Thomas E. Davis, age 90, of Erie passed away Monday, July 30, 2012 at the Manchester Presbyterian Lodge. He was born August 31, 1921 in Erie the son of the late M. Levant and Hildegarde (McClelland) Davis. A graduate of Strong Vincent High School and the University of Pittsburgh, Thomas served his country during WW II along with his three brothers. He had worked for American Hollow Boring Co. for 37 years and was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant where he also served as a Deacon. A lover of sports, for two years he was Erie's top table tennis player and also won a Junior Golf Championship. His hobbies included photography, Covered Bridges, puzzles, and a love of music that he passed on to his children. Thomas will be remembered as the most lovable person of our family. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Martha Hall Davis; a son John E. Davis, and three brothers, Chester, Miner, and Robert Davis. Thomas is survived by two sons, Douglas R. Davis and his wife Pamela of Grosse Pointe, Mich. and Donald A. Davis and his wife MaryJo of Chesapeake, Va. along with five grandchildren. Friends are invited to call at the John J. Quinn Funeral Home, West 9th & Liberty St. Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.at which time Funeral Services will be held with the Rev. Stephen Morse officiating. Burial will be in Erie Cemetery.
Published in the Erie Times-News on August 2, 2012