Rev. Arthur W. Davis
September 22, 2017
|Rev. Arthur W. Davis, 84, of Jefferson Twp., was called home by his Lord and Savior Friday morning. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Carol A. (Bambach) Davis, in 2005. Born April 10, 1933, in Scranton, he was the son of the late Hosie and Mildred (Evans) Davis.
Rev. Davis was a 1951 graduate of Scranton Technical High School and proudly served in the Army, serving with the 141st Tank Battalion in Hanau, Germany. Following his time in the military, Rev. Davis was employed as a book binder at Haddon Craftsman until he advanced his career to become a binder of the Scriptures when he was ordained in 1968. He was a graduate of the University of Scranton and Wesley Divinity College in Washington, D.C.
Rev. Davis served several churches in the United Methodist Conference including the First United Methodist Church in Jermyn, Maplewood/Cortez United Methodist Churches, Embury United Methodist Church in Scranton, Carbondale United Methodist Church, Warren Center United Methodist Church in Bradford County and Asbury/Providence United Methodist Churches of Scranton.
After his retirement in 2003, Rev. Davis was pastor at First Congregational Church in Taylor and was reassigned to the Asbury United Methodist Church in 2006. As of July 2017, he started his 50th year in the ministry.
Rev. Davis was a member of the Welsh Preservation Society of Lackawanna County and Acadia Lodge of Taylor. He was a longtime member of St. David’s Society and was recognized for his outstanding contribution and dedication to the preservation of Welsh heritage in Northeast Pennsylvania in 2015. He served many years as the toastmaster for the St. David’s Society’s banquets. Always known for his wit, he brought many smiles and laughter to that event.
Surviving are his children, Arthur K. Davis and wife, Deborah, of Throop; Nancy C. Guzzi and husband, Joseph, of Carbondale; grandchildren, Arthur K. Davis Jr. and wife, Krista; Karen Horvath and husband, Matthew; Joseph A. Guzzi and Paul S. Guzzi; great-grandchildren, Brayden, Matthew B., Abby and Michael; his sisters, Romaine Ray and Marion Bird; and his brother, Donald Davis; brother-in-law, Jack Bambach and wife, Dorothy; and sister-in-laws, Sally Bambach, Jan Davis and Barbara Bambach; several nieces, nephews and cousins and dear friends.
In addition to his wife, Rev. Davis was preceded in death by his son, Scott W. Davis; and his brothers, Robert “Bob” Davis and Willard Davis; and several sisters and brothers-in-law.
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Interment will be conducted privately at Sandy Banks Cemetery – Greenfield Twp., Pa.
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