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Alan "Red" DavisAlan "Red" Davis, 65, of South Bend Township, PA, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on Sept. 22, 1953, in Kittanning, PA, to Phillis B. (Wells) and Wendell B. Davis, Sr.
Red was a 1971 graduate of Elderton High School and Lenape Technical School. He worked many years as a maintenance supervisor at R&P Coal Company and later for Consol. After the closing of the local mines, he went for HVAC training and worked for five years with DQE in Conemaugh as their maintenance supervisor. Red then bought his own coal truck and hauled for local companies.
Red could fix virtually anything. He enjoyed rebuilding old motorcycles, especially Harley-Davidsons and restoring his 1940 Ford truck. He loved music and playing the guitar. When Red was determined to learn to fly; he first purchased his plane and then earned his pilot's license. He will be lovingly remembered for his sense of adventure. Red, may you "Fly High and Ride Free."
His memory will be cherished by his wife, Linda Davis; two daughters, Shonda Davis-Howes and husband, Todd of Chesapeake, VA and Kerri Davis of Tarentum; grandsons, Jason "Jake" Barker and Jeffrey Wolfe; and two sisters, Suzie Davis of Ford City and Mary Ann Broad of Evans City.
Red is also survived by members of his wife's family, most importantly his sister-in-law, Janet who helped care for him over the past year. Brothers-in-law, Thomas Peters, Terry Peters and wife, Debbie, Joe Peters and wife, Julie, and Jeff Peters; sisters-in-law, Janet Seigfried and husband, Bruce, and Pat Hoffman and husband, Ken; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Wendell "Bryan" Davis, Jr.
At Red's request, there will be no services.
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