Robert E. “Radiant Rick” Averill

September 28, 1959 ‒ January 04, 2007

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Robert E. “Radiant Rick” Averill, 48, of Lexington, died Thursday, January 4, 2007 in Lexington Court Care Center following a long illness.

After an eight-year battle with cancer, Rick went to his heavenly home, his beloved Bonnie ever faithful by his side.

He was born September 28, 1958 in Erie, PA, son of the late Robert and Doris (Stahlman) Averill.

Rick was honorably discharged from the US Army in 1987 and worked in construction as a private contractor until he became ill.

He was blessed with many friends and was a blessing to all.

Rick is survived by his Bonnie of Lexington, his sister Bunny Averill and her husband William Ranowiecki of Erie, PA, a nephew Mike Markham and great niece Kayla Markham both of Erie, PA, a nephew Ed Ranowiecki of Whiteman AFB, MO, a niece Victoria Ranowiecki of Edinboro University, PA, a great Aunt Bette Searle of Ohio, four uncles Russ Pettis of East Springfield, PA, James Averill of Waterford, PA, Rich Averill of Maine, and Dave Stahlman of New Mexico, and numerous cousins and extended family.

A private family ceremony will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the American cancer Society in care of Mark Mills, 5051 Iroquois Avenue, Erie PA, 16511.