Sept. 25, 2012
Thomas G. Davies, 90, of Wesley Village, Pittston, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. The love of his life and wife of 68 years Harriet E. (Jones) Davies, passed away Dec. 5, 2011.
Mr. Davies was born Nov. 24, 1921, son of Thomas E. and Pearl (Griffith) Davies of Scranton. Mrs. Davies was born September 9, 1923, daughter of Williams E. and Helen (Howell) Jones of West Pittston.
They were preceded in death by their siblings, Palmer Davies, Mary (Davies) Hepplewhite, and Jeannette (Jones) Phethean.
Mr. And Mrs. Davies met as students at West Pittston High School on January 26, 1936, and married on November 12, 1943. They had three children.
They are preceded by daughter, the late Harriet J. (Davies) Shelton.
Surviving are sons, Thomas W. Davies of Plano, Texas, and John G. Davies of Aberdeen, Md. They are also survived by five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
During World War II, Mr. Davies served as a U.S. Army Air Corps Flight Instructor in heavy bombers and, during the Korean War, as an officer in the 109th Infantry Division.
In the early 1950s, Mr. Davies joined the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company as a personal lines sales representative in Wilkes-Barre, and his career took the family to Richmond, Va., Houston, Texas, and eventually Sudbury, Mass., in 1964. Mr. Davies retired in 1986, and he and his wife moved to Mashpee, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod.
In 2003, Mr. and Mrs. Davies returned to Luzerne County as residents of Brooks Estates in Pittston, lifelong members of the First United Methodist Church of West Pittston. Mr. Davies sang in the choir and once served as Sunday School superintendent.
A memorial service will be held for Mr. and Mrs. Davies at the First United Methodist Church, 408 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to are encouraged to donate in their name to the
. Donations also are gratefully accepted by Mrs. Nancy Heal, church secretary at First United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, West Pittston.