Jo Ann Gross Kavalauskas, age 64, of Beavercreek, OH, passed away quietly Friday, December 30, 2016, at home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Betty Jo Gross; sister, Penny Gross; and grandparents, Joseph and Jesse Scheckelhoff.
Jo Ann is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Richard; sons, Eric (Martha) Kavalauskas and Matt (Misty) Kavalauskas; brother, Jeff (Cathy) Gross; and aunt, Delores Wilson; as well as 6 grandch...ildren, 2 nieces, 1 nephew, and 2 great-nieces.
She was born November 23, 1952, in Dayton, OH, to the late Joseph and Betty Jo Gross. Jo Ann retired from W.P.A.F.B. after 36 years. She was an animal lover, especially her 2 beloved parrots. After retirement, she enjoyed traveling with pilgrimages to Italy and Europe, sailing in the Caribbean, and snow birding in Florida for the past eight winters where she was an avid sea shell collector.
She volunteered at the Beavercreek Senior Center and will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following:
St. Vincent de Paul Administration
124 W. Apple Street
Dayton, OH 45402
Humane Society of Greater Dayton
1661 Nicholas Road
Dayton, OH 45417
VISITATION: Friday, January 6, 2017, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Newcomer Funeral Home and Crematory
3380 Dayton-Xenia Road
Beavercreek, OH 45432
SERVICE: Saturday, January 7, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
St. Anthony Catholic Church (with Father Greg Konerman)
830 Bowen Street
Dayton, OH 45410
INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery
1625 Calvary Avenue
Dayton, OH 45409