James and Phoebe Avery

James and Phoebe Avery


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James and Phoebe

Obituary of James and Phoebe Avery

James and Phoebe Avery, both passed away at their home on Sunday, June 20, 2021 under the care of hospice.

James was born in Delhi on July 9, 1931, the son of the late Herbert and Mae (Bryden) Avery. Phoebe was born in Deposit on July 28, 1937, the daughter of the late Hobart and Charlotte (Burrows) Geer.

The couple was married on October 3, 1954.

They both retired after several years at SUNY Delhi, James working at the College Farm and later for the Custodial dept. Phoebe worked for in the Custodial Dept. at SUNY Delhi, she also worked for several other area businesses. Both Jim and Phoebe also worked as a Court Attendants for the Delaware County Court.

Jim and Phoebe volunteered for the former AMIGO search and rescue team.

Besides their parents, they were predeceased by two sons:  Ric in 2006 and Tom in 2009; and Jim’s brother: Herbert G. Avery, Jr and his wife Lillian.

They are survived by a daughter: Sharon (Tim) McKee of Delhi; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; Jim’s sister: Doris Berschauer of Phoenix, AZ; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at Sharon & Tim’s home 4430 Turnpike Road, Delhi at 11AM on Saturday, June 26, 2021.  Private burial will be held at the Wood-Avery Cemetery in Arkville.

Contributions may be made to Helios Care www.helioscare.org or to Delhi EMS.

Please visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with the Avery Family.