William A. Davis

William A. Davis, 91, Lake Winola, died Tuesday morning in the Riverside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Taylor.   His wife was the former Elizabeth “Betty” J. Hockin who passed away on June 10, 2018.  The couple had been married 65 years.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Lester Merritt and Frances Ackerson Davis and he was a graduate of the Scranton Technical High School.  Upon graduation he attended the Pennsylvania State University.  Prior to his retirement in 1985, he had been employed as a PBX installer for the Bell Telephone Company.  He was a member of the Bell Pioneers, the Jackson Street Baptist Church and it’s Young at Heart Club.  He had been active in scouting and received his Eagle Scout Badge from Troop 4.  Bill was a proud United States Army veteran serving honorably during the Korean Conflict.

Also surviving are daughters Cynthia Sheehan and Tamera Daniels and her husband Attorney Thomas Daniels, each of Lake Winola, PA; a son William J. Davis and his wife Janet Davis of Nazareth, PA, grandchildren Abigail Cravens and Brendan Sheehan, Thomas Daniels, Zachary Daniels, Madison Davis, Haley Davis; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother Lester M. Davis, Jr.

The Davis Family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their attentive care. A special thank you to his care givers Linda and Jayson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at Noon in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton officiated by Pastor John Buxton.

Friends may call Saturday morning from 11am until the time of service.

Interment with military honors, Newton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson Street Baptist Church Deacon’s Fund, 1206 Jackson St., Scranton, PA 18504, the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Dr., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 or to the Patriots Cove 4298 PA-29 Noxen, PA 18636.

For directions, to share a memory or to express your condolences to the family please visit www.vanstonandjames.com.

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


  1. Amy Saia

    RIP Uncle Bill…. You will be missed! But you are now reunited with Aunt Betty and all your family and friends that have gone before. I know my Dad was there to welcome you home! My prayers are with you and your family. I also want to Thank you for your service to this Country. God Speed…
    Love, Amy (niece) and Mike Saia..

  2. Terry, Jack and Jessica Dell'Amico

    I’m so sorry Tammy, Cindy and Jeff….may your memories of your Dad and the love of your family and friends surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. Now our folks are together again!
    We will all hold you close in our thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs to you all….

  3. Dr, David C. Jenkins, Sr.

    Cindy, Tammy, Jeff, I am so sorry for your loss. I know the difficulty of losing a dad. Wish I could be there to give each of you a hug! Lots of fond memories of times together in the Summers at the Lake. We had a lot of fun playing at Shadow Brook, eating at the farm, riding horses, bringing in hay, etc. Anybody remember ‘smiley’? We had some great times together. Love to all of you. Let me know if there’s anything I can do, even if it’s just listen.

  4. Bill Rosetti

    Our deepest condolences to Jeff and Janet and Madison and Haley and to all members of the Davis family.
    Bill and Sue Rosetti

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