OBITUARY

Donald John Davies DDS

December 5, 1929June 6, 2021

Donald John Davies, D.D.S. passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 6, 2021 in the arms of his beloved wife of 70 years, Cora. Don was born on Dec. 5, 1929 in Mt. Clemens, MI to the late Reginald and Donna Hollum Davies and in 1942 moved to Birmingham MI where he graduated from Baldwin High School 1946. He went on to study at the University of Michigan graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1950 and from Dental School in 1954.

Don met the love of his life in 1948 at U of M and on April 14, 1951 Don married Cora Louise Mack, who survives Don along with their five children, Susan (Tim Broderick), Donald, Karen, Geoffrey and Janet Sze (Michael); 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren as well as his sister Barbara Maynard (Bruce) and many nieces and nephews. His brother Charles Davies preceded him in death.

Following graduation from Dental School, Don served in the U.S. Army Dental Corp, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia as First Lieutenant and was promoted to Captain. After his tour of duty, he moved to Plymouth, Michigan in 1956 where he practiced dentistry for 40 years. He was a member of The Washtenaw Dental Society, Michigan Dental Association and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.

Don was a kind and generous person with a quick wit who was always a gentleman. He loved golf, did the daily crossword puzzles in ink, played Bridge, tennis, and was a voracious reader. A deeply spiritual person, he was very active at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Plymouth, Michigan and at St. John XXIII Catholic Church in Ft. Myers, Florida.

The Celebration of Donald’s life will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at St. John XXIII Catholic Church with Visitation beginning at 10:00 am and the Funeral Mass at 11:00 am. The family requests memorial donations be made to: St. John XXIII Catholic Church “Poor Box”, 13060 Palomino Lane, Ft. Myers, FL 33912; Or to the Solanus Casey Center, Attn: Fr. David Preuss, Director, 1780 Mount Elliott Street, Detroit, MI 48207.

Services

22 June

Celebration of Life Gathering

10:00 am - 11:00 am

St John XXIII Catholic Church

13060 Palomino Ln
Fort Myers, Florida 33912

22 June

Funeral Mass

11:00 am

St John XXIII Catholic Church

13060 Palomino Ln
Fort Myers, Florida 33912

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Br Nick Blattner Ofm Capuchin

June 15, 2021

On behalf of the Capuchin brothers I offer my deepest sympathies on the passing of Donald. It is truly humbling to receive memorial donations in honor of Donald's life. Please be assured of the brother's prayers for the entire Davies family during this great time of grief. May perpetual light shine upon Donald.

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