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GAVIN, Paul. (Dubuque, IA, June 28, 1947--Dubuque, IA, July 1, 2018) Paul graduated from WAHLERT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL in 1965 and attended LORAS COLLEGE, graduating with a degree in Business. He married Linda Glab, on March 7, 1970.

Paul served in the U.S. Army from 1969-1971, stationed for 13 months in Korea. He received his Master's Degree in Education from UW Platteville and was a Guidance Counselor at DUBUQUE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, for over 25 years. He was a member of the DUBUQUE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION and served on its executive board from 1982-1984. He also enjoyed his "retirement" as an Admissions Counselor at CLARKE COLLEGE.

In recent years, golfing with his friends became one of Paul's favorite activities, and he traveled all around Iowa to hit a course. He enjoyed Indy car racing and looked forward to his Thursday nights at "Church" with the guys. Paul was a regular volunteer at the DUBUQUE ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL GARDENS, where he gave guided tours through the gardens and occasionally helped in the gift shop with his wife. Paul loved music and enjoyed numerous concerts over the years; he was always jamming out to the classics.



Obituaries. Dubuque Today. http://www.dubuquetoday.com/obituaries.cfm#Paul%20F.%20Gavin