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John Avery, 1933-2019


Last updated 8/27/2019 at 4:32pm

John Avery

John C. Avery, 86, of Lake Wales, passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Halstead, PA on August 7, 1933 to Anne K. (Cassell) Avery and Charles W. Avery. He married his wife Toni Vakoff on June 12, 1954 and they were married for 58 years.

He was raised in Brooklyn, New York, graduated from La Salle Military Academy in Oakdale, New York and joined the Army in 1952. While in the Army he served in the Korean and Vietnam war, retired in 1973 as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Adjutant General's Corps.

After his military retirement he received his Master's Degree from...

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