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THOMAS S. DAVIS January 30, 1933 - October 17, 2021

THOMAS S DAVIS
October 17, 2021

Thomas Samuel Davis, 88, of Beaumont, PA, passed away on Sunday, October 17th, 2021, after a brief illness.

Born January 30th, 1933 at Homeopathic Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was the son of the late Samuel R. and Amelia H. Davis.

Instilled with a lifelong thirst for knowledge, Tom was a graduate of Beaumont High School, a 1955 graduate of Bloomsburg State Teacher’s College, and he earned a Master of Sciences degree from the University of Scranton in 1962. In the summers during college, Tom worked as a merchant mariner on the Great Lakes, joined the U.S. Naval Reserves after graduation, and transferred to active duty in the U.S. Navy, where he was a member of the first crew of the U.S.S. Ponchatoula/AO-148.

Tom was a teacher for 25 years, educating high school students in Milton, DE; Ringtown, PA; Owego, NY; and Addison, NY until his retirement in 1988. He went on to another long career with the State of Pennsylvania, working for D.E.R. and D.E.P. as a State Park Ranger, a Wastewater Treatment Specialist, and a Public Water Inspector.

In addition to being a teacher, arboriculturist, farmer, and all-around naturalist, he was an avid hunter and target shooter. He collected many different firearms, hand-loaded his own ammunition, and enjoyed discussing riflery and ballistics in great length. He also loved traveling with his wife Susan to research genealogy and to attend reunions with alumni, shipmates, or family, or just to enjoy a scenic drive.

Tom was also very active in his community as a member of the Beaumont Union Gospel Church, Gideons International, Kunkle Fire Company, and The American Legion Post 457.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his twin brother, Charles H. Davis.

He is survived and will be greatly missed by: his loving wife of 56 years, Susan (Hadsall); a daughter, Ellen Morehouse (Loren) of Everett, WA; sons David Davis of Westfield, PA, and Ethan Davis (Kristy) of Nuangola, PA; grandchildren Lucas Morehouse of Bothell, WA, and Stitch Morehouse of Everett, WA; a sister Priscilla Perry (William) of Orange, PA; a brother George “Billy” Davis of Indianapolis, IN; as well as many beloved nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws, and friends.

Funeral service will be held Friday October 22, 2021at 11am in the Nulton Kopcza Funeral Home 5749 SR 309, Beaumont, Monroe Twp. with the rev. Dominick Petillo of the Beaumont Union Gospel Church officiating.

Interment will be in the Beaumont Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday 5-8PM in the funeral home

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kunkle Fire Department 3943 SR 309 Highway, Dallas, Pa 18612 or the Beaumont Union Gospel Church 5644 SR 309 Monroe Twp., Pa

For more information or to send condolences please visit us at www.MetcalfeShaver.com

Funeral service will be held Friday October 22, 2021 at 11am in the Nulton Kopcza Funeral Home 5749 SR 309, Beaumont, Monroe Twp. with the rev. Dominick Petillo of the Beaumont Union Gospel Church officiating.

Interment will be in the Beaumont Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday 5-8PM in the funeral home

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