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Mary Averill

Profile Updated: November 9, 2019
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Residing In:
Strongsville, OH USA
Andrea Tillotson
President, CCO, Graphic Designer
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Leigh 78, Tanya 76


Paige 04, Maggie 05, Nolan 08, Lily 09, Kyle 10, Chase 13, Zachary 15, Josie 15

What did you want to do or think you were going to do when you finished high school:

Professional Musician/Vocalist. I think I was born too soon, the 80s were such a funky crazy time. The professional music business, beyond playing clubs, had too much of a twist to it, demanded things I wasn't willing to do. So I stopped and thought that wasn't the reason I wanted to sing. So I bowed out for a while, moved to Cleveland, played in bands here and have been playing music, doing commercials, participating in private enterprise recording, events, Indians' games (anthem), all kinds of things. Even sang jazz for 10 years. So I'm still active in music. I'm happy in personal life, I'm a grandmother, and I have a business that helps people grow in their businesses.

Still have family around Dearborn Heights:


Which Classmates are you still in touch with:

There's quite a few! Way too numerous to mention, especially since the last Crestwoodstock. Ready for more!

Did you have any nicknames in school:

Navel, Ave, Mare

What are your favorite memories of high school:

Arts, engineering, social events, getting together with all kinds of people for one purpose. Collaboration. That's the best.

Favorite Teacher(s):

Mrs. Jaworski, Mr. Paluchniak, Mrs. Wright, Mr. Messner

My Secret Crush:

Doug Gricus

What street(s) did you live on in the Heights:


My Siblings:

Sally Averill, graduated from Crestwood in 1970

What other schools did you attend in Dearborn Heights:


Biggest thing you would do differently if you went back to your time at CHS:

Participate earlier in my years there with choir and theater.

What are your worst memories of high school:

My father passing away Freshman year. Someone getting physically hurt.

Favorite Song(s) from back in the day:

That's really hard. To pick one, I'd say Forever Young.

Favorite Group(s) or Artist(s) from back in the day:

In high school, probably Cat Stevens.

First concert you attended and location:

Donny Osmond, 7th grade, Cobo Hall

Anything else we should know:

Donna Averill, my mom, passed away in February of 2002. She was the light for me, my sister and many of my classmates and friends who knew her and spent time with her. She still lives in my sister and I --- I swear I hear her all the time.


One of the best things I ever did was help to put the fire under Crestwoodstock. The rewards are ongoing and I don't think I'm the only one to testify to this. Everyone should do what jazzes them, and this jazzes me.

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My hope is that his life was full, his heart was full, and he had known and brought joy. I remember Manfred being a very nice person, friendly and generous. By the comments here, he has left a trail of good friends who think well of him. Peace, Manfred.

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So sorry to hear about this, I've known Monica since we were kids. Always such a sweet girl. Sending much love and comfort to her friends and family.

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