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GEORGE DAVEY

DAVEY Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com George Davey, 76, beloved husband of 52 years to Frances and son of Andrew and Ann Davey passed away peacefully April 20, 2013. George was born in NYC and grew up in The Bronx. He graduated from Cardinal Hayes H.S. and St. Frances College in Brooklyn. He attained a basketball scholarship and in 1960 was named to the first team All Middle Eastern Conference. In 1961 he was honored as a Catholic College All-American. Later George earned his Masters in Criminology from Long Island University. After serving in the US Army with the 3rd Infantry Div. in Germany, George began an extensive career, as he would say, was a front row seat to the greatest show on earth. George joined the NYPD and was assigned to the Tactical Patrol Force, an elite group that patrolled only high crime areas. George then worked undercover in narcotics and organized crime. In 1971, he was promoted to Detective and assigned to the 9th Homicide Zone in The Bronx. After 10 years in Homicide, and 20 years on the force, enough was enough and he retired and moved his family to Ponte Vedra, FL. George also taught criminal justice; worked for the Drug Money Laundering Section of FL Dept. of Revenue; was Chief of Security for Sawgrass; and was a Sr. Investigator for Blue Cross Blue Shield. He volunteered for many years at the Sawgrass Players Club as the Dir. of Covenant Enforcement. He belonged to the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club where many good times were spent with friends on the golf course if you could get him to stop talking about his grandchildren. George is survived by his amazing wife Frances; children Chris, Lisa, Andrew, and Brendan; wonderful daughter-in-laws Judy, Alicia and Jennifer; special grandchildren Lockett, Garrett, Hunter, Beverly, Brianna, Ella, Paddock, Andy, and Adale; and twin brother Timothy, his wife Jane and many nieces and nephews. His older brother Andrew preceded him in death. A funeral mass to celebrate George s life will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea, 545 A1A N, Ponte Vedra, at 10:00 AM, May 3rd with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers please donate to Hospice of NE FL.

Published in the Florida Times-Union on Apr. 28, 2013
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