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Jodi S. Davis

March 1, 1962August 18, 2018
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Anne’sJodi S. Davis of Blooming Grove, New York passed away on Saturday, August 18th, 2018. Family was everything to her. She was a beloved wife, Mom, daughter, sister, aunt, and a caring, compassionate friend to all. She was born in Tupper Lake, New York on March 1st, 1962. Jodi graduated from Highland High School and went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance and Elementary Education from SUNY College at Brockport and a Masters in Educational Psychology from Syracuse University. On July 21st, 1990 Jodi married the love of her life, Paul O. Davis, with whom she raised their three children, Pierce, Jyliann, and Preston. Jodi was a beloved guidance counselor not only to the students of Washingtonville High School, but to everyone who walked through her door. She was passionate about dance and theatre and shared her love for the arts with hundreds of students in the Masque and Mime Society over the past 26 years, as well as many other theatre groups along the way. Jodi carried this passion into the lives of her three children, as they all become performers in their own walks of life. She was a dedicated member of St. Episcopal Church in Washingtonville and was beloved in our community where she committed herself to serving, loving, and continually giving back. Jodi’s mantra was to Live, Laugh, and Love, and she would have wanted everyone to know that she went out dancin’. Jodi was predeceased by her mother, Jacqueline A. Becker. She was survived by her Father, Richard Becker Sr, her loving husband, Paul Davis, and her three beautiful children, Pierce, Jyliann, and Preston Davis, as well as her sister Joi Becker and her two children, her brother Richard Becker Jr, her sister Jami Rossman and husband Todd and their two children, and her brother Rory Becker and wife Bridget and their two children. Visitation will be on Friday August 24 form 4pm to 8pm at Grace Community Church, 2839 Route 94, Washingtonville. Funeral service will be Saturday August 25, 10:00 am at Grace Community Church in Washingtonville, NY. In Lieu of flowers, donations in Jodi’s memory can be made to Jodi S. Davis Performing Arts Scholarship at WCSD, Washingtonville High School, Att: Doreen Diemer, 54 West Main Street, Washingtonville, New York 10992.

  • DONATIONS

  • Jodi S. Davis Performing Arts Scholarship at WCSD Washingtonville High School Att: Doreen Diemer

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 24, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 25, 2018
REMEMBERING

Jodi S. Davis

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Tim Dodge

September 6, 2018

I knew Jodi in college at Brockport. We sang together in the folk group at the Newman Oratory, and she sang at my wedding. I am so sad to hear this news. She was supremely talented and a lovely person. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Todd Jennings

September 5, 2018

Jodi was the guidance counselor to both of my sons as the made their way along the path to graduation at Washingtonville High School. In that capacity, she showed genuine care and concern for the progress and welfare of each of them, and in my mind, extended herself beyond the boundaries of her job. She was a passionate advocate for our future generations, and I am so grateful that my children passed under her umbrella of influence on their way to future endeavors.

Barbara Bostock

August 28, 2018

Jodi was the director of a show my 3 young daughters were in years ago and loved! Life of the Forest I think it was... and she was an amazing guidance counselor to many of my foreign exchange students. She was such a positive influence for so many of my students. They loved Jodi and she did an amazing job at WHS performances. RIP Jodi ❤️ Sending love and prayers to her children and family. She will
Be missed ....🙏🏻

Brenda Koza

August 24, 2018

Jody was a strong, kind, creative and caring individual. She was strong and went through so much that I can only feel some relief that she is now with God. The Koza family is grateful for the tremendous impact that she had on all of us but most especially our children Elizabeth Koza and Christopher Koza. To say she will be missed is an understatement and we wish the family strength and healing while dealing with their sadness. Maybe memories soothe you all and give you peace. God bless all of you.

Mark yasika

August 24, 2018

I met Jody and Paul about 26 years ago. They were getting ready for their first baby, Pierce, and buying my house. I remember chatting with them as the sale progressed; they were both great to work with.

In those chats Jody mentioned that she was a HS Guidance Counselor. She talked about her role in ‘her kids’ lives and how she wanted them to know they were loved. She said it was very important they know someone is there for them. I remember thinking ‘What a sweet thought’.

Some 10+ years later my kids were in HS and had Jody as their counselor. I got to see first hand how she worked and helped ‘her kids’. During the time I shared my kids as one of Jody’s kids I began to know her ‘sweet thought’ was actually her approach to life. So often I hear about how God wants us to treat others, and demonstrate his will … Jody was a true embodiment of that and a model for the rest of us.

I sincerely hope her family finds some peace knowing what an impact Jody has had on so many lives. She was kind and loving. May God rest her soul and be with her family during this time of grief.

Mark Yasika

August 24, 2018

I met Jody and Paul about 26 years ago. They were getting ready for their first baby, Pierce, and buying my house. I remember chatting with them as the sale progressed; they were both great to work with.

In those chats Jody mentioned that she was a HS Guidance Counselor. She talked about her role in ‘her kids’ lives and how she wanted them to know they were loved. She said it was very important they know someone is there for them. I remember thinking ‘What a sweet thought’.

Some 10+ years later my kids were in HS and had Jody as their counselor. I got to see first hand how she worked and helped ‘her kids’. During the time I shared my kids as one of Jody’s kids I began to learn her ‘sweet thought’ was actually her approach to life. So often I hear about how God wants us to treat others, and demonstrate his will … Jody was a true embodiment of that and a model for the rest of us.

I sincerely hope her family finds some peace knowing what an impact Jody has had on so many lives. She was kind and loving. May God rest her soul and be with her family during this time of grief.


Stephen Bardin

August 24, 2018

Paul...
Words will never be able to express the sadness and disbelief I feel. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Jodi did such amazing things, she supported, encouraged and helped so many...students and adults alike. Not only was it an honor to know and work with her, but seeing Jodi perform was a gift. Unfortunately God only lent her to us for such a short time, she truly was a gift! Not only do I thank God, but I also thank you and your family for sharing Jodi with us. I would bet that she is already organizing a new show! GOD Keep you and your family in his care

Sean Lynch

August 23, 2018

One of the most amazing people I've ever gotten to know. Jodi wasn't just a guidance counselor; she was a mother-figure to her students, a dedicated director and a beautiful soul taken away from us way too soon. I will always cherish our conversations and lunches inside her office. Without Jodi, I would not have graduated high school, and I can only imagine the impact she's had on other students and adults alike.
May her husband and children recieve the support they need during this difficult time.

Matthew 5:4 — Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Christina Shand

August 23, 2018

Paul& the entire Davis family
I am so very sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family,asking God to give you comfort and peace.
Jodi was not my guidance counselor,but she was so dedicated to the students that she became one of my advisors and mentors during my Senior year in1992. She helped me through a difficult situation and helped me choose which college to attend. At the end of my college search,applications and acceptance process I was torn between schools. Through our many conversations she helped me come to a decision. It is hard to imagine how very different my adult life would be if I had chosen differently. I will forever be grateful for that.She was love and light to absolutely everyone,especially students and her family. I remember when Pierce was born,and how happy she was.
My most sincere condolences,
Christina Shand

Mary Falgiano

August 23, 2018

Dear Jodi, I share the loss of many Washingtoville familys.
You were my children's guidance councilor & in many wonderful plays & Canberra Nights. Thanks for the happy memories as a parent for
my family & me. Blessings to a beautiful lady heart & soul.💝