Saturday, May 28, 2011


This message came from Mikey Johnson, the class Pow Wow rep for the class of '58:

I just received the following information about Gary's service. For those of you attending please let Paul know at the phone number at the bottom of the message.
I just received this from Paul LoCascio. Chuck

It is with great sadness that I send this e-mail. This afternoon I received a phone call from Dr. Paul LoCascio (FUHS-57), a FUHS buddy, telling me of the passing of our long time good friend Gary Tavan (FUHS-57). Gary and I were friends from Wilshire Jr. High on and his loss brings me much heart ache. As Paul told me, Gary and Jeanette were watching TV together Sunday evening and she went to bed while Gary decided to watch for a bit longer. During the night she discovered that Gary had not come to bed. Going in to check on him she found he had passed away.

I will let you know about a memorial service as soon as I am made aware of it. Keep Jeanette and their daughter in your prayers.
Chuck Warner (FUHS-57)

Good evening,
I talked to Jeanette this evening (Thursday) and she is doing better that can be expected. Michelle and her family are taking it very very hard.
Jeanette has confirmed a date for the Mass and a reception to follow:
The Mass and reception will be held on SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011, at the St. Kilian Catholic Church, 26872 Estanciero Way, Mission Viejo Ca. At 10:00 a.m.
There will be time set aside for any for anyone who would wish to say a few words about Gary. It is totally your choice.
To try and help Jeanette with approximate numbers, could you let me know if you are going to attend, will try and attend or cannot attend?
Take the 5 Freeway north to Oso Parkway. Turn right (east) on Oso Parkway to Marquerite Way. Turn left (north) to Estanciero Way, turn left to the church.
Take the 5 Freeway south to LaPaz Rd., turn left (east) to Marquerite Way. Turn right on Marquerite Way to Estanciero Way. Turn right on Estanciero Way to the church.
I will send you additional information as it becomes available.
If you have any questions, give me a call on my cell phone (909) 730-2825.
I hope to see all of you there.
P.S. Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone who you think would like to attend.

In the Orange County Register:

Tavan, Gary S., passed away peacefully on May 15, 2011. He was 72 years old. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jeannette; his daughter, Michele; 2 grandchildren, Ella (9) and Joe (7); his sister, Gail Ehmann; and niece, Kerry and nephew, Tod. He was a devoted husband and a loving father and grandfather. He was born in Ventura, CA and spent his entire life in Southern California. He graduated from Fullerton High School in 1957 and then went on to Fullerton Jr. College and Cal Poly Pomona. He was a star football player at all 3 schools. After college, he went into the Army Reserves and then owned a commercial landscape company for 30 years. He loved football and was a devoted fan to UCLA and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. His other loves included rugby, hunting, skiing, going to the gym, and taking long walks with his wife and friends at the beach. His joyful sense of humor and fun-loving spirit brought many smiles to a lot of faces, especially those of his daughter and grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.

Published in Orange County Register on June 2, 2011
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