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Obituaries: 12-06-18

Harvey Gavin, Jr.

Harvey J. “Mike” Gavin, Jr., age 86, of Maumee, passed away on Sunday, November 25.

Born in Toledo on February 27, 1932 to Harvey and Wilma (Liebich) Gavin, he graduated from Macomber High School and then began his career as a carpenter with the city of Toledo and served in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He then founded his general contracting firm, Gavin and Associates. Two noteworthy projects were St. Joseph Community Center in Maumee and The Parkcrest Medical Center in Toledo. Mr. Gavin was also a partner in Knight Realty Property Management. A lifelong golfer, in retirement he loved his position as general manager at Heather Downs Country Club. He loved to travel, especially to Florida, and also enjoyed his cottage on Sand Lake, antiquing and cooking, collecting a vast array of cookbooks. His greatest joy was spending time with his large family and he was always proud of their accomplishments.

Mr. Gavin is survived by his children, Michael, Patrick (Letti), Maureen Kohlman, Timothy, Kathleen Mikulak, Colleen (Ralph) Schade and Daniel (Beth); grandchildren, Michael (Lisa) Sean, Kelli, Colleen, Ryane (Michael), Chelsea (Dalton), John, Jacob, Kristen, Kelsey, Kevin, Karah, Jessica, Meghan (Flynn), Erin, Gavin, Brenden, Madison, Elise, Christopher, Joey (Shelby), Ellie and Annie (Jordan); great-grandchildren, Zoe, Elliott, Asher, Jack, Flynn, Macy and Bryce; and sister, Helene Cramer. He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Gregg; former wife, Helen; and niece, Sarah.

Visitation took place on November 30 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, where funeral services began on December 1, followed by the funeral Mass at St. Joseph Church in Maumee. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery in Maumee. Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans (dav.org) or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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