On Aug. 9, 2005, age 78, of the North Side; beloved husband of 47 years to Betty (Hart) Averell; father of Janet Fabrizio, Judi Schuster, Joyce Carrigan and Paul Averell; grandfather of Rachel, Erica and Tyler; brother of Hazel Hertweck, Mary Wirth, Rick, Mike and Sandy Averell. Friends received Thurs. 2-5 & 7-9 pm at the HEARD FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4047 Perrysville Ave., Observatory Hill where services will be held Fri. 10 am. Family suggests memorial donations to Vitas Hospice, 3520 Rt. 130, Suite 3001, Irwin, PA 15642. John served in the Army during the Korean War and was a member of VFW Post #623.
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