LESTER (DICK) R. MABERY, JR.LESTER (DICK) R. MABERY, JR. Commander Dick (Lester) R. Mabery, Jr., 74, retired USN Aviator passed away in Honolulu on January 6, 2014. He was born to Lester and Dorothy Mabery on June 3, 1939 in Tullytown, PA. He was raised in Bristol, PA. Dick was a proud member of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity at Penn State and earned his BA before joining the USN in 1963. He went to flight training in Pensacola, FL. He served 24 years in the USN earning several medals. He served in Vietnam earning the Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with device, the National Defense Service Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal. He served as Commander of a helicopter squadron aboard the USS Nimitz. He retired from the USN in 1983 and went to work for Lockheed as an Aeronautical Scientific Analyst. An important part of Dick's life was his friendship with Bill W. for the past thirty years. He has served as the Hawaii Area Delegate. He was also Chairman of Oahu Intergroup. His most recent position was as the Central Office Manager for Oahu. Dick loved to travel with his wife Anne. They traveled together extensively throughout Europe, the mainland and Asia. He was very artistic and designed and made furniture for his home. He loved to sing and play the guitar. He also enjoyed spending time with all of his grandchildren, traveling as far as Germany, Washington D.C and Las Vegas to visit them. He loved animals and cared for his beloved German Shepard Tara. He is survived by his wife, Anne, daughter Sarah (Dwight) Perkins, son Paul (Theresa) Selby, daughter Lena (Jim) Stelk, sister Janet Garrison and her sons Joe, David and daughter Lisa. He is also survived by five grandchildren Sean Selby, Samantha Stelk, Bridget Perkins, Kaitlyn and Olivia Selby. Dick was dearly loved by his family and will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl on January 20, 2014 at 0930. A celebration of life will follow at the Mabery home 1843 Alewa Drive, Honolulu, HI 96817 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Oahu Central Office, PO Box 2384, Honolulu, HI 96804.
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