GREENVILLE - Victor John Lavy, 93, of Greenville, passed away peacefully on Nov. 10, 2013, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.
Victor was born on Sept. 21, 1920, in Darke County to the late Joseph and Flossie (Stoner) Lavy.
Victor retired in 1986 from Hobart Brothers in Troy from the purchasing department. He enjoyed gardening, mushroom hunting and traveling. Victor also enjoyed his cars. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Victor is preceded in death by a sister, Velma Lavy; and a daughter, Marilyn Lavy Sturtevant.
Victor is survived by his wife of 72 years, Doris (Welbaum) Lavy of Greenville; three sons, Merrill and Connie Lavy of Arcanum, Don and Janet Lavy of Pleasant Hill and Lowell and Rena Lavy of Versailles; a daughter, Geneva and Roy Yoder of Bradford; a son-in-law, Steve and Linda Sturtevant of Beaver City, Neb.; grandchildren, Duane Lavy, Stephen Yoder, Wayne Lavy, Kimberly Marshall, Paul Lavy, Kevin Lavy, Jonathan Yoder, Jason Sturtevant, Stephen Lavy, Stephanie Kennedy, Kenny Lavy, Beth Dickinson, Amy Goins, Regina Baker, Danette Haddix, Brent Lavy, Susanna Sturtevant and Allyson Brinkman; 33 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a brother, Glen and Lola Lavy of Litchfield, Ohio.
A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Brethren Retirement Community Chapel, 750 Chestnut Drive in Greenville with the Rev. Bob Bitner being asked to officiate.
Friends and family may visit on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. also at the Brethren Retirement Community Chapel. Burial will follow in Newcomer Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions be given to the Brethren Retirement Community Residence Aid Fund with donations being accepted at the visitation and funeral. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundpope.com. Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison.