Gerald J. Davis

Gerald J. Davis

January 20, 2014


Gerald J. Davis, West Scranton, died Monday afternoon in the Milton Hershey Medical Center after an illness.  His wife of 48 years is the former Lynn Thomas. 

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Harold “Bud” R. Sr. and Genevieve Jean Clark Davis.  He was a 1960 graduate of West Scranton High School and attended Wilkes University.  He was a member of the Embury United Methodist Church where he served as a Lay Leader, on the church’s administrative board and was active in it’s choir.  Jerry was also a member of Acacia Lodge 579 F and AM, the Keystone Consistory and the Knights of Pythias.  He served in the Pa. National Guard 109th Infantry.   He had been employed by Affiliated Foods as an advertising manager and prior to retirement in 2009 he had been employed by the Maid Rite Steak Company as an administrative assistant.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.   He was the best buddy of Muffy his cat.  His greatest enjoyment was being together with family.

His strong Christian faith and love of his church led him to take courses which allowed him to become a minister and preached the Word of the Lord and administer to those friends in need.

The family would like to thank Drs. Jalowiec and Heim and their staffs as well as the staffs of the Geisinger Community Medical Center and the Milton Hershey Medical Center for the excellent care shown to Jerry.

Also surviving are daughters Sheri Morgan and her husband Thomas of Scranton and Dr. Darlene Link of Conshohocken;  grandchildren Thomas Morgan, Jr., and Kayla and Owen Link.

He was preceded in death by a brother Harold R. Davis, Jr.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:30am in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton with services officiated by Rev. Linda Eckersley, pastor of the Embury United Methodist Church.

Friends may call Thursday from 5-8pm.

Masonic services will be held at 7:30pm on Thursday evening.

Interment, Abington Hills Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Embury United Methodist Church Memorial Fund 942 S. Main Ave. Scranton 18504.

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


  1. Adele Tasso Garofalo

    Lynn: So sorry about your husband. He was a very nice man. My condolences to the family. Love, Adele Tasso Garofalo

  2. Paulette Billus Powell

    Sorry to hear about your loss. I worked with Jerry at Affiliated Foods. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Lorraine Legos Zavislak

    Dear Lynn and family.

    I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Jerry. I had worked with Jerry
    at Affiliated Foods for many years. He was a very nice man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  4. Audrey Harrell

    My sympathy to Gerry’s entire family. In earlier times we worked together at Maid-Rite – with many good memories.

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