be most missed by his grandson, A.J. who wrote:

Papa, I would love to grow up to be as great as you, as strong and brave.  I would rather be like you than my dad. I also am proud to call you dad instead.  Be strong old man. I’ve always wanted to tell you, thanks for serving our world.  Love you dad.  God Bless,


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Friday, May 22, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home

615 E Main St, Niles, MI 49120

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