Capt William J. Cavanaugh, USAF-Ret. and Mrs. Kathleen A. Cavanaugh
Born in New York City, NY, William enlisted in the Army Air Corps Cadet Flying Training Program in June, 1942. He was called to active duty in December, 1942. He flew combat missions in B-24s with the 15th Air Force in the European Theater and was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses.
He started manufacturing companies that designed and manufactured recreational and physical fitness equipment for the Armed Forces under Government Services Administration (GSA) contracts. He also sold recreational equipment to school systems throughout the country.
He sold his companies and now enjoys designing new products.
Born in New York City, NY, Catherine graduated high school in 1940 and worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company until she married William in 1946.
Working with her husband, she developed business experience in the various fields of retail, wholesale, and manufacturing. Each endeavor required study and research, product design, marketing, and developing customer relationships.
She collected international art, primarily Oriental porcelains, paintings and antiquities. She enjoys collecting and reading books, visiting museums, and is always interested in people—adults and children—in every walk of life.