W. Keith Avery

W. Keith Avery

May 12, 1961 - June 26, 2019
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William Keith Avery beloved son of William J. Avery and Lois A. Avery (nee Wolfe), dear brother of Michelle (Scott) Keely, Marc (Mary Kay) Avery, and Tanya (Richard) Perry, loving uncle of Andrew, Lauren, Alex and Julia. He was born on May 12, 1961 and passed away on June 26, 2019 at the age of 58 by natural causes. Dreamer, Inventor, and Good Samaritan. Formerly of Anderson Township and Bonita Springs, Florida. In his early career he owned a delivery company and rehabbed properties. Later he was a Certified Nurse Assistant. He was kind and gentle both with people and his dearly loved animals. He will be missed. Mass of Christian Burial at Guardian Angels Church, Mt. Washington, on Wednesday, July 3, at 10:30 AM. Friends may visit at the Church on Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 AM. T P WHITE & SONS Funeral Home serving the family.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    Guardian Angels Church
    6531 Beechmont Ave
    CINCINNATI, OH 45230
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  • Service

    Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 10:30am
    Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:30am
    Guardian Angels Church
    6531 Beechmont Ave
    CINCINNATI, OH 45230
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Guardian Angels Cemetery
    7150 Beechmont Ave.
    CINCINNATI, OH 45230
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Maria Izzy and Marianna LaTour

Posted at 11:29am
Keith was a CNA for my cousin's husband for a few years in Florida. It is difficult to overstate not only his medical skill but also his deep respect for his patient and other human beings. Tom Greene, an avid outdoorsman, was in the late stages of Parkinson's disease. Keith approached Tom with such a man-to-man, can-do attitude that I am sure his care greatly improved the quality of Tom's life.
He was the most humane, funny, and competent person we could have found. We interviewed him first and interview no other CNA. The combination of those qualities in one person is almost impossible to find. What a treasure!
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, Keith. Rest in peace.

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Posted at 03:19pm
With heartfelt condolences, Joyce; Sheree & Damen; Greg & Tonya; Cathy & John; Terry & Bob; Jay, Terri, Joseph & Elyse; Meg and Stephanie & Jordan
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Michelle Avery Keely

Posted at 08:52pm
Several weeks ago Keith relocated back to Cincinnati, after having lived in Bonita Springs, Florida for about ten years. I had the opportunity to share many good times with him as we drove around town together setting up his apartment, grabbing lunches here and there and having many good conversations. And this was a true gift!
He was happy to be back in Cincinnati and making many plans for his future. He was laid back and easy going as he set about renewing his Cincinnati friendships, and setting up his apartment. I got to see how kind and caring he was and his good sense of humor. We talked alot, about fun memories of when we were younger, cooking, all of the dogs that we have had in our lives, and the many people he has helped recently.
He was famous for his loaded potato crisp breakfasts. For many years he would make these for the whole family on Christmas morning and fill them with all manner of vegetables and melted cheese - they were delicious! He would flip the potato pancakes out of the skillet up into the air and catch them to cook the other side. Back then I was always afraid to try this. But I had recently learned to do it with my own version made with sweet potatoes. We talked about how fun it is to cook just using what you have on hand and creating it on the fly. He was also an expert at homemade chicken soup. And according to my mom he liked to put water chestnuts in it. Sounds unusual, I know, but apparently he loved water chestnuts. And so do I, they do go really well with chicken.
We all considered him to be quite the "dog whisperer" and he was proud of that. He had a special way with dogs and loved all of the family pets. He could train them in the most gentle way and they were attracted to him. His first dog Sabby was a Black Labrador/German Shepherd mix and she was really special, as were his two Yorkies, mother and daughter, that he had later for more than 15 years.
He was very creative and not only interested in drawing and painting, but also problem solving. He had recently saved a teenage girl from an ocean riptide and also taken an idea to the Bonita Springs Department of Transportation to make a very dangerous and deadly crosswalk safer. He worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant in recent years. His clients were so appreciative of his care, that some of them even wrote letters to Mom and Dad to tell them how wonderful his care was, how professional he was, how he went above and beyond, and how much they valued his companionship in their time of need. Keith was very dedicated to this work, and I saw this firsthand during my visits to Florida when we would catch up.
During these last weeks in Cincinnati, Keith was busy furnishing and decorating his apartment and making plans for the future. He seemed so hopeful and happy, and we can still hardly believe that he has passed away - that he was taken from us so quickly by a heart attack. His was a life cut too short. He was loved by his family and many friends. He will be sorely missed.

his loving sister,
Michelle Avery Keely

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