Reverend Robert T. Gavin

December 22, 1928January 17, 2013

Reverend Robert T. Gavin, 84, was called home by the Lord January 17, 2013, after a short battle with aggressive thyroid cancer. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Father Bob was the Rector of St. Albans Anglican Church in Lenexa, Kansas. He began his religious studies after retiring from a long and distinguished career as a Claims Manager for the AIG Insurance Group and as President of Gavin Consultants. He is a former Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop 187 in Kansas City and a Korean War era veteran. Bob joins those waiting for him in heaven including his son Michael, parents John and Jean Gavin, brother John and sister Dr. Jeannine Gavin. He is survived by Shelby, his loving wife of 59 years, sons Kevin (Luaun), Gregory (Penny) and Robert (Michelle), as well as grandchildren Ryan, Lauren, Kyle, Brian, Scott, Tommy and Marie. Visitation will be Sunday, January 20th, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral Services will be Monday, January 21st, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Anglican Church, 3920 West 63rd Street, Fairway, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Albans Anglican Church, 7610 Lackman Road, Lenexa, Kansas 66217; Boy Scouts of America, 10201 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64131; or KC Hospice House, 9211 Ward Parkway, Suite 100, Kansas City, Missouri, 64114.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 21, 2013

Reverend Robert T. Gavin

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January 30, 2013

Bob was a special person in my parent's lives and thus, in ours too. Our prayers are with his family. Don Buchanan and Linda Kristensen

Jack Gaffigan

January 20, 2013

Bob became a close friend shortly after our mutual arrival in Omaha, in attempts to salvage an insurance company. I was blessed to attend his ordination;we continued the friendship over twenty five years. A good man in all regards. It was a pleasure. Prayers to the family. Jack Gaffigan


January 19, 2013

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Gavin. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

Carol Finlay

January 19, 2013

What a wonderful neighbor and friend. Mr. Gavin always greeted us with a laugh and a smile. Thanks for being a great person and role model.

Ross Brown

January 19, 2013

Thinking of you guys

Betty Foster

January 19, 2013

To the Gavin family: I am so sorry for your loss. Will be thinking of you. Love, Betty Foster