David Laurin Laveck


Former Ashtabula resident David Laurin Laveck passed away June 25th in Richmond, Virginia.

He grew up on Lyndon Avenue. David was a 1964 graduate of Harbor High School and a graduate of Kent State University. He taught History and Government at Edgewood Senior High School in North Kingsville, OH and was the Regional Director of the Saint Lawrence Seaway during the Reagan Administration. Dave retired from Law Enforcement after serving with departments in Elwood, IL and Orland Hills, IL.

His wife, Brenda Hendrickson Laveck, whom he married in 1974, worked for many years as Director of Medical Records at Ashtabula County Medical Center.

Dave was the Master of Oak Forest Lodge #832 AF & AM in Oak Forest, IL. He was also a past master of Triune Lodge #44 AF & AM and Palace Lodge #765 AF & AM in Lansing, IL. He was an avid amateur ham radio operator for many years and spoke with friends around the world. Most of all, Dave enjoyed spending time with his family and many close friends.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda L. of Ashland, VA; daughters, Lori H. Jadin (Jason), of Manhattan, IL and Lisa M. Oetken (Kyle) of Ashland, VA; five grandchildren, Ashleigh L. Jadin, Avery L. Jadin, Greyson M. Jadin, Dylan J. Oetken, and Ella R. Oetken; and his brother, Peter J. Laveck Sr. of Ashtabula, OH.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph E. B. Laveck and Rene V. Laveck of Ashtabula, OH and his parents-in-law, Oliver R. Hendrickson and Helen A. Hendrickson of Kinney, MN; and his faithful dog, Ernie. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Services are being planned in Illinois, where he lived for many years, and will be announced at a later date.
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Published on June 27, 2019
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Jeff Savage
Jul 10, 2019
Dave and I worked together at Lambert’s Point Dock, Norfolk, VA when he was with Jack Gray Transport and I was with Norfolk Southern. We remained close friends for years after and I can honestly say I have lost my best friend! Dave will truly be missed by everyone he touched in life. Prayers to Brenda and family.
Chuck Anderson
Jun 30, 2019
David and I were cousins and friends growing up in Ashtabula. His paternal grandparents were my Uncle Joe and Aunt Mary Laveck. David was a interested in science as a young boy and liked playing with microscopes , telescopes and dried ice . He always enjoyed a good joke. His father had a world clss singing voice.
Carrie Cozy
Jun 29, 2019
So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I remember both of you when I worked at ACMC in the 80's.
Nina B. Aragon (Philippines)
Jun 29, 2019
He was a Master Mason. My father was too so they were brothers in the craft. We are a family in Freemasonry.
Praying for comfort & solace✝️💐
Kristina Swann
Jun 29, 2019
So sorry to hear of Mr. Laveck's passing. He was one of the really GOOD teachers in my life. Class of '81 RIP big guy.
Doug Palm
Jun 28, 2019
I was a friend of Peter's and knew the family well . So sorry for your loss . I recently loss my mom and older brother last winter and can relate to the sorrow ! Prayers
Lori Laveck Jadin
Jun 28, 2019
Love you, Dad. We'll miss you forever but we won't let you down. We'll keep you in our hearts.