DAVIS Hubert Armstrong Davis, age 85 of Danbury, died Thursday, August 20, 2009 at Ashlar of Newtown. He was the husband of the late Emma Elizabeth Gulla Davis who predeceased him in January of this year. Hubert was born in Danbury, October 9, 1923, son of the late G. Harold and Xe (Sands) Davis. He was a direct descendent of one of the founding families of Danbury and Capt. James Sands who was a founder and the leader of the Block Island, R.I. colony of settlers. During World War II, he worked at Sikorsky Aircraft and after the war was employed at Zandonella Construction Company as one of their project managers. He built Staples High School in Westport, Joel Barlow High School in Redding, Newtown High School, the Jewish Synagogue on Park Ave. and Park City Hospital, both in Bridgeport, as well as other major buildings and shopping centers in Connecticut. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Danbury for more than 60 years where he served on various boards, including serving as a Deacon and Advisor to the Youth Groups. He was a former area commissioner and scout master for the Boy Scouts of America and for many years played the fife in the Germantown Colonial Fife and Drum Corp. After his retirement, he spent much of his time making wooden toys, exhibiting in many juried craft shows. He is survived by his sons, Hubert A. Davis, II and his wife, Giselle of Newtown and Jeffrey M. Davis and his wife, Pamela of Bethel; daughter, Sandra D. Flood and her husband Gary of Washington; a brother, Jerrold H. Davis of DeLand, Fla.; five grandchildren, Xe, Alexandra, Chelsea, Miranda and Morgan; two great-grand-daughters, Maevyn Marie and Emma; as well as many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to the First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06810. The funeral will be held at the First Congregational Church of Danbury, Friday morning at 11. Burial will be in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury. The family will receive friends in the Hull Funeral Home, 60 Division St., Danbury, Thursday afternoon (TODAY) from 2 to 4 and in the evening from 7 to 9.
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Published in Connecticut Post on Aug. 27, 2009