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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.

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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Aug. 31, 2016.
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March 8, 2018
I met Kevin in 1984 as an adversary while I represented various Unions in Southern Nevada and found a hard-nosed opponent. In the late 1990's I worked with him defending a union while he defended an employer in a anti-trust case that lasted for 5 years. During that time, and afterward, we became good friends. Even after I left Las Vegas for Colorado, when I would come back for work or family, I would try to visit Kevin and catch up. I will miss him.

Dennis Kist
Dennis Kist
October 20, 2016
Kevin and Debby have been like my second family, going back to the days when I babysat their kids and pack of German shepherds! Kevin was an old school, staunchly moral gentleman, but also one of the kindest, funniest people I have ever met. Debby, Pete and Sarah, you are in my heart now and always. Kevin has not left this Earth; he has gone to rest with the Keepers of the Earth.

Much love from Chris Cava
Chris Cava
September 6, 2016
For the friends and family of Mr Efroymsom, I am so very sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort hear your heartbroken prayers and support you during these difficult times.
Krystal DB
September 5, 2016
Kevin was outside legal counsel to Nevada Power Company when I became vice president of human resources in 1988. He was an invaluable counselor to me, and his advice was available to me 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I will also never forgot his kindness when my mom died in 1989.

He was a good man, and I'm confident his family has wonderful memories to help sustain them through this difficult time.

Rest in peace, old friend.
Cindy Gilliam
September 1, 2016
Aside from my father, Kevin was the greatest mentor I ever had. I am forever blessed to have sat at the foot stool of this master teacher and negotiator.

God bless you my friend Kevin and thank you for the hours, days, weeks, months and years that we worked together while you guided me every step of the way throughout my career.

I am eternally grateful and will miss you dearly!
Jim Ness
September 1, 2016
We were neighbors in the 70's and so enjoyed the family. Always looked forward to visiting with Kevin in later years when we would bump into each other. A wonderful and entertaining person.
Nick & Freda Aquilina
Nick & Freda Aquilina
September 1, 2016
We are saddened to learn of Kevin's departure for a better place. Our hearts go out to Debby and family. Kevin was one of the smartest, kindest, funniest men and lawyers I have ever known. We really got to know Kevin and Debby as neighbors in McNeil Estates and fought the good fight together against developers' efforts to encroach upon our lovely neighborhood. Kevin's wisdom and knowledge of the law were helpful to me in my own law practice. Kevin will be sorely missed.

Bob and Mary Apple
Bob and Mary Apple
August 31, 2016
Kevin-a good friend, a great lawyer but most importantly a wonderful man.
Gary Moss
August 31, 2016
Thoughts of sympathy are with you today. Numbers 6:24-26
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