MOLINE, Ill. - Joseph M. Lavin, 82, of Moline, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013, at Unity Point-Trinity, Rock Island, Ill.
Joe was born Dec. 24, 1930, in Crawford County, the son of James and Artie (Goldman) Lavin. He married Blanche Harpenau May 12, 1951, at St. Marks Catholic Church in St. Marks.
He retired as vice president of claims from Bituminous Insurance in Rock Island in 1995.
Joe was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Moline. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and "tinkering." He especially loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Blanche; his children, Larry (Kathy) Lavin of Cambridge, Ill., Stephen (Cathy) Lavin of Pittsburgh, Pa., Lynda Lavin of East Moline, Victoria (John) Quick of Moline, Jeffrey (Mary) Lavin of Milan, Nancy Lavin of East Moline and Joseph P. (Christine) Lavin of Moline; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Timothy.