GORDON PAVY (1949 - 2017)

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On January 26, 2017, from complications arising from cancer. He is survived by his wife, Laura Siegelbaum; sister Madonna Rothwell (Gary); brother Thomas Pavy (Judy); sons Aaron Pavy (Pamela) and Bryan Pavy; stepdaughters Jill Siegelbaum (Ryan Cunningham) and Kate Siegel (Mike Flanagan); granddaughters Ashley, Heather, Mallory and Allison Pavy and Maddie Cunningham; and grandsons Zackary Pavy, Max Cunningham, and Cody Flanagan.
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Gordon was born on April 10, 1949, to Ray and Ruby (Ryle) Pavy. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1969, returned to the U.S. in 1973 and earned a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Gordon spent more than 30 years serving America's unions, including as Director of the AFL-CIO Collective Bargaining Department and as national president of the Labor and Employment Relations Association.
Gordon was a dedicated youth baseball coach for over 20 years, both in the Silver Spring/Takoma Park neighborhood and as a JV Baseball Coach at Blair High School.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America, Planned Parenthood or Montgomery Hospice. Funeral services will be private.

Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 29, 2017
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