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Wm. Duane Davies

1940 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Wm. Duane Davies Obituary
Davies, Wm. Duane
1940 - 2017
Wm. Duane Davies, age 76, of Marengo, died Thursday afternoon, July 13, 2017 at OSU Medical Center in Columbus. He was born on October 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio, the son of the late Stephen Aloysius and Dorothy Marie (Luckhaupt) Davies. Duane was a graduate of Holy Family School and was a Lieutenant with of the Ohio National Guard, serving for 23 years. He started Davies Electric with Dean Grossholtz of Grove City incorporating in 1974, and now ran by his son Stephen. In 1962, he married Ruth Huntzinger at Holy Family Church. They recently celebrated 54 years together as husband and wife. Together, they took great pride in running both the Prairie Boys Athletic Association and the Highland Community Park for many years. They loved the children that played at these facilities. In fact, there are children, now grown, who still remember the work put in by Ruth and Duane that allowed them to play ball. He will be missed by his children and their spouses, Stephen and Cathy of Grove City, Mike and Julie of Powell, and Darlene and Eric Thacker of Marengo; nine grandchildren, Stephanie, Sean, Tarren, Heather, Daryian, Trent, Jaxson, Jordan, and Jaidyn; great grandson, Stephen; and siblings, Howard Davies of Florida and Rose Ann Holocher of Columbus. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Ruth on March 13, 2017 and siblings Paul Davies, Donna Flynn, and Rosemary Davies. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Holy Family Church, 584 West Broad Street, Columbus Ohio 43215. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Columbus. Friends may call on the family on Monday from 5-7 p.m. at the DeVORE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Memorial contributions may be made to Morrow County Rehabilitation, c/o Morrow County Hospital, 651 West Marion Street, Mount Gilead, OH 43338. The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Mr. Davies Family. Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 15, 2017
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