William McGavisk

Obituary of William L. McGavisk

Smethport- William L."Bill" "Red" McGavisk, Jr., 79, of Hubert, NC, died Thursday (July 14, 2011) at his residence. He was born Oct 19, 1931 in Olean, NY, a son of William L. and Ernestine Peeler McGavisk, Sr. On August 18, 1962, in St. Elizabeth Church, Smethport, he married Pauline M. Dragoone, who died on Oct. 15, 2006. Mr. McGavisk was a graduate of Smethport High School and worked as a lab technician for the Quaker State Oil Refinery in Farmers Valley, PA. He was a former member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church for many years, and was currently a member of St. Mildred's Catholic Church. He volunteered many man hours at The Hem of His Garments Christian thrift store in his home town in North Carolina. He is survived by one twin daughter: Christine M. "Dee-Dee" (Joseph) Giampa of Hubert, NC one sister: Phyllis Bretz of Port Allegany, PA Grandchildren, Jacinta Mae McGlone, Zachary Jarrett Harrison, Patrick David Harrison, Travis William Giampa, and Justin Joseph Giampa. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a twin daughter, Elizabeth Jean "Lisa" "Dee-Dee" Harrison on May 17, 2009. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 20, at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, from 6-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Thursday at 10 A.M., in St. Elizabeth Church, Smethport, with the Rev. Vincent P. Cieslewicz, pastor as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport. Memorials, if desired, can be made to the St. Elizabeth Church Development Fund. Online condolences can be left at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.
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