(September10, 1926 - October11, 2002)

from BR. CHARLES FILIATRAUT ('55):

In Memoriam: Br. Gregory Avina ('43) died October 11th at the Marist Brothers retirement home in Miami. He was a member of the Esopus province. Gregory was a native of Guadalajara, Mexico. He earned his B.A. in 1953 at St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas. He taught or lived in Laredo, Brownsville, Singapore, Rome, Molloy, Esopus, Roselle, and Miami. His favorite assignment was teaching in Singapore. He was director at Maris Stella High School there. He was fluent in five languages, including Mandarin. For a few years he served as secretary to the Superior General, his classmate, Br. Basilio Rueda. Gregory was 76 years of age (born 10 September 1926) and was a Marist for 60 years. We pray for his eternal happiness.