Ruth G. Davis (1921 - 2018)

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CUBA - Ruth G. Davis, 96, of 49 Spring St., Cuba, passed away Friday (Oct. 12, 2018) at Cuba Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit, after a lengthy illness.

Born on Nov. 26, 1921, in Cuba, she was a daughter of the late Monroe and Bertha Perkins Phillips. On March 30, 1940, at St. Patrick's Parish, in Fillmore, she married Walter B. "Curly" Davis who preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 2000.

She was a graduate of Fillmore High School, Class of 1938.

Residing in the area all of her life, she was employed at local restaurants, including the Texas Hot; The Stonebriar in Rushford; The Cuba Lake Pavillion; Moonwinks; and Mom and Pops Soda Bar, all in Cuba. After five years with Acme Electric, she joined the Cuba High School Cafeteria staff, retiring after 26 years, as the baker.

She was a member of Our Lady of Angels Church, where she served on the Bishops Committee and Allegany County Catholic Women. Active in the community, she was also a member of the Cuba Evening Homemakers and Cuba Senior Citizens. She and her husband were honored by the Cuba Chamber of Commerce for their community service and in August, 2018, she was honored at the Southwest Firemen's Convention for being a 50-year charter member of the Southwest Firemen's Auxiliary.

Ruth enjoyed making plates of candy, including her own fudge recipe, and with her husband, making strawberry jam and maple syrup for gifts to many relatives, friends and merchants. She also enjoyed camping; crafts; square dancing; the friendship and traveling with her senior friends; and a trip to Alaska highlighted her 50th wedding anniversary.

Surviving are two sons, Basil "Mick" (Marjorie) Davis of Angelica and Richard "Dick" Davis of West Winfield; a daughter-in-law, Renan Davis of Keno, Ore.; six grandchildren, James, Carrie, Corey, Jared, Jon and Mary Helen; 10 great-grandchildren, Matthew, Tylor, John, Kaden, Christopher, Christina, Cheyenne, Chase, Aren and Angelo; many nieces and nephews; two dear friends, Martha Miller and John Marcoux, both of Cuba; a brother-in-law, Laverne (Jean) Davis of Lakeland, Fla.

Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Helen Davis in 1959; a son, Francis Davis in 2005; her sisters, Ethel McCarthy, Theresa Greene Howard, Florence Harrison and her twin sisters, Marge Phillips and Anita Connors; two sisters-in-law, Virginia and Eleanor; and a brother-in-law, Ellsworth "Sam" Davis.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 14, 2018) at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service Inc., 9 Bull St., Cuba. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (Oct. 15, 2018) at Our Lady on Angels Church, 50 South St., Cuba. The Rev. Dennis J.J. Mancuso, will be the celebrant.

Burial will be in Our Lady Angels Cemetery, Cuba.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the Palmer Opera House, 12 W. Main St., Cuba, NY 14727.

Online condolences may be sent at
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Mark F Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service Inc
9 Bull St
Cuba, NY 14727
(585) 968-0100
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on Oct. 13, 2018