Marlene C. Davis, RN

Marlene C. Davis, RN

January 24, 2013


Marlene C. Davis, RN, Scranton, died Thursday evening in the Moses Taylor Hospital.  Her husband of  46  years is William C. Davis.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Walter, Jr.  and Mary Alice Barber Dagger.  She was a 1962 graduate of West Scranton High School and also a 1965 graduate of the Community Medical Center School of Nursing.  She was raised in the First Welsh Baptist Church of Scranton.  She was employed as a Registered Nurse at Community Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and for 25 years at Moses Taylor Hospital of Scranton before retiring in 2003. 

Marlene was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She especially enjoyed being with her grandchildren.  She was a humble and giving person.  She took great pride in her nursing career,  providing comfort to those in need, and touching many lives.   She loved vacationing with her husband in Florida.  Marlene was proud of her Welsh heritage and having been able to travel to Wales.

Also surviving are daughters Robyn Kathryn O’Brien and her husband James of Nicholson and Heidi Lynn Klapatch and her husband Bruce of S. Abington Twp.;  a son Christopher William Davis and his partner Camilo Aguirre of Scranton; a sister Kathy Nalevanko and her husband John of Moscow;  a brother Richard Dagger and his wife Cynthia of Scranton;  six grandchildren Jimmy, Matthew, Holly and Billy O’Brien; Samantha and Nicholas Klapatch; an aunt Mary Grace Barber of Scranton; several nieces and nephews; a grand niece, and two grand nephews; cousins.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11am in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton with services by Rev. Peter Fox of the Steamtown Church.

Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8pm and Tuesday morning from 10am until time of service.

Interment, Forest Hill Cemetery, Dunmore.

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Arrangements are under the care and direction of Robert C. Jones, Funeral Director.



  1. holly duff

    Robyn,Heidi and Chris, i’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother ,she was a wonderful person inside and out, i remember many fond memories of her , may she rest peacefully with the angels above, and may god help you all through this difficult time, your family is in my thoughts and prayers

  2. Pamela Ealo

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. God bless you.

  3. Gail Mcdonald

    Marlene was a wonderful person.I worked several years with her at Moses. May she rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this most difficult time.

  4. Les and Dale Smith

    Bill,We were saddened to hear of Marlene,s passing.She was a wonderful person and will be missed by all.We will never forget the loving tender care that she gave to Dale’s sister Lila Mae when she was a patient at Moses,and the great times we had at First Welsh.

  5. Lois Mostek Berry

    Marlene was “my big sister” @ CMC. I will never forget her kindness. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Richard H. Capozzi

    Dear Kathy, Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your sister. Im sorry that the weather and illness conspired to keep me from paying proper respect in person. I’ll continue to pray for your family at this difficult time. Love, Dick

  7. Carolee Green Vieira

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very very sad time.Marlene was a terrific lady and an excellent nurse.I will be forever grateful to her for the tender nursing care she gave to my Dad when he was terminally ill more than 30 years ago.Cherish your many wonderful memories!! Love,Carolee

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