David M. Gevaudan

  • Born: October 23, 1953
  • Died: December 31, 2017
  • Location: Frankfort, Illinois

Kurtz Memorial Chapel

65 Old Frankfort Way
P.O. Box 1031
Frankfort, IL 60423

Tel. (815) 806-2225

Tribute & Message From The Family


DAVID M. GEVAUDAN

Age 64 of Frankfort, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago.

David is survived by his loving family, wife, Sheri Gevaudan (Brown), daughters, Natalie Gevaudan, Elise Gevaudan, sister-in-law, Barbara Gevaudan, brothers-in-law, Steven Brown, Charles (Kathy) Brown, nieces and nephews, Fawn (Mike) Mollenkof, Brandon Gevaudan, Clare Brown, Steven Brown Jr., Allison Brown, Thomas Brown and Matthew Brown.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest & Thelma Gevaudan (Schweinberg) and brother Ernest Gevaudan.

David retired from Transtar Inc of Pittsburgh PA as the General Manager after 39 years of service.

Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423 on Friday, January 5th, 2018 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral service, Saturday, January 6th, 2018 with prayers at the funeral home at 11:30 AM and then to St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 7659 W. Sauk Trail, Frankfort, IL 60423 for a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated. For information, www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-806-2225.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY! MY HEART ACHES @ GOES OUT TO ALL OF YOU! DAVID WAS VERY SPECIAL TO ME,WE SHARED MANY HAPPY TIMES TOGETHER IN HIGH SCHOOL. THE NEWS WAS VERY SHOCKING TO HEAR. I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. THE PHOTOS ARE PRICELESS AND THE MEMORIES WILL SEE YOU THROUGH. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL LIFE YOU SHARED TOGETHER I AM DEEPLY SORRY IT HAD TO END SOOO SOON! THINKING OF YOU WITH LOVE AND MUCH SADNESS.

Posted by ROZANNA SPINELLI/PRIBANICH - east mckeesport, PA   July 10, 2018

Sheri and family, so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I was a high school classmate of Dave's and remember him as a kind and sweat guy with a great smile. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Maryanne Kopchinski Klepach, Penn Twp PA

Posted by A friend   January 25, 2018

Candle

What a beautiful tribute you created in the video of Dave's life. His happiness shows in each and every frame. I'm sorry you lost him so young.

Posted by Cheryl Ferrara - Classmate   January 05, 2018

Sheri and Family,

I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

In addition to all of his accomplishments, Dave will be remembered as a very compassionate person with the highest integrity.

Posted by John Sikora - Delmont, PA - Coworker   January 05, 2018

To Dave's family, my condolences, Dave & I were next door neighbors growing up & Dave always had a smile & a positive word for me, you were a man of integrity, God's blessings to your family !

Posted by Raymond Hebrank - N.Huntingdon, PA   January 05, 2018

Sherry,

My condolences to you and your family. Mr. Gevaudan was an amazing man that touched so many. I am so thankful to have met him. I remember our last conversation and how he was so humble and thankful for you and his children. I want you to know that I witnessed first hand how amazing you two were and will always be.

Posted by Maria Ayala - Whiting, IN - Friend   January 04, 2018

I am sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I graduated with him and lived right around the bend from the family on Foster Road. Please know that your family are in my thoughts and i am wishing you all the comfort your heart can hold especially on the really difficult days. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

Posted by Cindy "DeArmitt" McCoy - North Versailles, PA   January 04, 2018

Our deepest sympathy. Dave was very dedicated and committed, and you always knew that he cared.

Posted by Mike & Renae Willby - Irwin, PA - Coworker   January 04, 2018

Sheri. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so sorry.

Posted by Debbie Zuniga - Cranberry township, PA - Friend   January 03, 2018

Shari, Natalie and Elise:
We are so sorry about the passing of Dave. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. He was a very special man and we will miss him. We enjoyed our many conversations and bantering back and forth over sports. You have our deepest sympathy. To remember is painful, to forget is impossible. Always in our hearts,

Love
Bob and Linda

Posted by Bob and Linda Gevaudan - Pittsburgh, PA - Family   January 03, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family during this time of grief. 1 Corinthians 15:26.

Posted by A friend   January 03, 2018

Condolences to you and your daughters. Dave was a stern boss who exhibited great leadership and was an individual that everyone looked up to. He was a true railroader. Dave will be missed but memories of him are forever. God bless.

Posted by richard weber - Peotone, IL - Coworker   January 03, 2018

Sorry to hear that Mr David passed away I loved him

Posted by Alex D'Ortenzio - Frankfort ill, IL - Friend   January 03, 2018

Sorry to hear that Mr David passed away I loved him

Posted by Alex D'Ortenzio - Frankfort ill - Friend   January 03, 2018

Dear Sheri and family,

We just heard about Dave and want to express our sincere sorrow. I believe you know that Dave and I grew up together on Foster Road. We were close friends through High School and even after College. Dave was in our wedding and Elaine and I will cherish that memory, along with many others.

With deepest sympathy,

Larry and Elaine Gorski

Posted by Larry Gorski - State College, PA - Friend   January 02, 2018

Sherry, so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Joseph Schulte - Emerald Isle, NC - Friend   January 02, 2018

Candle

Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
May your memories give you peace and comfort.

Posted by Jeanine Gevaudan - Pittsburgh, PA - Family   January 02, 2018

Caring thoughts to you girls.I will always treasure our time spent with all of you in Chicago and remember how much fun the guys had texting over the Steeler games. I hope you find peace in knowing that Dave"s suffering is over.I know in my heart that he will be watching over his girls.Peace and comfort to you.

Posted by Michele Maurizi - North Huntingdon, PA - Family Friend   January 02, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss.
Dave was truly the nicest man I ever worked for.
He treated everyone with respect and he was respected by everyone in return. Will never forget when he came to our home to visit me when I broke my back. FdkFv

Posted by Al Pawloski - Long Grove, IA - Coworker   January 02, 2018

Thank You for the 46 year friendship .We had lots of god times and memories that will last forever. Rest in peace my friend I will see you again.Your friend always

Posted by Michael Maurizi - North Huntingdon, PA - Friend   January 02, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was an amazing person to work with.

Posted by Lynn Whitmore - Monroeville, PA - Coworker   January 02, 2018

Sheri and family
So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I considered Dave a true friend during our days at the LTRR. He ruffled some feathers as an outstanding manager and innovator. And believe me, thoses feathers needed ruffling. All my best to you, Sheri and your family. I'm sure he will be missed by his friends and those who loved him.

Posted by Bob Mcconahey - Greensburg, PA - Friend   January 01, 2018

I am so sorry my prayers are with you and the family. Dave was a wonderful man and not only my boss but a good friend. I will miss our talks.

Posted by Clarence Rutherford - Paw Paw, MI - Friend   January 01, 2018