Robert T. "Poncho" Davis, 89, a longtime resident of Madison Twp., died Sunday evening in Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton, where he was a resident. His wife, Betty Moore Davis, died Jan. 3, 2006. The couple was married 55 years.
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Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Robert Alison and Lillian MG Worthington Davis. Leaving Moscow High School early he joined the Army Air Corps and served as a radar operator during World War II. Upon his return home, he worked for Conrail as a repairman until his retirement in 1984.
Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. Know as "Kan Man" he collected aluminum cans through out the area for recycling. He was a member of the VFW Post 5207, Daleville.
Robert's family would like to thank the staff of Gino Merli Veterans Center and Dr. Michael Gilhooley for the outstanding care and compassion shown to him the past two years. And a special thanks to his niece, Beverly Treuthardt.
Surviving are a daughter, Sharon DeLucy, Madison Twp.; sisters, Ethel Pinnock, Scott Twp.; and Sally Dushko, Old Forge; grandchildren, SSgt. Michael DeLucy, stationed in Lakenheath, England, with the Air Force; and Kelly DeLucy Aristes.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Davis.
The funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 3 First St., Spring Brook Twp. Entombment will military honors to follow in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Twp.
Friends may call Friday from 1 to 3 and Saturday from noon to 1 in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411 or to the Gino Merli Residence Welfare Fund, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.
For more information or to leave an online condolence, visit www.strauchfuneral homes.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 26, 2012