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June 26, 2013 marked a horrible day in "Nightmare on the 13th Floor" history. On that day, the film's "Sound Supervisor", passed away. He will be deeply missed. His list of film credits are quite impecible, but "Nightmare on the 13th Floor" will always be my favorite. I am deeply saddened by his passing, and even more so in knowing that I will never get a chance to interview him and record his thoughts on this film. Dwayne Avery, you will be deeply missed. You have made such an impact on TV and in movies, and words can't express our loss.

- The obituary below never mentions this classic movie.

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Los Angeles Times
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Born August 25, 1936 in Denver, CO, [Dwayne Avery] passed away June 26, 2013 in Winston Salem, NC at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Survived by his wife Francine Coplan-Avery of the home; cousin Lorraine Bailey of San Luis Obispo, CA; neice Lynn (Larry) Moore of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; Brothers-in-law John (Nancy) Grant of Santa Ana, CA and Brian Jacobson of Thailand; stepdaughters Kimberly George of Grants Pass, OR; Dawn Drickman of Palmdale, CA; and Kelly Ferry of California City, CA. Further survivors include his cat Cinnamon who will be bereft at the loss of her "daddy," two extended step-families, dearest friends Bob Monastero and David and Lisa Yewdall (all of Winston-Salem) and many dear friends and former co-workers from Dwayne's years working in Hollywood as an award-winning Motion Picture Sound Editor. Dwayne was predeceased by his parents Eugene V. and Ella Conrad Avery, sister Charlene Grant, first wife Jerry Benson Alcaraz and long-time companion Marlene Drucker. Dwayne was a warm and welcoming man, a consummate host and story-teller. He was adventurous and talented. Whether it was on skis, in a boat or behind a camera, he enjoyed the heck out of life. Dwayne was passionate about his photography and anything to do with trains, boats (he was a Navy man) and planes. No matter which vehicle he chose for travel on his journey home to meet his Lord and Saviour and reunite with his family and friends, one can bet he'll arrive with a ton of pictures, great stories about his journey, a huge smile and outstretched hands.

Arrangements are being handled by Affordable Cremations of Winston-Salem, LLC. Because of the loving and attentive care of the staff at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, kindly direct your memorial donations to the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC.