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Obituary - Harold R. (Buster) Davis

Harold R. (Buster) Davis

Date of Passing: June 1st, 2009

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In memory of Buster, Kindly consider St. Bernard's Church, Waterville.

Harold R. (Buster) Davis, 80, of Fruitland Park, FL and Waterville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 1, 2009, at the home of his daughter, Jean. He was born March 4, 1929, in Madison, the son of the late Ray and Gladys Lollman Davis. He was a graduate of Madison Central School and the Utica School of Commerce. On October 25, 1952, in St. Bernard''s Church, Waterville, he married Christine F. McCartney. She passed away on October 20, 2000. For 35 years, Mr. Davis was a bookkeeper with the H. J. Brandeles Corp. in Utica, retiring in 1991. Buster was an avid gardner who loved playing with his grandchildren when they were younger, holding his great grandchildren, spending time at the swimming pool in Florida, dancing with his wife, shuffleboard and walking. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and William Luley of Sauquoit and Jean and Harry (Bud) Dorr of Waterville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael E. and Kim Davis of Bixby, OK and Thomas E. Davis of Richmond, VA; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Aaron and Amy, Andrea and Steven, Steven and Michelle, Daniel, Janelle, Andrew, Christopher, Anja and Christian; five great grandchildren, Mallory, Steven, Ethan, Matthew and Alexander; and nieces and nephews. Buster was predeceased by three sisters, Thelma Swan, Flora Fuess and Linda Porter. The funeral will be Thursday evening (tonight) at 7 o''clock at the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville. Calling hours are tonight from 5-7, prior to the service. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in St. Bernard''s Cemetery, Waterville.

Condolences:

Dear Mike, So sorry to see you father passed away. My thoughts are with you and your family. Mary
Mary Carroll Ford

I'm so sorry to hear the news about the passing of your folks. Although it's been years since my sister Jo and I last saw them dancing at the Legion in Chadwicks, we all still remember them fondly from the good old days on Putnam Street and then Sanger Ave. We wish you comfort and peace at this sad time.
Patricia Rider Bermon

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Harold will be missed by all of us here at Lakeside Terrace. He was a great friend and will be missed at Bingo, Phase 10 and all the other activities here. We enjoyed chatting with him at coffee on Saturday mornings in the clubhouse. Will miss his smile and gentleness. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family.
Mike and Dee Walker

We remember Harold from the first time we moved into Lakeside Terrace. He was in the Swimming Pool everyday, played and handled the Shuffleboard Courts, wouldn't miss a Bingo Monday, Played Cards, and walked every day even up to the day he left he would walk. Though he may have slowed down just a little over the years, He always maintained a sunny disposition and an ever present smile and sense of humor. We ALL will miss him very much. Our Sympathy goes out to the family for their loss.
Pat & Wally Voelker

Lakeside Terrace has lost one of it's favorite people. Harold was a blessing to everyone. Our deepest sympathy to his family.
Kay and Dan Schoen

God gained an angel we lost a friend. He was a very nice, funny, giving, and a friend to all at Lakeside Terrace we will miss him
faye adams

As relatively new comers to Lakeside Terrace we certainly knew Harold he was very well liked and always attended all the social activities in the park. One of our first encounters with Harold was playing shuffle board we soon realized that he was a master at the game. We will miss very much. Our thoughts and sympathy goes out to his family at this time. Sincerely Lynne and Larry Seeley
Larry and Lynne Seeley

We will miss your Dad he never had an unkind word for anyone. Will miss playing phase 10 with him. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you all. Fred & Shirley Hassom
Fred & Shirley Hassom

Please accept our condolences on the passing of your Dad. He was a sweet and special man and so much a part of Lakeside Terrace. We still remember how beautifully he and Christine danced and we loved to watch them. They were so cute. No matter what went wrong, Harold kept "going" and we will especially miss him on his morning walks. He put us to shame. He will never be forgotten. Keeping all of you in our prayers. Nick and Judy Laqualia
Judy and Nick Laqualia

Harold was one of God's precious ambassadors. He always accompanied his wife Christine to Mass, while she was alive. He was a super good man. I will always remember Harold and Chris on the dance floor. Many times the whole crowd at the Clubhouse would stop and watch as they twirled around the dance floor. I have missed Christine since she passed away and will now miss Harold, as well. Since moving away from Lakeside Terrace I have kept up on information on the residents who made my time at Lakeside Terrace so memorable. My condolences to all the family. I will keep him in my prayers.
Lucile Hurley

Harold was one of God's precious ambassadors. He always accompanied his wife Christine to Mass, while she was alive. He was a super good man. I will always remember Harold and Chris on the dance floor. Many times the whole crowd at the Clubhouse would stop and watch as they twirled around the dance floor. I have missed Christine since she passed away and will now miss Harold, as well. Since moving away from Lakeside Terrace I have kept up on information on the residents who made my time at Lakeside Terrace so memorable. My condolences to all the family. I will keep him in my prayers.
Lucile Hurley

I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT HAROLD.HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND.I WILL MISS HIM.WE HAD A GREAT TIME PLAYING CARDS.MY CONDOLENCE'S TO ALL HIS FAMILY DOROTHY MARCOTTE
Dorothy Marcotte

It was such sad shocking news to hear of my friend, Harold's, death. Although he was not a big talker, when you sat and talked with him one on one, he had greats stories to tell, all fun and good. I don't believe he had a mean bone in his body. It is hard to describe how much he will be missed, for he was by far one of the favorites here One of the traditions here at Lakeside Terrace are the dinners we have each year on special holidays. We always give out door prizes (not always easy to work in the budget) My sister and I were in charge a couple of years ago and Harold approach us with a great big basket and offered it as a prize. It was our grand prize. At the dinner one of the couples had 2 granddaughters about 6 and 8 years old and so by magic, (or a little juggling of names,) they WON that basket. I can still see Harold's face and that big smile when he saw their joy. Needless to say he got extra hugs that day. I don't think any of us will ever forget it, and the fun and festivity it added to our day, too. God Bless, Annette
Annette Phillips

I was so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I know we have not been connected in the past but I do want you to know how much I always enjoyed him when I did see him. I am sure you must have a lot of good memories. Just wanted you to know I was thinkng of you and sorry I did not make the calling hours--I heard about this too late. "Buster" was always a special name as that was a nickname of my father at one time too. Carol (Carol Swan -former life & name!)
Carol Dewey

We will have fond memories of Harold as we room around the park. He was a bingo buddy and i will miss him a lot. He always had a smile on his face. Our prayers are with the family in your time of greif.
Don & Mary Ann Paquette

Harold will be greatly missed by so many people, here at Lakeside Terrace, in Florida. He was an inspiration to us all, with his never give up attitude and his friendliness to all. We will greatly miss seeing him, in his daily walks around the community and his attendance at Bingo, Cards, Sequence, plus the many functions in our clubhouse. Rest in Peace, you will not be forgotten,here at Lakeside Terrace.
Michele Lennon

Jean Sorry to hear about your Dad. We are thinking of you. Mary and Mark
Mark and Mary Belfield