Richard E. Davis

October 6, 1942 - August 23, 2019
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Richard E. Davis, 76, of Sinking Spring, passed away peacefully August 23, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born on October 6, 1942 in Honesdale, PA, he was a son of the late Robert E. & Alma (Appel) Davis.  He was the loving husband of 46 years to Kathleen F (Aufferman) Davis who survives him.

Richard was a graduate of Honesdale High School, class of 61 and a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Richard was a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper stationed out of Troop L and retired in 1993 after 25 years of service. He then went on to work for the Berks County Public Defender’s Office as an Investigator for 13 years before retiring from there.

Richard loved his family and friends, his jobs, was a car enthusiast, avid Philadelphia Eagles fan, anything Elvis, and a collector of many things. He enjoyed working hard and  was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need . Richard was also a member of New Life Church of Shillington, Clover Park Club and the Fraternal Order of Police.

In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by a son, Brian K. Davis; a daughter, Cristie K. Remp wife of Cory J. & five grandchildren: Gabriella, Samuel, Gavin, Gracyn, & Ransom. He was predeceased by his brother, Ralph E. Davis, Sr.

Viewings will be held Wednesday, August 28th from 6 to 8 p.m. & Thursday, August 29th from 10 to 11 a.m. with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at Klee Funeral Home, 1 E Lancaster Ave, Shillington, PA 19607. Interment will follow with Military Honors at Pleasant View Cemetery, Sinking Spring. Memorial contributions can be made to the Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro PA  19508. www.kleefuneralhome.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

Address:

One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

Address:

One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

Address:

One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019

Pleasant View Cemetery

Address:

650 Fritztown Road, Sinking Spring, PE, 19608

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Military Honors


Donation Information

Animal Rescue League

58 Kennel Road
Birdsboro, PA 19508

 

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Born: October 6, 1942
Died: August 23, 2019

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Jonathan K. Del Collo posted on 8/29/19

I was very saddened to read of Rich's passing. He was a great guy around the Courthouse and always had a warm smile, kind word and great stories to tell! A poster of President Reagan he generously gave me before his retirement proudly hangs in my office. He will be missed! With Sympathy, Jonathan K. Del Collo Prothonotary of Berks County

 

John F. Lesher posted on 8/28/19

To the family of Richard Davis, So sorry to learn about the passing of Richard. I may have met him socially once or twice at a gathering place in Leesport. He was a credit to his Country and the Pennsylvania State Police. John Lesher P.S.P. retired

 

Philip C. Melley posted on 8/26/19

The sincere condolences of the officers and members of the Trooper Philip Melley Memorial Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police are hereby respectfully forwarded upon the recent passing and loss of our Lifetime Member and Former Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Richard Davis

 

Jack Decker posted on 8/26/19

My condolences to Richies family. Richie was a good friend to me. We rode many mid nighters together. I always respected his work ethic. One of my fondest memories was Richie always came to work in a suit and then would change into his uniform After work the uniform came off and the suit back on to return.home. It is a sad time but Gods plan for Richie is complete. R.I.P. Brother.

 

Jodi S. posted on 8/26/19

My deepest condolences to Richards' family and friends. His smile always made the jail hallways look brighter. Looked forward to running into him on my breaks at the jail to listen to his stories and words of wisdom in life in general. What an amazing stand up man, he will be missed.

 

Dennis Dougherty posted on 8/25/19

Richie will be missed by so many people. I include myself in that. Richie always treated everyone the way people should, with respect, kindness and friendliness. YOU will be missed. RIP my FRIEND

 

Terri Straka posted on 8/25/19

What I remember most about Richie is his never ending smile. I don’t think I ever saw him in a bad mood. I got to know him on smoke breaks outside the courthouse. Later, I had the pleasure to work with him for a few years. He was a great guy and will undoubtedly be sorely missed. My condolences to his family. R. I. P. Richie

 

Dave Franke posted on 8/25/19

Richie, Rest in Peace Brother... Always enjoyed your conversation and seeing you over the years! You always had time for others... and always had a joke... I am sure Heaven has gained an angel... condolences to your family and friends.. may you all know the respect that Richie garnered from his friends, and that his life most certainly had value, borne only by his sincerity in helping others, and loving you all!

 

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