Dudley Leroy Davis

Dudley LeRoy Davis RYDAL, PA.- Dudley LeRoy Davis ‘Lee', 66, a 25 year resident of Rydal, Pa., and former Dallas, Texas resident, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013 at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pa. Lee graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1968 with a BS in Electrical Engineering, a BS in Literature, a Master of Science in Administration/Operations Research from George Washington University (1976), and a Master of Mechanical Engineering/Ocean Engineering from Catholic University (1979). Lee served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot for 10 years and then joined American Airlines where he spent nine years before joining Unisys. In the 14 years at Unisys, Lee traveled extensively to over 63 countries promoting international product applications. In 2002, Lee rejoined the U.S. Government and has been proudly serving his Country. In his last role he served as the Chief of Staff for the Joint Strike Fighter Program Office. Born on June 2, 1946, in Salt Lake City, Utah, he was the son of the late Dudley LeRoy and Mary Ellen (Haynes) Davis. Lee married Susan Farrell on Dec. 20, 1968 in Milton, Fla., and she survives at home. In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his two daughters and son-in-law, Susan Davis of Dallas, Texas and James and Sandy Davis-Schiermeyer of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; his four grandchildren, Ryan, Lauren, Olivia and Jaiden; his sister, Diana Morse of Bozeman, Mont.; and his brother, Larry Davis of Middleton, Idaho. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on April 6, 2013 at Burnett & White Funeral Homes, Red Hook, N.Y. Burial will be at Elizaville Methodist Cemetery, Elizaville, N.Y. Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in support of the Targeting DNA in Pancreatic Cancer at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals. Please make checks payable to “Thomas Jefferson University” and mail to: The Jefferson Foundation, 925 Chestnut St., Suite 110, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or donate online b visiting http://www.jefferson.edu/jeffgiving/ and click on “Give now”. In the designation area, click other designation ad type in Targeting DNA in Pancreatic Cancer. Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY. For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.Burnett-White.com

Published in the Daily Freeman on Apr. 5, 2013