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ARTHUR P. "ART" DAVIS

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Arthur P. "Art" Davis of Naperville since 1974 Arthur "Art" Davis, 72, formerly of LaGrange, died suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. He was born June 4, 1940, in Hinsdale. He was the loving husband of Sandra A. "Sandy" (nee Riemersma) Davis, whom he married May 2, 1964; devoted son of the late Charles K. and Ann (nee Bovy) Davis; dear brother of Thomas W. (Lori) Davis of Indianhead Park, Ill.; and the late Charles K. Davis Jr. and Philip J. (the late MariFran) Davis; fond uncle of 13 and great-uncle of many, brother-in-law of Grant L. (Shelly) Riemer of Austin, Texas. Art grew up in LaGrange, was a graduate of Lyons Township High School (Class of 1958) and attended Northwestern University in Evanston. He served in the Air Force (Air National Guard) and owned and operated Davis Automotive in Naperville with his wife, Sandy, from 1974 to 2011, retiring July 2011. Art was past president of the Rotary Club of Naperville and past district governor of Rotary District #6450. He was also past president of the Naperville YMCA Board and a car enthusiast. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1500 Brookdale Road, Naperville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct, 9, at the church. A luncheon reception will follow at the church. Inurnment will take place in Mount Vernon Memorial Estates, Lemont, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Rotary District 6450 Foundation, Inc., c/o Tom Drake, 978 E. Ninth St., Lockport, IL 60441 appreciated. Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville. For information, call 630-355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com.
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Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Oct. 5, 2012
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