LAS VEGAS – Bernard “Pete” Lavoott, 91, passed away May 24, 2013. Pete was born March 26, 1922, in Bangor, the youngest of eight children to Samuel and Anne Lavoott.
He served in World War II and the Korean Conflict as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corp, USAF. He was a navigator and bombardier, completing 31 missions safely over Germany on a B24 Liberator Bomber and earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with four Clusters. Pete was a technical school graduate and a member of Jewish War Veterans. Pete was a man of many crafts, versed on statistics and computer utilization. His favorite baseball team was the old Boston Braves.
He is survived by 14 nephews and nieces; and many great-nephews and great-nieces. He was predeceased by his siblings, Max Louis Lavoott, Paulina Shindler, Rose Lavoott, Lena Ashmon, Sarah Bornstein, Joan Bluestone and Emily Winkeller.
A funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.