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“Jim was always so kind and positive, and he had a great sense of humor. He was a wonderful and talented teacher. It was a priveldge to know him. My...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Greg Rohrman - Coworker

“I am saddened to hear of the passing of "Nanna" Gavitt a fellow Zeta Psi brother from Bloomsburg. I pledged under him in Pi Kappa Epsilon and think...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Michael Pillagalli - West Chester, PA

“Dear Betsy, Amy and Andrew, Paul and I were saddened to hear that Jim had passed away. Our sincerest condolences to you all. He was such a nice guy...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Paul and Donna Hand - NJ - Friend

“Dear Betsy & family & Joey, Carol & June. I was saddened to hear of Jimmy's (he will always be Jimmy to me) death. I knew him & his family from the...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Bonnie Smith (Motel) - CA

“Dear Betsy, Andrew, and Amy, We remember Jim as one of the most caring residents and teachers in Middle Township. It was an honor to know him and...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Virginia & Jerry Heslinga - VA

“Dear Betsy, Amy, Andrew and families,I was so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I feel honored to have known such a friendly and caring man! We had a...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Ortman - NJ - Friend

“Jim was a friend,fellow educator and a special guy!He was our MTEA President who stood and fought for all the teachers.He was a special teacher to...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Robert Merryman - Rio Grande, NJ

“Betsy, Amy, Andrew and family,I was so saddened to read of Jim's passing he was one of a kind. Always a smile and a kind word. My deepest sympathies...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Keating - South Dennis, NJ

“I will always remember Jim's Critter Count tabulation on his office wall in D-00, which included mice, bugs and snakes,etc. Always unflappable, Jim...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Sue Kolesaire - Somers Point, NJ

“My deepest sympathies in the loss of this wonderful man! I wa never privileged to have had Jim as a teacher but he always made you feel like he was...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Donna Horvath Millen - SC

“Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. We have fond memories of Jim as a fellow educator and neighbor. I also greatly enjoyed...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jacque & Frank Ross - Punta Gorda, FL

“Betsy, Joey, Carol, June Bug, and FamiliesSo sorry to hear about Jim. You're all in our thoughts and prayers.Barbara ( Todd ) Koval & Donna Todd ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Koval - Hazleton, PA


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Gavitt, James Lee, 70 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away October 17, 2018. He was born in Hazleton, PA to the late Walter and Jeanne Wear Gavitt and earned a Master's Degree from Bloomsburg University in 1970. Jim moved to Cape May County 48 years ago and taught in Middle Township for 40 years. Over the years he also painted and wallpapered many homes and businesses throughout Cape May County. Jim was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cape May Court House and as an educator served as the MTEA President, NJEA Director, NEA Director, and MTHS former advisor for the FEA (Future Educators of America).

Jim is survived by his wife, Betsey (formerly Styers); children: Amy (Peter) Bruno and Andrew (Heather) Styers Gavitt; grandchildren: Oliver and Caroline Bruno and Elizabeth Gavitt; siblings: Walter Jospeh (Robin) Gavitt, Carol (Jack Timony) Washko, and June Phillips; as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Memorial service will be Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1 Church St., Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Donations may be made in Jim's name to Future Educators of America Scholarship Fund, Middle Township High School, 300 East Atlantic Ave., Cape May Court House, NJ 08210.