St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Buff
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Air Force Staff Sergeant Rory R. Gavic, age 25, stationed at Hill Air Force base in Layton, Utah formerly of Buffalo and Eagan, Minnesota. He was born on July 13, 1984 left to be with the Lord on November 14, 2009. Rory joined the United States Air Force in 2002. He was a gifted K-9 Handler who was awarded for his many achievements, including Airman of the Year in 2008. He served two tours of duty in the Middle East, proudly serving his country. His kindness and soft-spoken ways will be missed by who knew him. Rory is preceded in death by his grandmother: Marie McCarthy; grandfathers: Carleton Gavic and Marlan Sawatzke. He is survived and loved by his mother and step-father, Linda and Jim Sawatzke of Buffalo; his brothers and step-sister: Carl Gavic, Charlie McCarthy and Cassie Ecklend of Buffalo; grandfathers: Frank (Lisa) Czanstkowski of Montrose, Rick (Ellen) Weeks of Buffalo and Dr. Charles McCarthy of Mendota Hights; grandmothers: Anita Gavic of Grand Maris and Evelyn Sawatzke of Buffalo; nephew Logan Gavic of Annandale; great aunt Kathy Oâ€™neil of Buffalo; aunts and uncles: Dave (Debbie) Larsen of Buffalo, Rita Bloom of Buffalo, Frank (Debbie) Czanstkowski of Rockford, Mike (Melody) Czanstkowski of St. Michael, Tom (Dianne) Schumacher of Plymouth, Robert (Kathy) Czanstkowski of St. Paul, Scott (Kathy) Czanstkowski of Montrose, Ryan Czanstkowski of Buffalo, Anthony (Nikki) Czanstkowski of St. Michael, Shawn (Andrea) Huss of Montrose, Adam Czanstkowski of St. Michael, Aaron Czanstkowski of Buffalo, Amanda Czanstkowski of Montrose and many other cousins, relatives and friends. Visitation is Friday, November 20th from 4-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo with a prayer service at 7 P.M. Further visitation will be one hour prior to mass. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, November 21st at 11AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. Interment with full Military Honors will be at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.