Chris Davis,64, of West Scranton, passed away peacefully on Saturday surrounded by his devoted wife and two sons, who never left his side. He is survived by his first and only love and best friend of 49 years, Barbara (Kearney) Davis.
Born in Scranton, son of the late James and Dorothy (Schultz) Davis, Chris was a graduate of West Scranton High School, class of 1975. For the past decade, Chris was employed at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
Chris was known by his friends and family for his humble, quiet compassion and creative craftsmanship. Chris touched the lives of many and left his physical imprint in the homes of many relatives and friends. The forever handyman, Chris was there to fix, create, paint, build and fix again, without expecting anything in return. Chris enjoyed sharing his joys of life with his boys- fishing, gardening, cooking, frame-making, history, and especially family storytelling. Chris exemplified life based on one of his favorite Avett Brothers songs, “…always remember there was nothing worth sharing, like the love that let us share our name…”
Above all, Chris found most joy and happiness in the presence of his two grandsons. Watching Paulie and Patrick play baseball, teaching them how to fish, and hosting the most eventful sleepovers, “Pop” loved every minute spent with his boys. Paulie and Patrick meant the world to Pop, just as much as Pop meant the world to Paulie and Patrick.
Chris is also survived by his devoted children, Chris Davis and wife, Maggie, Clarks Green, Jason Davis, Philadelphia; two grandsons, the light of his life, Paulie and Patrick; two siblings, Cindy Petrucci and husband, Pete, Scranton, James Davis and wife, Jacquie, California; sister-in-law Cheryl Kearney and husband, Don, Scranton; brother-in-law, Edward Kearney and wife, Sharon, Taylor; along with multiple adoring nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Davis.
The Davis family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Martin Hyzinski, nurse Judy McDonough, and the wonderful and dedicated nursing staff at Allied Services Hospice Center.
In lieu of a traditional funeral, the Davis family will hold a celebration of life that will be announced in the days to come.
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