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Daniel Downer Gavin
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Daniel D. Gavin passed away August 26, 2018. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on September 9, 1957. No one who met Dan ever forgot his infectious smile or that devilish twinkle in his eye.

He was married twice. First to Anne Gavin, divorced and then to Pamela Goff Gavin also divorced.

Dan leaves behind two grown children, Benjamin D. Gavin,, a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago and currently lives in Japan where he teaches English to Japanese citizens,and Madeline R. Gavin, who is currently a student at Purdue University in Indiana . He was the son of Louis M. Gavin and the late Norma Lee Gavin. He is also survived by two brothers, Andrew Gavin of Mandeville, La and Matthew Gavin of Baltimore, MD and by Diane Gavin wife of Louis. M Gavin

He is a graduate from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Journalism.. At the time of his death he was a businessman and was residing in Knoxville, TN . His hobbies were music and sports. He played football and basketball in high school. He watched several tv screens at a time to watch the college and professional ball.

Dan was well known in the Chicago area as a member of the popular BWS ROCK BAND. He was passionate about music and had been a part of this band for the last 40 years. The band members will hold a memorial concert at the Wooden Nickel in Highwood, Il on Oct. 20,2018 in honor of Dan.

All of the band members grew up in the Deerfield,Il area and they have been together since Jr. High school He not only is a proficient song writer and drummer but played many other musical instruments.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Covenant Church in Covington, La. at 4 pm.. Bishop Alfred Young will conduct the services.Care Cremation and Funeral Service are entrusted with final care.


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