Travis Justin Lavigne
Travis J. Lavigne, 42, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born July 15, 1975 in Glens Falls, NY he was the beloved son of Kathleen (Carson) Lavigne and Kermit Lavigne.
Travis graduated from South Glens Falls High School. He was employed for over 20 years by the Wilton Highway Department where his work ethic earned him the nickname "Tuffy".
He loved volunteering for the Gansevoort Fire Department and cherished the many friends he made there.
On April 8, 2018 he married the love of his life and best friend, Jan (Schaff) Lavigne.
Travis loved his family with all his heart. He showed his love with everything he did with them and made them a priority above all else in his life. His son Kyle was a light in his life that he cherished and held dear from the minute of his birth. His wife, Jan, and her children were embraced fully in his love and his caring heart and will be loved eternally. He was a man who always had the time to help a friend, a family member or even a stranger in need.
Travis loved fishing and classic cars. He restored an antique step-side Chevy truck and his 1963 Chevy Bel Air. Travis loved Dirty John's hot dogs and was known for eating them 10 to 12 at a time. He loved motorcycles, playing poker and going to the casinos with his mom and crazy Aunt Carol. Travis loved going to the movies with Jan, Kyle and his mom. Travis had an amazing sense of humor and was also known for his practical jokes, contagious smile and infectious laugh.
Travis is predeceased by his grandparents: Ruth Rumney Carson, George Carson, Jenny Lavigne, Kermit A. Lavigne and his aunt Cherry Clark and his uncle George Carson.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Jan Lavigne, his mother Kathleen Lavigne, his father Kermit Lavigne (Relisa), his children; Kyle Lavigne, Sierra Schaff and Brianna Summerville, Joshua Crandall who he thought of as a son, his sisters: Tara Lavigne, Bridgit Lavigne and Ashley Mohl (Randy), his nephew Grayson Mohl, his Aunt Beverely Steves who treated him like a son, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins, his best friends: Billy Alden (who gave him the nickname "Rabbi"), Craig Winchell, Fred Jarvis, Shari and Frank Holden, as well as many other good friends.
Friends may call from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 82 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828.
A Celebration of Travis's Life will be conducted following calling hours at the funeral home at 4pm.
Memorial donations can be made in Travis's name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.
To leave online condolences please visit www.kilmerfuneralhome.com.