Robert E. Davis

Robert E. Davis, 91, formerly of Exeter, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 2, 2013, with his daughter by his side.

He was born in Kingston, son of the late Elmer and Ada Tyson Davis. He was educated in public schools and graduated from Wilkes-Barre Business College, where he majored in accounting.

He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

He was employed by the Woodlawn Farm Dairy in Scranton for many years as an accountant.

Mr. Davis was a member of Teamsters Local 229 and American Legion Post 229 of Wilkes-Barre. He was also a longtime member of St. John the Baptist Church in Exeter until its closing, and was currently a member of Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas.

He was an avid New York Yankees fan, and was able to watch the opening day game this season. He was very interested in physical fitness, often playing basketball with his grandchildren until just a few years ago.

The family would like to thank the staff of The Meadows for their compassionate care of Bob while he was with them.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Lottie Mislak, in 2004.

Mr. Davis is survived by his son, Daniel Bartusek, Kingston; daughter, Janice Amarando Szczechowicz, Dallas; grandchildren, James and Vincent Amarando, Daniel, Michael and Joseph Bartusek, Jennifer Lukavitch, Melissa Renninger, Jessica and Joseph Szczechowicz; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brother, James Davis, Chase; and sister, Marilyn Reese, Dallas.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Gate of Heaven Church, Machell Avenue, Dallas. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the fitness program at Candy's Place, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort, PA 18704.

Published in Citizens' Voice from Apr. 4 to Apr. 5, 2013