Samuel Davis (1929 - 2013)

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Samuel Lufkin "Sam" Davis, age 83, loving and devoted husband for 62 years of Anne Johnson Davis of Marblehead, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was surrounded by his family. Mr. Davis was born in Greenfield, MA on August 23, 1929. The son of Kenneth Newton and Barbara Lufkin Davis. He graduated from Vermont Academy in 1947. He attended Babson College until becoming employed by Wire Products of Lynn in 1950. A year later, he began serving in the United States Army at Fort Knox in Kentucky and was honorably discharged 1953. In 1954 Mr. Davis began a long career with The John Hancock Life Insurance Company. This included working at the Robert B. Pitcher Insurance Agency as well as the John H. Bishop General Agency of Waltham. In 1967 he joined the marketing team at the home office of John Hancock Life Insurance in Boston. He received his CLU Degree from the American College of Life Underwriters in 1977. Following his retirement as the General Director of Marketing in 1987, Mr. Davis continued consulting with John Hancock and the Kramaton Corp. for several years while also serving for nine years as a loaned Executive to the United Way. Mr. Davis took great pride in service to others having served as President and Board Member of the Family and Childrens Service of Greater Lynn. He was the past President of the Old Marblehead Improvement Association as well as a current Board member. Active in his church community, he was the past Warden of the Church of the Good Shepard in Acton, MA and was a current member of St. Michaels Church in Marblehead. Sam was a member of the Swampscott Beach Club, the Corinthian Yacht Club, the Whiting Club and the "ROMEO's". In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Davis Russell of Danvers and Jennifer Newhall Davis Oliveira and her husband Jose Carlos Oliveira of Swampscott; three granddaughters, Kate Russell, Emily Russell and Lavinia Maria Hua Oliveira; a brother Kenneth Davis Jr. of Stamford, CT and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Lawrence E. Davis and his sister Suzanne Davis Greenman. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 10:30 AM in St. Michaels Church, 26 Pleasant, Marblehead, MA, 01945. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private. At the familys request there are no visiting hours. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or to St. Michael's Church, Marblehead, MA 01945. For online guest book or additional information please contact the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St, Salem, 01970, 781 631 8885 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.

Published in The Marblehead Reporter from July 13 to July 20, 2013
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