Martin Joseph Cavanagh Jr., 80, of Ruckersville, Va., passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. He was born on February 15, 1938, in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Martin Joseph Cavanagh Sr. and Loretta O'Neill Cavanagh. Martin is survived by three sons, Martin J. Cavanagh IV (Nicola), Frank M. Cavanagh, and Matthew J. Cavanagh; one brother, Robert Cavanagh; two sisters, Peggy Cavanagh-Miglino and Lorie Hendrix; one grandchild, Mara Cavanagh; dear friend and former wife, Lynette Cavanagh; and numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Rose Cavanagh. Martin was a retired cryptologist with the National Security Agency. He was also a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. Martin was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church and American Legion Post 128. A Mass of Christian Burial was held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church, 6562 Amicus RD Ruckersville, VA 22968, with Father Michael Mugomba officiating. Interment will follow at a later date. The family received friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2019, at Ryan Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail Ruckersville, VA 22968. Memorial contributions may be made in Martin's memory to the Emily Couric Cancer Center. Please make check payable to UVA Health Foundation, P.O. Box 400331, Charlottesville, VA 22907. An online guestbook is available at Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is in charge of arrangements.

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