Allan Stevens "Al" DAVIS

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DAVIS, Allan 'Al' Stevens

A loving father and grandfather and a devoted husband, Allan 'Al' Davis passed away February 3rd, 2014, surrounded by his family in the home he shared with Barbara, his wife of 22 years. He was 75 years old.

Born on January 24th, 1939, Al was raised in Trumansburg, New York on a rural homestead with his older brother, Kimball. He attended Clarkson College in Potsdam, New York and graduated in 1960 with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Industrial Engineering. In addition to multiple academic honors, Al was active in student programs, including president of Pi Tau Sigma, a National Mechanical Engineering Honorary Fraternity; vice president of Theta Xi; a member of Pi Delta Epsilon; Editor in Chief of the Clarksonian; and a member of the college glee club.

Al joined the U.S. Air Force as an officer shortly after graduation and was assigned to Hill AFB in Utah. He was selected to attend Texas Tech University, earning a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering in 1966. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1982. He relocated to Sacramento, CA to work for Aerojet, an aerospace rocket and space propulsion company. After holding various lead positions during his 20-year career in Quality Assurance, he retired in 2001.

Al and Barb enjoyed golf, bridge, entertaining friends, travel, and family; he was an avid reader, puzzler, tinkerer, problem solver, and genealogist. He was a faithful servant to God and an active volunteer at Oak Hills Church and currently at Pathway Fellowship.

Preceded in death by his mother, father, and brother, Al is survived by his loving wife Barbara; her three daughters, Vicki Lane (Kep), Judy Chapel (Jim), and Sonja Gilchrist (Jeff); his two daughters Tessa Ford (Robert) and Becky Majewski (Lee); eighteen grand- children and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is being held on Sunday, February 9th, 4:30 p.m., at Northridge Country Club, 7600 Madison Avenue, Fair Oaks, CA. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established with Pathway Fellowship Church. Please contact Leanne Carroll at 916-988-2390 for more information.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Feb. 7, 2014
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