Thursday, July 5, 2012

Travis Armstrong Leva ~ Memorial ~ 07.08.12

Travis Armstrong Leva

1979 ~ 2012

Travis passed away unexpectedly in Cambodia while doing one of the things that he loved most, traveling to foreign places to forge new adventures. At 33, Travis was taken from this world far, far too soon; however, his spirit will undoubtedly live on forever. Travis is survived by his father William and his older sister Shannon and will remain beloved in the memories of countless friends, near and far. As a precocious kid, Travis grew up in Woodinville, WA and spent time living in Kentucky, ultimately graduating from Interlake High School in Bellevue, WA. As an adult, Travis lived in Seattle, WA where he was a fixture in the local music scene, working security at shows, tending bar at clubs throughout the city and supporting local punk rock bands on national tours. He lived punk rock. It was in his soul through his passion for the music, his identification with the culture and through his approach to life; living it to the fullest, and as he would be the first to admit, sometimes to the extreme. Travis was many things to many, many people; a son, a brother, a friend, a love of one's life, a co-worker, a gentle 6'8" giant, a source of constant comedy relief, a world traveler, an intellectual, a foodie, a geek, someone who gave the absolute best hugs, and on and on. Travis touched so many lives through his ability to connect on a personal level with people from all walks of life and bringing people together in a truly genuine way. He cared deeply about those around him and was happiest when surrounded by his friends and family. He was a positive force and was always there to lift the spirits of others. Travis will be missed immensely but he will always be remembered.

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