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Christina P. Davis

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Davis, Christina P. (Tina)

Vestal: Christina P. Davis, 65, of Vestal, died Thursday, November 10, at Ideal Senior Living Center after a long and courageous battle with serious illness. She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Julia Prew; and by her beloved Grand Beagle, Maggie, who knew Tina to be the softest of soft touches. Tina is survived by her husband of 44 years, Jonathan K. Davis; her daughter, Stephanie K. Davis and son-in-law Rayan Aguam, New Hartford, NY; and her son, Jonathan K. Davis, Jr., Minneapolis, MN; her brothers and sisters, Lucinda Peck, Hartford, CT, H. Douglas Prew, Jr., Atlanta, GA, Brian and Susan Prew, Cooperstown, NY, Melanie and Brian Reis, Foster City, CA, and Janine Prew, Enfield, CT; and several nieces, nephews grand nieces and grand nephews. She was a graduate of Binghamton Central High School and Marymount University, Arlington, VA. Early in their marriage, Tina worked as a travel agent while Jon completed his final year in college. Then she served with Jon as a dormitory parent at Williston Academy, Easthampton, MA, during his time as a teacher, coach, and administrator at the boarding school. After their return to Binghamton in 1973, Tina was an active volunteer for many community organizations and local charities, including WSKG, Roberson Museum and Science Center, Catholic Charities, the MS Society, and others. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother who played an invaluable "partner" role to Jon during his long career at Riger Advertising. Once her children were grown, she returned to the workplace, serving as Health Insurance Administrator for Brian M. Prew & Associates in Binghamton. Tina shared an enthusiasm for thoroughbred racing with Jon. For more than twenty years she was actively involved in a number of horse racing and breeding partnerships, where she formed lasting friendships. Those friends honored Tina and her courage by naming no fewer than three race horses in her honor. Throughout her battle with illness, Tina received extraordinary medical care and treatment. The family would like to thank the staffs of the Emergency Department and CCU at Wilson Medical Center all of the nurses, aides and therapists, and technicians at Wilson who provided Tina with excellent and compassionate care during her many hospitalizations. Thanks also to the following doctors and their dedicated staffs: Dr. Michael Zhang, Dr. Michael Chisdak, Dr. Joseph Readling, Dr. Ronald Harris, Dr. Hisham Kashou, and Dr. Helen Papastrat. Deepest appreciation also to the staff of Ideal Senior Living Center for all they did to provide comfort to Tina and support to the family. Throughout her illness Tina was very grateful for the love and support she received from her many friends. Particular thanks go to Ron and Kathy Blinkovitch for their help and support; to Tina's incredible head cheerleader Mary Jo Pons of Bel Air, MD; and to the indispensable Linda Fletcher, whose loving care and support were always there when needed most. At Tina's request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service; however, the family will celebrate Tina's life at an appropriate time in the future. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so are asked to make memorial donations to the UHS Foundation, 10-42 Mitchell Avenue, Binghamton, NY 13903; The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, P.O. Box 3387 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; or the charity of their choice. Arrangements are by the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton.

Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from Nov. 12 to Nov. 14, 2011