Dr. Michael Vavrek, age 68 and Dr. Judy Vavrek (Berrong), age 67, beloved husband and wife of forty-six years, residents of Albuquerque, passed away together on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. They are lovingly remembered by their three children, Holly Kay Vavrek, Noelle Kay Kempton (Tyson), Starr Mikael Vavrek (Kristina) and their five grandchildren, John, Brayden, Lily, Sky, and Katerina, by Mike's brother, Jack (Elsie), and Judy's siblings, Tom (Lydia), Dave (Midge), and Carol (Lynn).
Dr. Michael Vavrek came to New Mexico with his wife Dr. Judy Vavrek over 40 years ago when he joined the Air Force and was stationed at Holloman AFB. They fell in love with Albuquerque and decided to stay in NM. Judy had retired from her passion, teaching. Michael worked with cars and airplanes. Michael had been flying since he was 16 and Judy was a pilot as well - the couple loved to travel! They were just returning home from one of their favorite destinations, Disneyland. We love them and we miss them.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, 11-Nov-2018, from 3-6pm at the Marriott Pyramid in Albuquerque, NM. We will gather as friends and family to celebrate the lives of Dr. Michael and Dr. Judy Vavrek and enjoy food, music and all the fun stories together. Dress Code: Please feel free to dress colorful as this this is a celebration of life!
Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
5151 San Francisco Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
**We have a block of rooms setup for our event, just mention it when you reserve your room!**
Link to directly book rooms under our event.
In lieu of flowers please consider contributing to the following charity in honor of Dr. Michael and Dr. Judy Vavrek, who were both pilots and aviation enthusiasts:
AOPA Foundation to fund general aviation “You Can Fly”, the Air Safety Institute and Flight Training Scholarships
As an additional option, please consider contributing to the following charity in honor of Dr. Judy Vavrek:
La Mesa Arts Academy to fund a wide variety of after school art programs for students at La Mesa Elementary School in ABQ, NM (where Dr. Judy Vavrek taught 3rd Grade).