Lt. Col., Ret. Donald W. Davis July 16, 1944 - June 19, 2018
Lt. Col., Ret. Donald W. Davis, 73, of Fogelsville, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in the St. Luke’s Hospital Anderson Campus surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Constance “Connie” (Gartner) Davis, the light of his life. They would have been married for 44 years next week. Donald was born in Philadelphia, son of the late Edwin H. and Emily W. (Schaefer). He was a graduate of Lehigh University where he received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1966 and his MBA in 1973. Donald was the President and Owner of StorCon Systems from 1986 until the present. He was a Lieutenant Colonel Retired serving with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War specializing in military intelligence. Donald was a Past Commander of the Honorary First Defenders. He was a member of the U.C.C. Congregation of Ziegels Church where he served on consistory as a deacon and treasurer for many years. Donald served his community as a former Planning Commissioner and Supervisor of Weisenberg Township. He was a member of the Weisenberg/Lowhill Township Historical Society. Donald was a member of the Allentown West Rotary Club and Porter Lodge # 284 F. & A. M., Catasauqua. He loved to travel, especially to St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. He collected model O Gauge trains and was a member of the Train Collectors Association. Donald enjoyed coaching his son’s Little League baseball team and was an avid supporter of the Phillies, Eagles and his beloved Lehigh “Engineers”. Most importantly he treasured spending time with his family especially teasing and spoiling his granddaughters.
Survivors: Wife; son, Chad W. husband of Allison (Hill) Davis of Fogelsville; granddaughters, Hallie and Emory; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Ruth Mucha and Shirley Schaertel.
Services: 11:00 A.M. Monday in the Ziegels Union Church 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville. Viewing hours 5:00 – 7:30 P.M. Sunday in the Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. 274 North Krocks Road, Allentown and 9:00 – 10:45 A.M. Monday in the church. Interment will be in the Ziegels Union Church Cemetery with military honors. www.stephensfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Donald W. Davis to: the U.C.C. Congregation of Ziegels Church, Breinigsville, 18031 or in honor of “The Rivalry,” gifts in memory of Donald W. Davis can be made to Lehigh University and directed to the Lehigh Fund online at https://giving.lehigh.edu/ and designate for the Lehigh Fund or send a check payable to Lehigh University and designated for the Lehigh Fund to: Ms. Grace Kelleher, The Lehigh Fund, 306 S. New St., Suite 500, Bethlehem, PA 18015; or memorial donations can be made to Lafayette College and directed to the Lafayette College Annual Fund online at https://development.lafayette.edu/ or send a check payable to Lafayette College and designated for the Annual Fund to: Lafayette College, Box 3000, Easton, PA, 18042.
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