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Davis, John Charles John Davis passed away January 21, 2013. Born on September 29, 1953 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, John attended Shorewood High School. John had fond memories of Wisconsin, and often spoke of his childhood home, summer beach house on Lake Michigan, near Cedar Grove, family, and his many friends and business acquaintances with whom he regularly communicated. John started his college education at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, but soon transferred to University of Wisconsin, Madison. After receiving a bachelor's degree from the Department of Film and Television, University of Wisconsin, Madison, John spent 13 years as a news photographer, first in Wisconsin, then in Kentucky. In 1990 he moved to Sacramento and worked at KVIE, Channel 6, where he was Director of Photography and where he met his second wife, Denise Jurich. He was awarded numerous awards for his work, including several regional Emmys. John was a wonderful son-in-law to Thomas and Jean Jurich, and brother-in-law to Denise's siblings. He was an avid Packer and Badger fan. He had a special place in his heart for dogs, especially collies. His "canine children" included Kodiak, Sitka, Shasta, Whitney, Chaco, and Ouray. He was preceded in death by his parents Bowden and Virginia Davis. He is survived by wife Denise Jurich and her family; sister Ellen (Bryan) Davis Giesenschlag; nieces Amy (David) Giesenschlag Berger and Laura (Gary) Giesenschlag Williams; grand-nieces and nephews and countless friends.
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Jan. 27, 2013
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