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Gilbert S. Davis, 87, died at home in Holden, MA on February 12, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.
Gil was born in Worcester, MA, son of Warren G. and Anna (Sears) Davis.
He was educated in Worcester schools, Deerfield Academy, Class of 1942, and
Yale University, Class of 1945W.
During World War II Gil served with the 5th Armored Division in the European Theatre of Operations. He joined the family companies, Davis Press, Inc. and
Davis Publications, Inc., in 1947, and was employed as Treasurer until retirement in 2005.
Gil was a long term Trustee and Director of WCIS and Bank Worcester, and involved in local charities. His second home in Chatham, MA was an important part of his life for nearly sixty years. His motorboat, the Oyster Cracker, was a great source of pleasure for Gil and his family.
He was a member of the Worcester Club, a former member of the Tatnuck Country Club in Worcester, MA, and The Eastward Ho Country Club in Chatham, MA. He remained an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan up to the time of his death, even hosting a Super Bowl party on February 5. His family and friends always enjoyed his quiet but robust sense of humor.
He was predeceased by his wife, Jean (Bailey) Davis, in 2005. He is survived by his son P. Jeffrey Davis of Palm Springs, CA; his daughter Erika Davis Wade of Worcester and her husband Wyatt Wade; and two grandchildren, Alison Wade of Brooklyn, NY, and Julian Wade of Brighton, MA. He leaves his brother, Ronald S. Davis, and niece, Elaine Reid, both of Shrewsbury MA; and his nephew, Mark Davis, of Waterbury Center, VT.
Gilbert S. Davis Class of 1942