Avery Plaw, 51


PROVIDENCE, R.I.Avery Elias Plaw died Jan. 21. He was the devoted and beloved husband of Jane Danek, father of Alexandra (Sasha) and Michaela (Misha) Plaw.

He was the son of the late Gilbert Plaw, Charlotte (Bullock) and Catherine (Shavick).

He was the beloved brother of Sara Plaw (Stephen Ibbott) and Joshua Plaw (Nancy Lis Plaw) and brother-in-law of Eric Danek (Preeti Anand). He was the treasured uncle of Eda, Benno, Chris, Charlie, Baron and Andy. He was the cherished nephew of Anita Lapof (Ray), Margaret Shavick (Stephen Wallace) and the late Danya and Richard Pelzman.

Born in Milford, Mass., Avery spent his early years in Canada. A graduate of St. George's school, Montreal, followed by Trinity College at the University of Toronto, he completed his doctorate at McGill University in Montreal.

A passionate scholar and teacher, Avery was an esteemed professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He traveled extensively, often to give papers and for pleasure with his family.

An inveterate sailor, he took great joy in navigating the St. Lawrence as well as hosting friends and family at Sandy Beach, in the 1000 Islands, Gananoque, Canada.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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