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John C. Davies

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On March 30, 2015 @ 5:32 pm In Obituaries | 3 Comments

John C. Davies, a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015. He was 85.

John was the son of the late E. John and Dorothy A. Davies, of Philadelphia, Pa. He raised his family in Bryn Mawr, PA, and retired to Willow Valley Communities in 1995.

John is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years, Esther M. (Dengler) Davies (Lancaster), two sons: John C. Davies II (Lee Ann), Willow Street, and Scott R. Davies (Laura), Allentown, and grandchildren: Kaitlin, Grace, Alyssa, Andrew, and Aaron.  He was predeceased  by a son, Keith A. Davies.

He graduated from Northeast High School, Philadelphia, in 1947, completed a B.S. in Wood Utilization and M.S. in Forestry at Penn State University. He served two years active duty in the U.S.Air Force and retired as a Captain from the Reserve. John began his career with Roddis Plywood Corp. He later joined the Mell Lumber Company, which, in time, he purchased and renamed the Mell-Davies Lumber Co., Inc.

John was a member of Grandview United Methodist Church, Lancaster. Throughout his life, he was active in his church, especially Ardmore United Methodist.  He also volunteered with the Suburban YMCA, Ardmore, and the Boy Scouts of America. He served 22 years on the Board of Trustees at Methodist Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.

John was an avid woodworker and also enjoyed the violin and travel.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend a  memorial service at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 11, 2015, in the Orr Auditorium of Willow Valley Manor, 211 Willow Valley Square, Lancaster PA. The family will greet friends immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s name to the Willow Valley Team Member Education Fund, 100 Willow Valley Lakes Drive, Willow Street, PA 17584, or Caring Hospice Services of Central Pennsylvania, 101 Good Drive, 1st Floor, Lancaster, PA 17603.


Condolences for the family of “John C. Davies”

Condolence from Howard Fryburg on April 2nd, 2015 2:41 pm

Sorry to read of the passing of you father.He was always a good man to work with and always willing to share his knowledge with others.May God comfort all of you in your time of grieving. Howard Fryburg (from Paradise Custom Kitchens and Premier Custom-Built

Condolence from AURIA VAFIAS on April 3rd, 2015 7:57 pm

My most sincere condulences to Mrs Esther Davies and the Davies children. May you find comfort in such a hard time. It was a pleasure helping to take of Mr. Davies.

Condolence from Donna and Lewis Gould on April 10th, 2015 9:40 am

Dear Esther,
Lew and I read in the Main Line Times that John passed away. We will be unable to attend his memorial service on Saturday, April 11, but our thoughts will be with you and your family in deepest sympathy.

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