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William K. Davis Former Head of Delaware County Planning William K. Davis, age 83, of Middletown Township, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on December 28. He and his wife, Ursula (Olie) Meyerhof Davis, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of George Breed Davis and Mary Ackley Davis, Mr. Davis earned an A.B. degree in Architecture from Dartmouth College in 1952 and a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina in 1957. During the Korean War, Davis served in the U.S. Navy aboard the destroyer USS Albany. He was Executive Director of the Delaware County Planning Commission from 1960 to 1966; VP, Planning and Systems Division at Roy F. Weston, Inc.; and VP of BCM's Eastern Group, from which he retired in 1990. Davis was active in Delaware County, serving on the boards of the Delaware County Planning Commission (1976 to 1995) and the Middletown Township Planning Commission (1976 to 1982) and Zoning Board (1994 to 2005). In 1977, he served on the advisory group created by U.S. Rep. Bob Edgar to resolve the controversy surrounding the construction of the Blue Route, now known as I-476. Davis was a member of Media Rotary and was its president from 2001 to 2002. Survivors: In addition to his wife Olie, Davis is survived by his daughter, Helen Davis Picher (Oliver) of Wallingford, Pennsylvania; and his son William K. Davis, Jr., of Cave Creek, Arizona. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Davis Picher, Caroline Picher, William K. Davis III, Taylor Davis, and Stephen Davis. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to a . Memorial Service: Will be held on Saturday, January 4, at Wallingford Presbyterian Church, 110 E. Brookhaven Road, Wallingford, PA 19086. Visitation: 10 a.m., and the service begins at 11 a.m. Interment: Will be private.
Published in The Daily Times on Jan. 2, 2014
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