KEVIN EFROYMSON Kevin Efroymson, 84 years old, passed away peacefully at Infinity Hospice Aug. 24, 2016, after a brief illness. Kevin and his wife, Deborah, were residents of Las Vegas for over 50 years. Kevin was born Jan. 22, 1932 in Chicago, to Alfred and Johanna (nee Coughlin) Efroymson. He graduated from Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago and received a BA from St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, Ill. In 1955, he received his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Shortly after graduating from law school, Kevin served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1957-58. After being honorably discharged from the military, he worked for several years at a law firm in Chicago. In 1960, Kevin took a position with the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians, AFL-CIO, where he handled various labor relations matters including negotiations on behalf of the union with the major networks. In the summer of 1962, he met and fell in love with Deborah Lyons ("Debby"). After a brief courtship, Kevin and Debby were married on October 6, 1962 in Winnetka, IL. They spent the next few years dividing their time between Chicago and New York, NY, where Kevin often traveled for work. In April 1964, Kevin and Debby moved to Las Vegas, when Kevin was recruited by Reynolds Electric and Engineering Co., Inc. (REECo), the largest private contractor for the Nevada Test Site. As labor relations counsel, he was responsible for all legal and labor relations matters, including negotiating contracts with the over three thousand union employees across thirteen unions at the Test Site. Kevin worked at REECo for about 12 years, before he left to go into private practice. While in private practice, Kevin worked as a labor relations lawyer for a wide variety of clients here in Las Vegas. Over his fifty years in law practice, he developed a reputation as a fair, honest, conscientious, and hard-nosed negotiator. Those who knew him personally, knew him as a kind, generous man who helped many throughout his long life. Kevin was a devoted husband of over 53 years, father and grandfather. He was an avid reader, but an even bigger basketball fan. In addition to being a longtime supporter of UNLV Runnin' Rebel basketball, he followed all college basketball teams with a passion. Despite his 50-plus years as a Las Vegas resident, Kevin never lost his affection for all things Chicago, most notably Chicago sports teams. In addition to his wife Debby, Kevin is survived by his daughter, Sarah (Mario); son, Peter (Glenice); and two grandchildren, Isabella and Tomas. In addition, he is survived by his brother, David Efroymson (Carol); sister, Patricia Brett (James); and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred; mother, Johanna; sister, Mary; and son, Adam. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity
. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Our Lady of Las Vegas Roman Catholic Church, 3050 Alta Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89107.