Thomas J. Davis
April 19, 1941 – August 15, 2019
With sadness, we announce the passing of Thomas J. Davis, on Au-gust 15th, 2019. Tom, a long-time resident of Norwich, NY was born on April 19,1941, in Kingston, Pa. He was the son of Thomas G. and Margaret L. Davis. Tom attended Kingston schools and grad-uated in 1959. He then graduated from Bloomsburg State Teachers College (now Bloomsburg University) with a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education. He took a job in the Norwich City School District, teaching 5th grade at Perry Browne Elementary School. For those in the know, he became one of “Regina’s Raid-ers.” He was The Elementary Science Coordinator for grades K-6, initially for both elementary buildings. Tom taught 5th grade for 32 years at Perry Browne, retiring in 1995 - he considered school his home away from home. He took great pride in his former students because they were “his kids.”
In 1969, he crossed paths with a young maiden from Oxford, whose name was Mary Whitmore. They were married on June 20, 1970 in the Episcopal Church in Oxford.
Tom is survived by his loving wife Mary, son T.J. Davis (Marieke), daughter Jennifer, and six grandchildren: Bailey Olds, Tanner Olds, Colin Olds, Owen Olds, Marielle Davis and Alet Davis. Also sur-viving is Chris Olds, father of Bailey, Tanner, Colin, and Owen; brother-in-law, Thomas Whitmore and wife Patricia, nieces, Cheryl Welch and Renee (Dan) Devine; cousins Jeffery Davis (Susan) and Gregory Davis (April) of Allentown, Pa.
During his retirement, Tom spent considerable time involved with activities at the Broad Street United Methodist Church including the Soup and Sandwich program. For many years, he served as the Head Usher at church where his gregarious nature and congenial touch provided joy for all. He also was involved in the development of the Northeast Classic Car Museum of Norwich and revelled in guiding
groups through educational tours there. Tom loved flying kites at Myrtle Beach and trips to Turning Stone Casino. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed.
A service of remembrance will be held at the Broad Street United Methodist Church on Wednesday, August 21, at Noon. The Rev. Rachel Morse, Pastor, will officiate. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 10 am until the time of the service at noon. Arrangements are being handled by the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home.
- Visitation Wednesday, August 21, 2019
- Memorial Service Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Thomas J. Davis
September 15, 2019
I am saddened to see this, Tom was a great man and taught me so much! I was a student of his and later in life we became friends and we always spoke when we would meet. RIP sir
August 21, 2019
It was a great Service today for Tom. It gave a short history of a great individual. Tears and laughter. When the Minister starts to cry, you know Tom was loved. We will miss him. Wish we could hug him one more time. Joe Barycki
Lois & James Ives
August 19, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Davis family at this difficult time. Tom was a great guy and he and Mary were once next door neighbors in Norwich. Tom had the most organized work shop I have ever seen. That was who he was. If there is anything we can do, do not hesitate. Tom will certainly be missed.
August 18, 2019
So very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Growing up across the street from the Davis family, it is known that Tom had the most contagious laugh- probably heard for blocks around. And the best part? I heard that laugh all of the time.
August 17, 2019
Tom and Mary attended our wedding in 1970 and our daughters wedding in 2006. We enjoyed their company whenever we saw them. We will miss Tom. God Bless him and Mary and their Family. Joe and Carolyn Barycki
August 17, 2019
I loved Mr. Davis . Was a great teacher. And as i have grown older a good friend. Always could make me laugh. He will be missed by all.