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The Life of Robert E Davis

ROBERT EDWARD DAVIS STRUTHERS – Robert Edward Davis, 93, passed on to his home in heaven on July 23, 2016. Mr. Davis was born June 29, 1923, in Youngstown, a son of David and Marion Camp Davis. He spent his childhood on Youngstown’s south side, graduating from South High School in 1942.
Upon graduating, he began a 43-year career with Youngstown Sheet and Tube, where he started as an apprentice machinist and retired in 1985 as a general supervisor of many departments. Robert served our country as a staff sergeant 414th Armored Field Artillery Battalion 20th Armored Division, serving in Europe under Gen. George Patton from 1943 to 1946. He was an avid golfer and was a member of Fonderlac and Seven Oaks. Most recently, he was one of the founding members of Salem Hills and was past president for several years.
He is survived by his wife, the former Betty J. DeLauter, whom he married on Sept. 5, 1944; four children, Sandra (Bill) Stanley of Struthers, William (Denise) Davis of Poland, Robert (Carol) Davis of Texas, and Mark Davis of Struthers; 11 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, Robert was preceded in death by one son, James Davis; and one sister, Jean Comerford. Services will be held at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring St. in Struthers on Wednesday at 1 p.m., with Pastor Jere Beulah officiating. Friends and family will be received prior to service from noon to 12:45 p.m. The family would like donations to be made to the Rescue Mission, 962 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Youngstown, OH 44501

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