Lt Col Richard F Avery, Sr. USAF (Ret) 90, passed away March 17th, 2019 in Chandler, AZ. He was born on September 1, 1928, in Washington, DC. Survived by three children, Richard F. Jr., (Sally) Avery, Mary Ellen (Perry) Armstrong, John Craig (Aimee) Avery; 8 grandchildren, Jace, Avery, Katie, Trey, Marty, Libby, Allison, and Brooklyn; and 2 great grandchildren Charli & Dalton. Funeral mass will be held at St. Steven’s Roman Catholic Church, 24827 S Dobson Rd, Sun Lakes, AZ, Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fisher House Foundation or the Gary Sinise Foundation.