Richard Lee Aversa

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  • "Sandy, I am so sorry about Uncle Dick. Nobody told me. I..."
    - Sharon Tedford (Aversa)
  • "Special thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with the family..."
    - Gloria Ebert
  • "I will always remember the laugh that went along with his..."
    - Joe Bartmess
  • "Richard, How I'll miss you...your unsurpassed intellect,..."
    - Alexandra Heckart
  • "Sandy, during this most difficult time please remember your..."
    - Linda Collier
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Aversa, Richard Lee died peacefully, Saturday, December 22, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is survived by his beloved wife Sandy and her sister Ann Heckart, as well as many other relatives and friends. Richard was a native of St. Louis. He graduated from Washington University with honors with a degree in political science. At Washington University he was known for his academic ability and his professional piano playing at venues throughout St. Louis. Richard had a long and distinguished career at McDonnell Douglas - Boeing where he met the love of his life, Sandy Forsythe who became his wife. They had many good years together where they indulged their mutual love of dogs, cats, horses, reading the symphony and the various charities. Richard you are with us always. Services: Funeral service at the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Thursday, 1:00 p.m. Interment Bethel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Humane Society of Missouri, Development Office, 1201 Macklind Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 or Franklin County Humane Society of Missouri, 1222 West Main Street, Union, MO 63084. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at


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Ballwin, MO 63011-4623
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Dec. 26, 2012