Francis Xavier Davis
96, died peacefully on April 30, 2013. The son of Mary (Heaphy) and James Davis, Frank was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Jan. 22, 1917 and was the brother of James Edward, Elizabeth (Comerford), Mary Virginia, William, and Charles Davis, all of who preceded him in death. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and afterward settled in Ohio, where he worked for the East Ohio Gas Company for 35 years, until his retirement in 1983.
He was deeply devoted to his wife, Dorothy (Yonto), who died in 1983 and dedicated to his children, Mary Elizabeth and James Edward, and to their spouses, Richard Gordon and Charity (Nelson). He adored his grandchildren, James, Emily, Richard, Joseph, and Michael Davis. Friend to many and widely beloved, he will be greatly missed.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Paul's Catholic Church, North Canton, Ohio, on Saturday, May 18 at 10:30 a.m. Family will meet friends in the church hall beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frank's honor may be made to the Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Peer Support Group, c/o Higgins Workshop, 3041 Cleveland Ave. S.W., Canton, OH 44707. http://www.starkdd.org/homestarkdd. Those wishing to send condolences or share a fond memory, may sign the Reed On-Line Guestbook at
Published in The Repository on May 16, 2013