John R. Gavel age 82 born in Chicago Heights, Illinois on August 1, 1936 passed away in Chicago Heights, Illinois on January 12, 2019. Beloved husband to the late Joanne A. Gavel (2002). Loving father to Peggy (Mark) Mitchell, Debi Masterson, Jim (Cate) Gavel, Paul (Jerrell) Gavel and Laura (Greg) Roesch. Cherished grandfather of 14; great grandfather of 13. Brother to late Walter (Audrey) Gavel and MaryAnn (late Ray) Sikorski. Dear friend to Kathleen Benesh. Preceded in death by his parents Stanley and Mary (Skalski) Gavel. John was a member of the Moose Lodge in Joliet and a member of the former Polish American Club in Chicago Heights, Illinois. John also loved to go fishing, painting, camping and especially spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.Visitation Friday, January 18 from 9AM until the time of service at 12 Noon at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Interment: Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood , Illinois. (708) 754-0016.