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Record #: R2016-927   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/16/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 11/16/2016
Title: Tribute to late Vince Gavin
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M.
Attachments: 1. R2016-927.pdf




WHEREAS, Vince Gavin has been called to eternal life by the wisdom of God at the age of 74; and


WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council has been informed of his passing by Alderman Edward M. Burke; and


WHEREAS, Vince Gavin was a widely respected member of the law enforcement community and the loving and devoted husband of Eileen, nee Burke; and


WHEREAS, Vince Gavin was the much-adored father of Mary Eileen, Vince, John and Paul and the grandfather of six to whom he imparted many of the fine and noble qualities that he possessed in abundance; and


WHEREAS, Vince Gavin was the dear brother of Ed, Peggy, Joe and Cathy; and


WHEREAS, Vince Gavin ably served as a member of the Chicago Police Department and retired as a Sergeant; and


WHEREAS, Throughout his tenure, Vince Gavin upheld the finest and most noble traditions of public service; and


WHEREAS, When Vince Gavin left the Chicago Police Department he went on to enjoy a very successful career in business with Arthur Rubloff 85 Company and later was head of security at Navy Pier; and


WHEREAS, Vince Gavin served as a member of the Board Directors of the Hundred Club of Chicago and Cook County; and


WHEREAS, The hard work, sacrifice and dedication of Vince Gavin serve as an example to all; and


WHEREAS, His love of life and ability to live it to the fullest endeared Vince Gavin to his family members, friends and all who knew him, and enabled him to enrich their lives in ways they will never forget; and



WHEREAS, To his beloved family, Vince Gavin imparts a legacy of faithfulness, service and dignity; now, therefore


BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and the members of the Chicago City Council, assembled this sixteenth day of November, 2016, do hereby commemorate Vince Gavin for his grace-filled life and do hereby express our condolences to his family; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be presented to the family of Vince Gavin.