Louis Klavan

December 18, 2015


Portsmouth —Louis Klavan, 89, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015.

He was born in Norfolk to the late David and Rose Klavan.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Philippines. He retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 38 years as a mechanical engineering technician and metallurgist, earning numerous awards and commendations. He was a longtime member of Gomley Chesed Congregation.

Mr. Klavan was predeceased by his daughter, Randi Ruth Klavan; two brothers, Isaac Klavan and Irvin Klavan; and a sister, Doris Klavan Pincus.

He is survived by his loving wife, Leslie Block Klavan; a son, Bradford Klavan and wife Randi Marcus Klavan; and two grandchildren, Ryan Daniel Klavan and Rachel Harper Klavan.

A funeral service was held at Gomley Chesed Cemetery by Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. Memorial donations to the American Heart Association.

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