Robert Marshall Avila, 72, retired United States Air Force Tech Sergeant and retired Boeing tool crib attendant passed away, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at his home in Augusta.
Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Dunsford Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, at St. James Catholic Church, Augusta. Interment with full military honors will be held at 1 p.m. at El Paso Cemetery, Derby, Kan.
Robert was born April 9, 1940, to Manuel and Rose (Costova) Avila in New Bedford, Mass. He loved fishing, reading, movies and woodworking. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Bob is survived by: his sons, Lloyd (Diana) Avila of Jacksonville, Fla., John (Tricia) Avila of Derby, and Jim (Liz) Avila of Clearwater; daughters, Gloria (Bill) Shanahan of Shawnee, and Tina (Marshall) Manahan of Augusta.; 27 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; his spouses, Agnes, Ardith and Estelle; a sister, Barbara Tardiff; and an infant grandson.
A memorial has been established with St. James Catholic Church, 1010 Belmont, Augusta 67010.