Sean Andrew Cavnar

September 27, 1966 - February 25, 2021
Sean Andrew Cavnar


Sean Andrew Cavnar, 54, went to his final resting place Thursday, February 25, 2021. He was born in Chicago, IL and raised by Tommy Joe and the late Eileen Cavnar. Also, preceding him in death was his sister, Patti Berg Cavnar.

Surviving Sean is his father, Tommy Joe Cavnar; sister, Christine Cavnar and his very significant other, Jill Cesarsky; Michelle Goodwin, mother of his daughters, Amber Powell (Bric) and Brittany Lancaster (Justin,); Diantha Cavnar, mother of his daughters, Heavan Cavnar and Seanna Cavnar; grandchildren: Jhett Powell, Jasper Powell, Sterling Lancaster, Stellar Lancaster, and many aunts,cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Sean served with honor and distinction in the United States Marine Corps as a Gunnery Sergant for 20 years. During his career Sean received many military awards in his service to his country around the world.

A visitation will be Tuesday, March 2, 2021, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM and a funeral service on Wednesday at 10:00 AM at the Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA and will be announced at a later date.

A memorial service will be held and can be joined virtually on Wednesday, March 3rd. The service will be live-streamed via Zoom starting at 10:00 AM

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  • November 27, 2022
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  • March 01, 2021
    Steve Henshaw says:
    RIP buddy.....had some good times growing up together .....glad we were able to talk some a couple of weeks ago!!! Wish I could have spent some time with you before all this happened!!! You will be missed!!!!

  • December 21, 2021
    GySgt. and Susan Tant says:
    Sean, You were a great friend to my husband, GySgt. Eric Tant and me. We spent some good times at your rental house in Pensacola. I pray that you found peace, Sean. You can be on a never ending fishing excursion now! Condolences to all his family and especially his children, who loved very much. We love you, brother. Siemper Fi!

  • March 04, 2021
    Janessa says:
    Sean, Gone too soon. May you and Jill meet again one day and carry on your undying love for each other. You two were together until the end; against all others. The people at your side at the end are your angels, and you are theirs.

  • March 03, 2021
    Liz Unger says:
    My heartfelt sympathy on your family’s loss of Sean. I got to know Sean through his high school years at Broadneck High School in Annapolis, Md. My son and Sean were both on the track team and became very good friends. I always thought of the track team kids as my kids. Every Friday night they were at our house. It warms my heart to know that they felt so welcome at our home. Sean will always be in my heart. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.