Lawrence “Larry” Gavin, 89, peacefully passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017. He was born in Chicago, on May 13, 1927 and was a US Army veteran of WWII.
Larry married Rita Stier on August 4, 1974 in Hinsdale, IL. He spent his career with Ace Hardware Corporation and retired as President of the corporation. He owned Gavin’s Ace Hardware with his wife Rita and sons Ron and John on San Carlos Blvd. in Fort Myers and they recently opened a second location on Nicholas Pkwy, in Cape Coral.
Larry is survived by his wife Rita and their nuclear family: Richard, Rick & Marla, Ron & Laura, Randy & Kitty, John & Cindy and Ron & Dawn, and his daughter-in-laws: Jody and Shari; 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Larry’s heart was in community service. A Freemason and Shriner he was involved in Boy Scouts, The United Way, Children’s Hospitals and other like organizations.
Friends and family are invited to the Celebration of Life service at 10:30 am Sunday, March 5, at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name would be appreciated to the United Way of Lee County 7273 Concourse Drive Fort Myers, FL 33908. Info (239) 334-4880.