Everett D. Davis
September 15, 1933 - August 2, 2012
Everett D. “Abe” Davis, 78, passed away peacefully Thursday (Aug. 2, 2012) at Palliative Center for Caring in Rochester.
Mr. Davis was born on Sept. 15, 1933 in Andover to Leeman C. and Beatrice E. (Carson) Davis. He was a 1951 graduate of Andover Central School. He served in the U.S. Army with the 24th Infantry Division, 3rd Engineers in Korea from 1953-55. On April 7, 1956 in Blessed Sacrament Church rectory in Andover, he married his true love, Mary Anne Joyce, who survives.
"Abe” worked as a welder for Air Preheater in Wellsville for 35 years, until his retirement in 1995.
In addition to his wife of 56 years, Abe is survived by four daughters, Allison (Frank) Raykovitz, Marcy (Steve) Heckman and Mary (Jay) Straight, all of Andover and Cindy (Dan) Flurschutz of Wellsville; one son, Lee Thomas Davis (Don Bowie) of Arlington, Va.; one sister, Jean Davis of Webster; six grandchildren, Francis Raykovitz, Alyssa Raykovitz, Justin Heckman, Greg (Logan) Flurschutz, Kyle Flurschutz and Ian Flurschutz; one great grandson, Landon Flurschutz; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law, Clarence (Eileen) Davis and an infant granddaughter, Stacy Flurschutz.
Abe was an avid sportsman and fisherman. He was a member of the Andover American Legion, the Wellsville Lodge of Elks and the Andover Rod and Gun Club. But much more than these, Abe was an honest, kind and loving man who cherished his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a patriot and very proud of his country and hometown. His smile, wit and whistling will be forever missed.
Friends may call on Monday from 4-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover with Rev. Sean DiMaria as celebrant. Burial with full military honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Abe’s name may be made to Andover Fire Department or Andover Rescue Squad, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806 or Andover Free Library, 40 Main St., Andover, NY 14806.