In Loving Memory of Edward R. "Scrappy" Gavin
Edward R. 'Scrappy" GavinDunmore, PA January 18, 1934 ~ March 6, 2016 Date of Service: March 10, 2016
Edward R. "Scrappy" Gavin, 82, of Dunmore, died Sunday morning at Regional Hospital of Scranton. He is survived by his wife, the former Marie Naro. The couple celebrated 58 years of marriage on Sept. 7.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Vincent and Bridget Ford Gavin, he attended West Scranton High School and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Scranton. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service.
He was a member of the V.F.W. McHugh-Bushweller Post 3474, American Legion, San Cataldo Club, DIsabled American Veterans, and the former Eternal Friendship Club, all of Dunmore.
He was a true Irishman - kind, generous and a storyteller. He enjoyed telling jokes and making people laugh. He loved watching his grandchildren in their sporting events and other activities. He also enjoyed his trips to the casino and horse racing. He loved his wife and was very proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Also surviving are a son, Edward Robert Jr. and wife, Linda, Jefferson Twp.; daughters, Linda Baldauff and husband, John; and Donna Burke and husband, James, all of Dunmore; grandchildren, Matthew and Erin Gavin; John Baldauff and wife, Alexis; Nicole Strauser and husband, Stefen; Nicholas and Michael Baldauff, and Max Burke; great-grandchildren, Elijah Gavin, Alivia and Gavin Strauser; a sister, Kathy Myers and husband, Jerry; brothers, Jack Gavin and wife, Joan; and Eugene Gavin and wife, Harriet; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by sisters, Dolores and Marie; and brothers, Vincent, Paul and Robert.
The funeral will be Thursday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Scranton. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.