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In Memory of
Jon A. Cavanaugh
July 3, 1949 - June 14, 2020

Sunday, June 28th from 1-3 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home

Sunday, June 28th 3 p.m. at Moreland Funrral Home

Jon A. Cavanaugh, 70, of Westerville, Ohio passed away suddenly at his home June 14, 2020. He retired after 37 years at Worthington Cylinders / Industries. Veteran of the United States Air Force. Jon was a beloved member of the Westerville Senior Center and Westerville Community Center. Preceded in death by father, John Cavanaugh, mother, Janet Cavanaugh Gallant and step-father, Ellis Gallant. Jon was very much loved by his sister, Gigi Elliott and close friend, Jeff Walland; cousins, Susan (Allan) Brown, Carl (Esta) Browning, Art Browning and Ken Browning; close friends, Geri McNeal, Dee Ferguson, Pam Zych and many others. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A celebration of life service will be held at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Sunday at 3 p.m. with visitation from 1-3 p.m., Rev. Mark Gauen, officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cat Welfare and The Humane Society. Condolances may be left at


Dee Ferguson

Jun 24, 2020

My heart breaks for each and every one of you on the loss of our dear friend, Jon. I knew Jon for over 47 years, his mother, Janet for 49, his grandmother, Mrs. Avey, for about ten years. They were exceptional, brilliant, loving, talent people who will be sorely missed. Jon was a God fearing man who, I am sure, has gone to a better place. My tears are for myself and you, for our loss of this very special man, who we all loved dearly. God bless him, and you, at this time of such a great loss.


Ree Simpson

Jun 24, 2020

Gigi, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Sending lots of love to you, your family, and his friends. Hugs, Ree


Sue Ammon

Jun 25, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Jon. I only met him twice, but spent a lot of time with his mother, Janet. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.


Ken Browning

Jun 26, 2020

Jon to us Brownings was more than just a mere cousin, more like what we in our extended family, the Benades Cornuells Brownings and Ricketts call brother cousins or sister cousins. Always cheerful and ready to treat us to a meal at Cracker Barrel or his other favorites where everyone knew and welcomed him readily, Jon was the big brother you always wanted to be around. He will be missed, yet undoubtedly generous in spirit where he is now.


Sue Robinson

Jun 27, 2020

A few years ago, I remember Jon wanting to move to a new home, but he had an elderly neighbor who was not doing well, and he pledged to not abandon her. He made good on that pledge, and put off the move till after her death. That is the kind of person Jon was, a loyal friend. The world just lost a very dear soul.


Eve Clarke

Jun 27, 2020

I know Jon through Westerville Senior Center. I volunteered in the kitchen every Friday and some Wednesdays. Jon always made it a point to stop and visit for a little while and he was always happy. He brought joy to everyone and we discussed animals since we both love cats and I used to volunteer for CHA in Westerville. He always brightened everyone's day. I will miss him. He had a beautiful soul.


Tysa Stansbery Pang

Jun 27, 2020

I will miss Jon dearly. I met him and his mother at church, and it turned out we had several family connections. We became close friends. There were several of us women who would've married him in a heartbeat! Such a combination of wit and heart are so, so rare. And we shared that childlike spirit! We need more of Jon, not less. Gigi, I am so happy you became his family! Whenever he spoke of you his eyes lit up and he just glowed. We are all just so blessed to have known him.


Geri McNeil

Jun 28, 2020


Lisa Chadwick

Jun 28, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I pray that God gives you peace at this very difficult time. Jon was a wonderful person. He always had a smile on his face when he came into Kroger. He would brighten my day! He would bring warm donuts in at the exact time I needed a lift. Jon will be missed. Love and Prayers, Lisa Chadwick