Thomas Lavin

Obituary of Thomas Lavin

Thomas (Tom) J. Lavin, 87 entered faithfully into eternal rest on February 22, 2018. Married for 60 years to the love of his life Elizabeth Brady Lavin. And the most fabulous father to Eileen (Herman) Dohmann of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Patricia (John) Lennon of Garnerville, NY, and Jeanne Marie Pavia of Monroe, NY. Poppa Tom was the best Grandfather to Jeffrey (Michelle), Gregory and Patrick Dohmann, Kathryn, Thomas and Matthew Lennon and Jordan and Spencer Pavia. Born to Michael and Ellen Lavin on March 31, 1930, Tom leaves behind his sister, Sr. Eileen Lavin and several nieces and nephews. Tom was predeceased by his parents and brother's (Michael) Jim, Andy and John.

Tom served in the Air Force during the Korean War from 1951-1955 stationed in Anchorage, Alaska and Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was there that he learned to flip hamburgers and they were his favorite meal since. Tom was a greeting card salesman for 35 years working for Norcross and Gibson Greeting Cards. Many a times folks would be able to grab wrapping paper, party products or a last minute card from his garage stash. Tom was a member of St. Anthony's Parish Council and an active member of the Bingo team (best number caller), Holy Name Society and past President of the Parish Council. Next to his family, Tom's greatest achievement was establishing the West Nyack Swim and Tennis Club. For the past 51 Years his summers were with Elizabeth and the girls at the Club, establishing the same weekend spot by the diving boards or at Lavin's Lounge. He enjoyed many social events especially the Lavin Family Reunions. He was past President and an active Board Member and granted the title of President Emeritus.

Please join Tom's family to celebrate his life Sunday February 25th from 3-8pm at Joseph W. Sorce Funeral Home, Inc., 728 West Nyack Road, West Nyack, Ny (845) 358 – 4433 www.sorcefuneralhome.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday February 26th at 10:00 am in St. Anthony's Parish Church, Nanuet NY. Interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery.

Donations can be made in Tom's memory to St. Anthony's Church and The Marist Brothers, PO Box 413, Worth, Illinois, 60482-0413