Kenneth G. Davis

Kenneth G. Davis

December 25, 2013


Kenneth G. Davis, West Scranton and Lake Sheridan, passed away Wednesday evening at home after an illness.  His wife is the former Dorothy Brown.  The couple had been married 64years.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Palmer and Elizabeth Clark Davis.   He attended West Scranton High School and was a member of the Jackson St. Baptist Church, West Scranton.   Prior to his retirement he had been employed by the Scranton City Fire Department for 18 years, retiring in 1982.  Ken was a life member of the Fleetville Volunteer Fire Company, he was a former assistant scout master with Troop 30 Trinity Congregational United Church of Christ, the Firemens Union as well as a former member of the Welsh Society.

The family would like to thank Drs. Montella and Getz and the nurses of Celtic Hospice and the Moses Taylor Home Health Care for the care they showed to Ken.

Surviving are daughters Linda West and her husband Thomas of Scranton and Barbara Kalaus and her husband Neil of Factoryville;  sons Kenneth, Jr. and his wife Maureen and Richard and his wife Carol all of Factoryville, David and his wife Mary Beth of Throop and James and his wife Donna of Scranton;  a sister Edith Davis of Scranton; a brother Ronald and his wife Lois of Scranton; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister Dorothy Peller; brothers Robert Earl and Elmer.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10am in the Vanston & James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton with services by Rev. Arthur Davis.

Friends may call Sunday from 2-6pm.

Interment, Chase Cemetery, Fleetville.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made to the Celtic Hospice and Home Health 100 Williams St. Dunmore, Pa. 18509 or to the Jackson St. Baptist Church 1204 Jackson St. Scranton, Pa. 18504.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vanston and James Funeral Home under the care and direction of Robert C. Jones, Funeral Director. 


  1. Gary and Michelle Venosh

    Dave, Marybeth and family….So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Martha English

    Kenny, we will miss you. You have been a wonderful friend and neighbor for many years. You and Dorothy taught your children to be loving caring people. You taught by example. To the family I can only say that I send all of my love and sympathies. I will be home soon, and I will be there with you for whatever I can do or be for you. Love, Martha

  3. Cherith & Gene Romanini

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will be keeping the family in our prayers.
    Cherith & Gene

  4. Pat & Mike Gravlin


    We’re so sorry for the loss of your Dad. We’ll keep him and you in our prayers and thoughts. Love
    Pat & Mike Gravlin

  5. Mary Ryan Miller, Patricia Ryan Pierotti, Janet Ryan Chaffee

    Dorothy and family, we were so sorry to read of Kenny’s passing. We have many fond memories of when we were next door neighbors and will always be grateful for the kindness and help you and Kenny gave to our mother. He was a wonderful man and will surely be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Dennis and Connie Fanning

    Linda and Tom we are sorry for the loss of your dad and will keep him and your family in our prayers

  7. Renee Sweeney Arledge

    We are so sorry for your loss. Kenny was so much fun at Lake Sheridan. My family and I will cherish the lake memories for ever.

  8. Mr.&Mrs.Bruce Burke &Family

    We are so sorry for your loss you and your family are in our prayers. God Bless.

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