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Donald R. Gavito
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Obituary for Donald R. Gavito

It is with great sadness that the family of Donald Richard Gavito announces his passing after a valiant struggle, on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the age of 80 years. Don will be lovingly remembered by his wife Kay, and his children, Dino (Jutta), Gina (Doug), and Vince (Danielle). Don will also be missed by his co-conspirators in mischief, his seven grandchildren, Christina, Tori, Garet, Gianna, Gabrielle, Demitri, Dominic, two great grandchildren, Vincent and Elias, his sister, Gloria (Dave) and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


Don was a police officer, professional pilot, flight instructor, and designated flight examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration. He was selected to be the original pilot of the first Denver Police Department helicopter in 1968 and remained the chief pilot for 22 years. When not in the air he spent his time on construction projects, pouring miles of cement, woodworking, hunting, fishing and flying model airplanes. He never lost his love for chasing after clouds.


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Service

Thursday

24

May

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Potenza Lodge

1900 W. 38th Ave
Denver, Co 80211

THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT THE POTENZA LODGE, 1900 W. 38th Ave. SOME OF DON'S FAVORITE FOOD WILL BE SERVED AT THE CELEBRATION. THE FAMILY HAS REQUESTED THAT FLOWERS NOT BE SENT FOR THE SERVICE.

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