John “Jack” MacGlashan Avery ’39, of Seattle, Wash., passed away Nov. 13, 2010. Avery was born in Savannah, Ga., Nov. 28, 1918, and was known to his friends as “Jack.”
Working in furniture sales at the Sears & Roebuck Store in the Roosevelt/Ravenna neighborhood, Avery was encouraged by his friend and business associate to join Freemasonry. WBro. Avery was initiated into Theodore Roosevelt Lodge No. 229 on January 24, 1950, passed to a Fellowcraft, February 15, 1950, and raised a Master Mason, April 18, 1950. He received his 50-year service pin on Herb’s Night in 2001. Avery served as master of Theodore Roosevelt Lodge No. 229 in 1973, 1987, 1990, and 1991. He was called upon to play his trumpet at veteran memorial services, as well as at Masonic processions. He was a member of the Craft for 60 years. Avery was an active member of his lodge until he was no longer able to live independently.
Following some years of ill health, he passed away in Everett, WA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel, and two sons, John and Bill. He is survived by his daughter, Mary McClellan.