John Read Avery, formerly of Vashon Island, died April 23, 2005, of a traumatic head injury. He was 55 years old.
Mr. Avery was born Jan. 13, 1950, in Seattle, to John MacGlacian Avery and Josephine Read Avery. His mother and a younger brother, William Franklin Avery, died earlier.
Survivors include his father, John Avery, sister Mary MacClellan, niece Jennifer Nichols, and numerous cousins, extended family, and friends.
Mr. Avery grew up in North Seattle, and graduated from Lincoln High School. He spent some of his adult years on Vashon Island.
A remembrance and celebration of his life will be from 1 to
3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Vashon Presbyterian Church.