Theodore Gavin

Obituary of Theodore William Gavin

Ted Gavin was born in Buffalo, New York, on February 3rd,1949, to John and Helen Gavin. He grew up with his sister Becky and brother Mick. As a teen, Ted began hunting, and continued throughout his adult life. Becoming a skilled deer hunter, he bonded with many fellow hunters at his hunting camp located in West Clarksville.

Ted has many loyal friends, but no one was as loyal and lovely as his significant other - “His Joannie,” as he called her. The pair met one day while golfing and from that day forward they would spend almost 30 beautiful years together. He would do anything for her. Ted and Joannie enjoyed many adventures and hobbies together. Their biggest activity together was the love of scuba diving. Starting out as beginners, they would set out their diving in the Sunset Bay area. As they became more experienced, Ted and Joan ventured all over Lake Erie. The most adventurous and remembered scuba adventure was exploring the ocean together in the Gulf of Mexico. Ted not only enjoyed being below the water’s surface but also cruising above it on his boat.

If he wasn’t in or on the water, Ted was tinkering on multiple projects. A lifelong “Mr. Fix-It” and sheet metal worker at the local union 71 for many years, he could fix and make almost anything. Ted was most noted for his sense of humor. He was known for always telling jokes. If you were lucky, sometimes you hear the same joke repeatedly! Ted will be remembered as an adventurous, loyal, and talented individual who touched the heart of His Joannie, family, and friends deeper than the depths that any Scuba diver has gone before.

Gavin, Theodore (Ted) of Colden, NY passed July 26, 2022. Devoted lifetime partner of Joannie Schueler; son of late John and Helen Gavin; loving brother of Becky (late Brian) Ineson and the late Mick Gavin; cherished sister-in-law of Carol Gavin; also survived by nieces and nephews – Jessica Gavin, Jamie Gavin, and David Ineson; Great Nieces and Nephews; and remembered by numerous friends. Avid hunter and longtime sheet metal worker with Local 71. A Celebration of Life to be held Mon. 8/8, 2-5 PM at Boston Amvets 219 at 10147 Springville Boston Rd. Springville, NY 14141. Family and all friends welcome. Arrangements in the care of LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 716-674-5776. Online condolences may be made at

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Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday, August 8, 2022
Boston Amvets 219
10126 Boston State Road
Boston, New York, United States
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