John D. Davis
1928 - 2020
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John D. Davis

New Milford - John Donald Davis, Sr., 91, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, May 17, 2020. He was born July 23, 1928 to Robert and Roselyn (Crosson) Davis in Fernandina Beach, FL. On October 3, 1951 he married Consuelo Verdelle Pinado at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in the Bronx, NY.

John is survived by 11 of his 13 children, Joseph (Bernadene) Davis, John (Robert) Davis, Jr., Maria (Al) Green, Nafisa Sharriff, Consuelo Davis, Angela Davis, Michael Davis, Christopher Davis, Christina Davis, Mark Davis and Emilie Davis, many loving grand and great grandchildren, and his brother Edwin (Dorothy) Davis. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 36 years, Consuelo, their eldest daughter, Elizabeth Strother and infant son Anthony Davis.

John served as a corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War, and was a dedicated employee of the United States Postal Service for 40 years following the war. He was a key player on the GPO softball team for most of his years with the Postal Service. John was a faith-filled Catholic gentleman who loved family above all else and was known as "Papa John" by nearly everyone who met him. He also loved sports -- baseball, softball, and golf (which he played up until the end), and loved to cook for his extended family and friends.

A celebration of Papa John's life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to the John Davis, Sr. memorial fund: https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/GiftFunds/GiftFunds?px=6639146&pg=personal&fr_id=39300

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Published in The Record/Herald News from May 20 to May 21, 2020.
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3 entries
May 23, 2020
My condolences and prayers to the family. I worked with John in the Bronx General Post Office, during 1970 and treated everybody with the upmost respect, a gentleman he was. R.I.P.
Gloria Dawson
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May 23, 2020

I Have many fond memories of Big John (softball playing days) from working with him to our softball days. I had instant admiration and respect the moment I met him. He was easy going and had a flashy smile. The obituary states that he was a key player with the Bronx Softball team but that is incorrect. Big John WAS the team, from managing to being our power hitter. We had some good playing battles in the Bronx and many against the teams from Manhattan. We won most of them and Big John was always proud of us. I will always cherish my time and memories of him. To his family, please accept my deepest condolences. R.I.P. my friend.
Robert Lugo
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May 21, 2020
Now that you are gone, the Great Pyramid of Giza is officially the last Wonder of the World. Originally there were seven but you Sir, I dubbed The Eighth Wonder of the World! An extraordinary man! You will be sorely missed but i thank God for the memories so for now, Mr. Davis, I'll simply say Ashoobydooby.....until we meet again. To the family, may you be strengthened from on high. Love Audrey.
Audrey C. Jones
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