DAVIS, EVAN W. Evan W. Davis, of Pawleys Island, SC, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2014 at age 86, supported by his wife and daughters. Evan was born on August 2, 1927 in New York City, and was raised in Portland, Oregon. He was an All-Star football player at Grant High School in Portland, attended the University of Washington, graduated from the University of Oregon and was a US Army veteran. After a move to the east coast, Evan settled in North Haven, CT, with his wife Joan Brown Davis, and his two daughters, Cheryl and Allison. Evan was a stellar husband and father, his “three girls” and two grandsons were his greatest joy. Since 1994, he has resided in Pawleys Island, where he spent many happy hours playing golf, enjoying the beach and a fine bottle of wine. Evan leaves behind his wife, Joan, of Pawleys Island; his daughter Cheryl of Brunswick, Maine; his daughter Allison of Wallingford, CT; grandson Evan of New York City; grandson Gavin and his fiancé Laurie, also of New York City; a sister, Kay, of Billings, Montana; and a loving niece, Katherine; along with several other family members and many close friends. Evan W. Davis was a warm, loving and happy man, with a generous heart and soul. He loved his family, and was well-loved in return, a fine legacy. Evan’s loss will be felt by all who knew and loved him, and he will be missed terribly. Please join us at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 28, for a Celebration of Life at the Best Western, 201 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT. Remembrances will begin at 11:30. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital would be welcome. www.northhavenfuneral.com
Published in The New Haven Register on Feb. 26, 2014
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