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Robert J. Davis
November 6, 1936 ~ April 17, 2015 (age 78)

GLENFIELD – Robert J. Davis, 78, of Blue Street, Glenfield, died on Friday afternoon, April 17, 2015, at the Lewis County General Hospital.

Robert was born on November 6, 1936, in Lyons Falls, New York, to the late James and Korilla VanAlstine Davis.  In 1956, he graduated from General Martin High School in Glenfield.  While still in high school, he joined the Army Reserves, serving from 1957 until honorable discharge in 1959.  He, also, did farm work while in school and worked for Elwin Rowell in Glenfield before accepting a position with Hall’s Ski Lift at Burdick’s Crossing.  Moreover, Mr. Davis continued to work for that company after they moved to Watertown in the early 1960s.  He retired from American Tramways of Watertown in 2002.

As a young adult, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and wood carving.  In his youth, he joined the boy scouts.  Mr. Davis enjoyed embroidery as well as flower and vegetable gardening.

He is survived by two brothers, David Davis, of Boonville; and Clarence, and his wife, Jean Davis, of Glenfield; two sisters, Inez Briggs, of Sandy Creek, and Gladys Howard, of Port Leyden; a sister-in-law, Joan Davis, of Lowville; and a special cousin, Carol Norris; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He is predeceased by two sisters, Alma Davis, who died at age 15, and Laura Korilla Davis, who died in infancy; four brothers and their wives, Ray and Evelyn, Herbert and Alma, Leonard and Inez, and Lansing Davis; and a sister-in-law, Chris Davis.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville, with Rev. Roger Croat officiating assisted by Rev. Bruce W. Chapman.  Calling hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, before the services at the funeral home.  Burial with Military Honors will take place in the Turin Cemetery.  A luncheon at the Lowville VFW will immediately follow the burial.  Any food donations may be taken to the Lowville VFW on Tuesday morning after 10:00 a.m.  Contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to the Glenfield United Methodist Church, Widmeyer Street, Glenfield, New York 13343; or to the 3-G Fire Department, P.O. Box 112, Glenfield, New York 13343.

Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville, New York, 2020.

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