March 30, 1925 (Norwalk, CT) – November 30, 2019 (Jacksonville, FL); 94 years old
Married to Carolina Yeadaker (1923-2014) on November 26, 1949 in Miami, Florida.
Children Janet Kavanewsky Flinchum (1957-), Laura Kavanewsky Tiderman (1959-), Stephen (1956-), and John Jr. (1953-).
Local address: Skytop Drive, Norwalk
Enlisted on July 6, 1943
Serial number 01336673
Unit (unknown)

Born to Piotr “Peter” (1889-1967) and Wladislawa “Walterina” Nejelska Kavanewsky (?-1981). John was their only child.

Awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal.

Norwalk High School, Class of ’42

NHS Class of ’42

From The Norwalk Hour February 23, 1945


Private First Class John F. Kavanewsky, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kavanewsky of 21 Third Street, who was wounded in Belgium on November 18, is now convalescing in a hospital in England and expects to continue recuperation at a rehabilitation center in the near future. PFC Kavanewsky and two buddies were preparing for a rest period behind the battle lines when they were struck by enemy fire, according to letters he has sent his parents. His injuries included wounds to the chest, neck and shoulders and it was necessary for him to undergo an operation.

Buried in Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery, 10941 Southern Boulevard
Royal Palm Beach, Florida. Unknown plot number. Photo pending


Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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