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Gerald Leroy Lavy AKA “Standing Bear,” 69, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri passed away on May 10, 2017 at home from a massive heart attack. Mr. Lavy was born on February 12, 1948 in Winfield, Missouri.
Mr. Lavy joined the United States Army in January of 1968 serving in the Vietnam War until 1970. He worked for H & H Construction from 1970 until 1972. Gerald then worked for McCobly Construction from ’72 until ’73. In 1988 he worked for Venture Warehouse as a mill rite and dock hand. Mr. Lavy worked for Honey Do Construction Company as a carpenter. In 1990 he worked at Nordyne Inc. as a wedler and set up man.
Gerald is preceded in death by his parents Hubert S. and Marian Lavy, his wife Berniece, his sister Wanda Williamson, and a brother Kenneth Dale Lavy.
Survivors include brother Hubert C. Lavy, sister Diedra Lietmann, daughters Rebecca and husband Matt Brown, Amy and wife Jennifer Lavy, Tricia Lavy, 8 grandchilren; Beonnicca Kohenskey and her fiance James Kyle Heath, Larry Kohenskey, Thomas Brown, Lucas Brown, Jordan Brown, Dallas Urich, Dominick Lavy-Brewer, and Matthew Lavy, and two great grandchildren; Sir Heath and Aurora Heath.