Norman Scott Davis of Arlington Heights A requiem eucharist will be held in honor of Norman Scott Davis, 69, at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at St. Simon's Episcopal Church, 717 Kirchoff Road, Arlington Heights. It will be followed by a lunch in the parish hall. Born July 19, 1937, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Norman Leo "Jack" and Dorothy Louise (nee Marsh) Davis, he died of a brain tumor on Monday, June 4, 2007, at home. Following graduation from the University of Iowa, he married his high school sweetheart, Winifred A. (nee Miller) Davis in 1960, and moved to Arlington Heights. Scott's business career was always in retailing, first with Marshall Field's, then with Sears where he worked for more than 20 years as a senior textile buyer, and finally he joined Whiting Manufacturing as vice president in charge of sales. Following his retirement, Scott became very active in volunteer work. Rotary, Heifer International, Arlington Heights Park District, Arlington Heights Historical Society and Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) were some of the organizations in which he participated. His main service was to his church, St. Simon's Episcopal. Over the years, he held various positions. Most recently, he directed the Lay Eucharistic Ministry. He and Wendy are members of the Circumnavigator's Club, where Scott was on the board. Scott is survived by his wife, Wendy; and three sons, Scott (Rose) of Des Moines, Iowa, Stuart (Julie) of Arlington Heights and Chris (Toni) of Arlington Heights. He was a wonderful grandfather and "Great Baloney" to Brandon, Allison and William of Des Moines, James, Anna and Rebekah of Arlington Heights,and Jack and Christopher Jr. of Arlington Heights. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his parents-in-law. Memorial contributions can be made to the Scott Davis Memorial Fund at St. Simon's Episcopal Church. Contributions will be used for church service projects. Arrangements were made by Oehler Funeral Home, Arlington Heights Chapel, 847-253-5423.
Published in Daily Herald from Jun. 6 to Jun. 7, 2007.