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James Gerald Gavros
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1946
Asbury Park
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 2012
Kankakee County
Illinois, USA

James G. Gavros

MANTENO-James G. Gavros, 65, of Manteno, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 at his home.

Born Dec. 23, 1946 in Asbury Park, NJ, Jim was the son of Theodore and Jean Petillo-Gavros. He was raised and educated in Chicago and was a veteran of the United States Army. Jim honorably served during Vietnam and was a Purple Heart recipient. He worked as a supervisor at Exxon Mobil in Channahon for 28 years, and on July 14, 2003, Jim married Gail Hall in Ottawa. He attended Manteno Church of the Nazarene and was a member of Disables American Veterans and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Jim greatly enjoyed playing golf and watching sports on TV. He also could often be found working in the yard and traveling when the opportunity arose. Jim will be remembered for cherishing the time spent with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Gail Hall-Gavros; three children: Anthony Gavros of Hoffman Estates, Matthew Gavros of Lake Bluff and Bryan Gavros of Oswego; step-son, Greg (Marissa) Hall of Wilmington; two grandchildren: Ben and Lucy Hall; brother, Don (Jean) Gavros of Elk Grove Village; sister, Grace (Don) Banach of Schaumburg; mother-in-law, Ida Hall of Wilmington; brothers and sisters-in-law: Fred (Robin) Hall of Kankakee and Amy (Tim) Such of Somonauk; eight nieces and four nephews: Adrienne, Nicole, Dana, Nina, Jessica, Samantha, Madelyn, Lorelai, Isaac Gavros, Isaac Such, Ryan and Zachary.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Jean Gavros and father-in-law, Fred Hall, Sr.

Visitation and video tribute will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 from 2 p.m. until time of funeral service at 6 p.m. at Freitag-Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Road in Wilmington. Pastor Jack McCormick from Manteno Church of the Nazarene will officiate.

Burial with full military honors will follow Monday afternoon in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Jim's memory to the Disabled Veterans or Hospice of Kankakee Valley.

Friends may sign the online guest book or send private condolences to the family by logging onto

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Freitag-Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington.

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Will County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 6A Site 781
Created by: Gene L.
Record added: Sep 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97375651
James Gerald Gavros
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James Gerald Gavros
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