Private family services will be held.
Contributions in his name can be made to the VA Medical Center in Tomah, Wis., or The High Ground Veterans Memorial Park in Neillsville.
Mr. Gavinski was born in Stevens Point and attended area schools.
He served with honor in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and completed 11 months of active combat duty on the flight deck of the USS Midway.
He worked at a variety of employers in the Stevens Point, Three Lakes and Wausau areas before recently retiring.
Survivors include his mother, Shirley, North Haven Assisted Living, Stevens Point; one brother, Thomas, Greenfield; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Peter.