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Howard Davis

March 19, 1918July 7, 2019

Howard Davis was born on March 19, 1918 and passed away on July 7, 2019.

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Matthew Schwach

July 12, 2019

I also worked with Howard at NW Ayer (although not as fortunate as Meg and Terry to work directly with him). He took time for people no matter their rank and while he was an ad guy through and through he was a "Good Man", not a "Mad Man".

Jack Rayher

July 12, 2019

I knew Howard from NW AyerAdvertising Agency while I worked there in the 1980's. He was a real gentleman and respected by everyone at the agency. He touched my life long before I met him as I was a big fan of the Howdy Doody show at around age 5 to 8.

Meg Wolf

July 11, 2019

I adored Howard Davis. I had the privilege of working with him and he was the funniest, nicest, most charming man ever. It was at N W Ayer that I met Howard. He recommended books; taught me about advertising; led quite an adventurous life. In addition to directing, and at times writing, The Howdy Doody Show, he was responsible for the wonderful "Reach Out and Touch Someone" AT&T ads (among others) at Ayer. Along with another member of his team, the terrific Brad Lynch, we explored Mr. Ayer's family, the Ayer building on West Washington Square, and more during a day in Philadelphia. Howard was a treasure, still is. He is alive in my memory and always will be...look out Heaven. You're in for a wonderful time,

Terence Wynne

July 10, 2019

Howard was a close friend and colleague at NW Ayer. He oversaw the corporate communications department back in the 1980s. It was my first job in NYC and I didn't know a soul. I don't think I would have survived if I hadn't had a boss like Howard, who was a gentleman with graceful manners and a good nature. He recommended books to me and made life a little more fun than was usual for the tough world of advertising. I remember he took me to Flushing Meadow for the US Open and I helped him start "Emeritus," and alumni magazine for NW Ayer. Loved him very much and I wasn't alone. I will always treasure his friendship and the good conversations we had. God bless his soul.