Dennis A. Cavin Obituary, Death – Washington native Dennis A. Cavin, 73, died on March 27, 2023. On December 30, 1949, in St. Louis, Dennis Cavin was born to parents Ed Cavin and Pearl nee Murphy. He graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas HS in 1968 and then went on to study at St. Louis University. He married Toni Blanke in Ouray, Colorado on September 28th, 1992.
Mr. Cavin joined the Metro West Fire Protection District in 1975 and eventually rose through the ranks to Battalion Chief. Dennis taught at the St. Louis Fire Academy, and the 63rd graduating class was given the name “Dennis” in his honor. The incident command system, still in use today, was also largely due to his efforts.Dennis was an avid traveler who saw 49 of the 50 United States, 5 of Canada’s provinces, and 9 of Europe’s countries. His family, though, brought him the most happiness.
Scott Cavin, Angela Carrico and significant other Daniel, Michelle Goddard and husband Chris, Meghan Riess and husband Tony, Daniel Cavin and wife Stacy, and Christopher Cavin; four siblings, Terry Cavin, Jill Kertz and husband Andy, Pat Cavin and wife Kim, and Michael Cavin; five grandchildren, and other relatives and many friends are among those who will miss him.
On Wednesday, March 29, 2023, from 4-8 p.m., guests may pay their respects at the Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at St. Francis Borgia Church on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 12 p.m. The burial will take place at the church’s cemetery. Donations to Backstoppers can be donated in lieu of flowers.