Richard E. Davis|
Richard Elmer Davis, 90, of Center Valley, passed away Tuesday, June 3, in the Valley Manor Nursing Home, Coopersburg. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Goebeler) Davis.
He served in the Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II, and then returned to Otego and graduated from Otego High School.He graduated from Rider College, N.J., in 1952 and moved to Trenton, N.J. He joined Price Waterhouse in New York City, N.Y., as an accountant and subsequently Mack Trucks in Somerville, N.J., being transferred to the Allentown headquarters in 1969.
- Born in Otego, N.Y., he was a son of the late Elmer and Evelyn (Nickerson) Davis.
Dick and Dot moved the family to Center Valley in 1970.
He joined Faith UCC, Center Valley, where he and Dot were very active. He served as treasurer, elder and deacon, and was a member of the Lawn Crew and the "Kitchen Krew."
He was manager of the World Headquarters Marketing and Accounting Department when he retired from Mack Trucks in 1987. After retiring, he remained active, working for Endata, Abel's Express and Ruhe Oldsmobile.
Surviving are three daughters, Marilyn Davis, and her husband, Robert Passikoff, of New York City, Dr. Barbara Davis of Palmerton and Nancy (Davis), wife of Dwayne Schantz of Coopersburg; a son Richard, and his wife, Sandy (Freed), of Center Valley; eight grandchildren, Nicole (Schantz), wife of Brian Gasda, Stephen Kenion, Rachel Kenion-Hanrath, and her husband, Tobias Hanrath, Benjamin Passikoff, Christopher Cupchak, David Kenion, Alexander Passikoff and Crystal Davis; three great-grandchildren, Charlotte Gasda, Max Hanrath and Adelle Gasda; a sister Roberta, wife of A. Gordon "Don" Colley; a brother-in-law, Duane Scofield; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also predeceased by two sisters, Alta Smith, and her husband, Ralph "Buster," and Isabel Scofield; and by his brother Donald, and his wife, Elizabeth (Griffin).
Service: Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 21, Faith UCC, 5992 Rt. 378, Center Valley. Call 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday in the church. Contributions in her name may be made to the church, 18034, or the
, 3893 Adler Place, Bethlehem, 18017. Arrangements by Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., www.stephens-funeral.com.
Published in Times News on June 10, 2014