Henry Lavit Obituary, Death – It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our esteemed Chief of Department, Henry L. Lavit, Jr. Henry, who held this distinguished role in 1984-1985, left this world on Thursday, October 26th, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of leadership, dedication, and unwavering commitment to his community.
Born on October 19th, 1945, to parents Henry L. Lavit (Sr.) and Helene J. (Hedges Clark) Lavit, Henry’s life was deeply rooted in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, where he was raised and spent a significant portion of his adult life. After relocating with his family to Bolton Landing, NY, he ventured into other towns in Upstate New York, leaving his mark in each community he touched.
Henry’s tenure as Chief of Department was marked by his steadfast resolve to serve and protect. His leadership inspired and guided those under his command, and his legacy continues to shape the department’s values and principles to this day. He will be remembered not only for his dedication to his role but also for the kindness and compassion he extended to those he served.
In honoring his memory, the family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the SPCA of Upstate New York in Queensbury, NY, or to your local volunteer fire department. These contributions will ensure that Henry’s passion for helping others lives on, benefiting both our furry friends and our local communities.
Services to celebrate Henry Lavit, Jr.’s life will be held on Saturday, November 11th, 2023, at the C. C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home in Ridgewood, NJ, from 1pm to 3pm. This will be an opportunity for friends, family, and community members to come together, share cherished memories, and pay their respects to a remarkable individual who touched so many lives.
In his memory, we celebrate Henry Lavit, Jr.’s life, and the indelible impact he had on those around him. He will forever be remembered as a leader, a friend, and a dedicated servant of his community.