James Edward Averill, Sr., age 68, died unexpectedly at his home, 25332 Pinewoods Road, Waterford, PA where he had lived for 31 years on Saturday, June 21, 2008. He had been in failing health. Born on June 17, 1940 in Erie, PA, he was a son of the late Donald A. Averill and Vivian Beatty Averill. In 1967 he married the former Jeannette Moodie and she died on March 1, 2007. For over 38 years he was employed by PHB, Inc. in Fairview, the first 20 years in die casting and the last 18 years as an inspector. He retired in 1999. James was a former social member of the Fairview VFW, enjoyed shooting pool and going to stock car races.
Averill, James Edward Sr.Family members include a son – James Averill, Jr and his wife, Susan of Waterford; two daughters – Annette Carroll and her husband, Mark of Fairview; and Yvette Carner and her husband, Tracy of Girard; a step son – Rick Alexander of Girard; a step daughter – Patty McLaughlin of Girard; many grandchildren including Jennifer Kelly and her husband, John with whom he made his home in Waterford; several great grandchildren; and a brother – Rich Averill and his wife, Jean of Thaupsman, ME. He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9. No funeral service will be observed. Interment will take place in Millers Station Cemetery, Rockdale Twp., Crawford County.