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Raymond Leonard McGavin
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Obituary for Raymond Leonard McGavin

Raymond Leonard McGavin, born January 27, 1999, passed away June 18, 2018 near his home in Alexandria, VA. A loyal son and devoted brother, Raymond is survived by his parents, Annemarie (Gilmore) and Travis McGavin; his younger brothers, Sean and Elias; his maternal grandparents, Joan and Leonard Gilmore; his paternal grandparents, Carol and Glenn Giles; his aunts and uncle, Joanie Gilmore, and Heather and Jon Hallett; his great-grandmothers, Joan Ryan and Joanne Dillon Lichty; and his many cousins, great-aunts and uncles, and other family members and friends.
Academically gifted, Raymond attended Gonzaga College High School, graduating in 2017. While at Gonzaga, Raymond participated in Chamber Choir and was a member of the wrestling team. A talented musician and singer, he played bass for the West Potomac Choir Concert. He was the lead guitarist and vocalist for his own band, Civic Duty, which is on the verge of releasing its first album. He was also an excellent writer and published four poems in the Gonzaga literary magazine, "The Phoenix."
But Raymond's most singular quality was his great compassion for all. He set such an exemplary example as a member of his high school's wrestling team that the team named a sportsmanship award after him --- The McGavin Men for Others Award. He performed in multiple fundraisers, including Music for McKenna. As an employee of Chili's, he used his fluency in Spanish to help Spanish-speaking customers. More than one customer would return to tell his supervisor how much they appreciated Raymond's patience and kindness.
About to matriculate at the College of William and Mary in the fall, Raymond was on the cusp of a brilliant future. And the beauty of his humble, poetic soul lives on.
Raymond’s memorial service will be held at St. Aloysius Church, 19 Eye St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 on Wednesday, July 11th at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ConnerStrong Foundation at http://www.connerstrongfoundation.org/ or the Gonzaga Scholarship Fund, 19 Eye St. NW, Washington, DC 20001.


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Wednesday

11

Jul

10:30 AM
St. Aloysius Church

19 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001


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