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George M. “Mike” Gavin, Andover

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George M. “Mike” Gavin passed away on Saturday (Jan. 1, 2022) at Wellsville Manor Care Center.

            Mr. Gavin was born in Wellsville on September 30, 1956 to George and Charlotte (Case) Gavin. Mike attended the Belmont BOCES work study program and was employed throughout high school at Burrows Furniture Store in Wellsville. He graduated from Andover Central School in 1975. On June 24, 1981, at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover,  he married Jacqueline Mosher, who preceded him in death on July 23, 2017. Mike lived in Olean for many years and worked at Blue Bird Bus Line and Salamanca Woodworking Products.

            Mike is survived by two sisters, Debra (Jon) Rossrucker and Teresa (George) Carter, both of Andover; two grandchildren, Kennedy Willard of California and Noah Willing of Olean; a niece, Jennifer (James) Frungillo and their children, Carson, Gavin, and Gianna Frungillo of Andover; two nephews, Derek (Tasha) Rossrucker and their children, Darius and Brinley Rossrucker of Andover, and Brandon (Hannah) McIntosh and their children, Tanner and Pennelope McIntosh of Nottingham, Pa.; two sisters-in-law, Betty (Doug) Lown and Kathleen Reynolds; a brother-in-law, Floyd Reynolds, as well as many cousins.

            Along with his parents and his wife, Mike was preceded in death by his daughter, Tiffany Willard who passed away in 2013.

            Mike returned to Andover in 2004 to be closer to family after a number of medical incidents. He enjoyed mowing lawns and riding his lawn mower to town for lunch, which gave him opportunity to stop and visit with all the neighbors. Through all his hardships, he always remained happy with a big smile and a wave to everyone.

            According to Mike’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A graveside service and committal will be held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery on Saturday (January 8, 2022) at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Calvin Densmore of Andover First Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover. Online condolences may be offered at www.baker-swan.com.

            The Gavin family extends gratitude to Wellsville Manor Care Center for the excellent care that Mike received. Memorial contributions in Mike’s name may be made to the Andover Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806. © 2021 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.

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