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James D. Davis


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James D.
Davis
James D. Davis, 92, of Lehighton, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, in the St. Luke's Hospital, Lehighton. He was the husband of the late Shirley A. (Gross) Davis, who passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015.
Prior to retiring, he was employed by Penn Fuel in Pennsylvania Gas Management. He previously worked for the former New Jersey Zinc Co., Palmerton, and the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, and was also employed in the plumbing and heating trade.
Born in Bowmanstown on Tuesday, May 18, 1926, he was a son of the late Harry and Viola (Remaley) Davis.
He served our country with the U.S. Navy during World War II, having attained the rank of 3rd Class Motor Machinist's Mate while serving on the USS Taconic during the European Theater of Operations.
He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Big Creek,and American Legion Post 314, Lehighton, and was a life member of the Nis Hollow Hunting Club.
He was an avid golfer and enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Surviving are a daughter Karen, wife of Earl Heiland of Lehighton; five stepchildren, Jeff Rubin, and his wife, Laura, and Adrian Rubin, both in Arizona, Sharlene, wife of Wayne Tharp of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Derrick Rubin, and his wife, Kim, and Brian Rubin, and his wife, Lisa, both of Lehighton; a sister, Ruth Beidleman of Lehighton; nine grandchildren, Kelly, Derrick, Brian, Alex, Amey, Ronny, Sarah, Melissa, Elizabeth, Shawn and A.J.; and nieces and nephews.
He was also predeceased by a daughter, Launa Frable; a sister, Mary Farber; and a brother, David Davis, and a grandson Justin.
Service: Private funeral service and interment at convenience of family. Arrangements by Ovsak Funeral Home, 190 S. Fourth St., Lehighton. Contributions in his name may be made to the of PA, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Online condolences can be offered at www.ovsakfh.com
Published in Times News on June 14, 2018
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