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1958 David 2021

David John Avery

1958 — June 1, 2021

We mourn the passing of our beloved husband, father, step father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, David John Avery who slipped away too early on June 1, 2021 at the age of 63.

Dave was a graduate of Siena College and retired after a long career as a computer programmer with the State of New York.  He was one of a kind, whose warmth, humor and generosity touched everyone who knew and loved him.  He was a true Grateful Dead aficionado.  He knew the live and studio version of every song and attended numerous concerts across the country.  He was a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and enjoyed playoff hockey.  An avid fisherman, Dave loved spending time at the family camp on Lake Ontario fishing for salmon or bass, or relaxing with a beer and cigar looking out over the lake surrounded by his family.  He loved to cook and make things.  He knew every Three Stooges line and could recite dialogue from movies he liked.  He loved his dog Einstein who loved him back unconditionally.  He loved his family fiercely and was a loyal true friend.  He will be missed.

Dave is survived by his wife Lisa, his daughters Chelsea (Rocco) and Amber (Kevin); his step children Andrew, Kyle (Jason), Julianna and Cynthia; his grandchildren Naomi, Rocco, Violet and Aria; his brother Mark (Mary); his niece Roberta (Erik) and his lifelong best friends Thomas and Frank.  He is predeceased by his father Robert, his mother Doris and his sister Roberta.

Calling hours are 4:00 to 6:30 on June 15


at Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave, Delmar.  Those who wish may share a thought at 6:00.  Refreshments will be served at our house following the service, 127 Mosher Road, Delmar.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to an animal shelter or to the ASPCA.

Information for out of town visitors:

We suggest our out-of-town guests may wish to stay at the Four Points by Sheraton at 3 Mount Hope Way, Albany NY.  (518) 949-2220.  It is a brand new hotel and conveniently located off Thruway Exit 23 and close to the funeral home as well as to our home.  There are numerous other hotels in the Albany area.

To Applebee Funeral Home from Four Points at Sheraton take a left out of the parking area.  Just past the Stewarts on your right, bear right onto Rte 32.  Take your first right at the light onto Kenwood Avenue.  Applebee Funeral Home is just past the second light on the right.  Parking is in the municipal lot to the left of the building.  Back up parking is in the Peter Harris lot just past the municipal lot.  Don’t worry about the 30 minute parking restriction.  Applebee’s number is 518-439-2715

From Applebee Funeral Home to our house at 127 Mosher Rd, take a right out of the parking lot.  Take your first left.  Cross Delaware Avenue.  At the stop sign (5 corner intersection) take a sharp right onto Adams Place. The road will turn to the left then farther on it will bend to the right.  Turn right onto Mosher Rd.  House is a green split level on the left, 2 houses in.  Parking is on the street.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of David John Avery, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Visitation

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

4:00 - 6:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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