Donald Ancil Avery, 99, of Wellsboro, died on Friday, June 11, 2021. He was born on Aug. 22, 1921 in Westfield, a son of the late Wesley F. and Alice May (Stott) Avery and was married to the late Charlotte "Lottie" (Cheney) Avery.
Donald was a WWII Navy veteran and was formerly employed for 26 years by the Dresser Manufacturing Company, Wellsboro, where he was the Union Financial Secretary for 24 years.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro and had a Bible study ministry at the Wellsboro Shared Home for 34 years. He enjoyed walking and performing jail ministry.
He is survived by a son, Donald (Marian) Avery of Schwenksville; two daughters, Kathleen Sharp of Ardsley, Ida (Ward) Baker of Wellsboro; nine grandchildren,13 great- grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.
He was predeceased by a grandson, Richard Wilston.
Friends may call on Thursday, June 17, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro.
A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey McCleary officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wellsboro Shared Home, 27 Bacon St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. Wellsboro. www.carletofh.com
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Published by The Wellsboro Gazette from Jun. 14 to Jun. 21, 2021.