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John Michael McAvoy

June 18, 1957 ~ January 26, 2024 (age 66) 66 Years Old

John McAvoy Obituary

John Michael McAvoy was called to his eternal home on January 26, 2024.

As a 49-year member of Boilermakers Local Lodge 154, Pittsburgh, PA, John had a wonderful career and life as a construction Boilermaker. 

John was a member of the Moose Club since 1978, and has current membership at Lodge 1835 in New Smyrna Beach, FL; and Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 285 in Edgewater, FL.

Throughout his life, he enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting, motorcycle racing, and riding.  After retirement, fishing and boating on the Florida waterways filled his days.  Caring for his family and all those around him was a special gift he expressed every day.  His faith in God was ever present.

He will be deeply missed by his wife Tina; sons John Patrick (Amy) and Michael (Haley); sisters Susie Milby (Thomas), and Sheri McAvoy-Reese; a special grandson Johnny; nieces, Michelle and Kaylan; a nephew, Kyle; along with great nephews, a great niece and loving aunts, cousins, and an uncle. 

John was preceded in death by his parents John F. "Jack" and Patricia McAvoy.

Father Bill Methany will preside for the Catholic Funeral Liturgy at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Monday, February 5, 2024, at 11:00 AM. The family will be present at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester on Sunday, February 4, 2024, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM and 4:00-7:00 PM when friends are welcome to visit. Boilermakers Ritual will be held on Sunday during the visitation at 6 PM. John’s burial will be held at Locust Hill Cemetery in Chester.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
February 4, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Arner Funeral Chapel
607 Carolina Ave
Chester, WV 26034

Visitation
Sunday
February 4, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Arner Funeral Chapel
607 Carolina Ave
Chester, WV 26034

Funeral Liturgy
Monday
February 5, 2024

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Chester)

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