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Obituary - LLOYD LAVIN

 


Lloyd Lavin died peacefully on April 19, 2016, at 84 years old after a 50-year battle with multiple sclerosis. Mr. Lavin was predeceased just four months ago by Mary, his wife of 63 years. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Lloyd was a disabled veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force. He owned and operated a carpet company in Cleveland and worked tirelessly with the MS Society to raise awareness and participate in experimental treatments to ease or slow the effects of the disease.

After retiring and moving to Florida 20 years ago, he and Mary became members and volunteers at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. He loved writing prose and poetry and remained an avid and faithful fan of the Cleveland Indians and Browns.

Mr. Lavin is survived by his children, Jeffrey (Debbie) of Beachwood, Ohio, Steven (Carol) of Amelia Island, Fla., and James (Virginia) of Jacksonville. He was the beloved Papa of Brian (Kara), David (Holly), Michael (Korym Stankie, fiancé) and Kevin (Catherine). He was the Great Papa of Jackson, Ethan and Madison. He is also survived by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lois and Mark Silverberg of Longwood and many loving nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at Beth Israel Memorial Park with Rabbi Rick Sherwin officiating. In memory of Lloyd Lavin, the family requests contributions to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2701 Maitland Center Parkway, Suite 100, Maitland 32751. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel. 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810.

 

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