John 'J.D.' Lavine


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Posted Online: April 08, 2013, 7:30 pm
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John A. Lavine, "J.D.," 59, of Rapids City, died on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family and close friends.
The family is holding a memorial gathering at J.D.'s house at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to his family. Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Moline, is assisting the family with arrangements.
John was born on June 4, 1953, in Moline, the son of Burdette and Ann Di Benedetto Lavine. He married Cynthia L. Adamson on June 20, 2004, in Rock Island. She preceded him in death on Sept. 23, 2012.
John worked in the pipeline industry as a lowboy driver for Murphy Bros. and K&M Equipment for 27 years. He was a huge Steelers fan who enjoyed playing pool, camping, riding his Harley and drinking his apple juice "JDs." Above all, John loved spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his parents, Burdette "Lee" and Ann Lavine, Erie; children, Carry (Terry) "Crunchy" Bailey, Erie, Adam Lavine, Geneseo, and Vicki (Chance) Medema, Erie; stepchildren, Tarra (Josh) Stephenitch, Rock Island, Hope (Todd) Jones, Moline, Tim Sunlin, Rock Island; grandchildren, Stephanie, Caitlyn "Caitidid," Kylie, Caden, Brooklyn, Sam, Kiely, Ethan, Jacob "Snake," Maddie and Alex; great-grandson, Landon John "L.J."; sister, Joyce (Dave) Hawes, Fulton; special friends, Nick Billiet, Mark Anderson and Jimmy Dohogne; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Judy Dohogne; and infant brother, Joe Lavine.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting esterdahl.com.












 



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