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Guillett Gervaise Davis Iii


1932 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Guillett Gervaise Davis Iii Obituary
Guillett Gervaise Davis, III
November 18, 1932 ~ April 11, 2018
He Made A Difference
Guillett Gervaise (Gerry) Davis III passed away peacefully at his home in Monterey on Wednesday April 11, 2018. Gerry was born in Marshalltown, Iowa to Guillett Gervaise Davis Jr. and Alice Virginia (Denison) Davis. Gerry met his future wife Kathleen (Kathy) Anderson in Alexandria, Virginia and they were married on June 22, 1955 in Hanau, West Germany where they lived while he served in the U.S. Army.
Gerry graduated with a B.S. in Foreign Service in 1954 from Georgetown University and a J.D. in 1958 from Georgetown Law School. Upon moving to Monterey, he joined the law firm of George Walker and George Schroeder. Gerry initially specialized in taxation and business law, but after recognizing the importance of computer technology in our future, he shifted his focus, ultimately becoming an Intellectual Property lawyer.
The Davis' have resided on the Monterey Peninsula for over 58 years. Locally, Gerry served 16 years as a member of the MPUSD board, taught classes at Monterey College of Law, volunteered his time as a photography instructor at Chartwell School, and served on the Monterey County Grand Jury.
Gerry was an amateur pilot, a talented photographer, and wine aficionado, leading he and his friends to open The Firehouse Wine Bar and Restaurant in Monterey in 1979. He always looked for the creative solutions to problems and mentored anyone who would listen. Gerry's unique perspective and zest for life positively impacted all of those he came in contact with. He constantly strived to make a positive impact on everyone he met and will be greatly missed. He made a difference.
Gerry is survived by his wife Kathy Davis of Monterey, sister Diane Southwell (Jim Southwell) of Santa Clarita, four daughters, Ginny Davis (Kim Kelley) of Prunedale, Cindi Davis of Monterey, Susan Davis of Mission Viejo, and Shauna Davis (Tim Garner) of Monterey, and six grandchildren, Tarrah, Kelly, Lauren, Riley, Makenna, and Griffin. His favorite pet cat, Kalvin, preceded him in death.
The Celebration of Life for Gerry will be held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Monterey on Saturday May 5, 2018 from 2pm – 5pm, and all are welcome to attend.
The family requests that all guests at the service refrain from wearing fragrances, perfume, or cologne.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Chartwell School of Seaside, CA [email protected], Benetech www.benetech.org, the International Campaign for Tibet www.savetibet.org or . For more information, please visit www.thepaulmortuary.com.


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Published in The Monterey Herald on Apr. 22, 2018
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