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Philip Davis

Birthplace: New York, United States
Death: March 18, 2008 (78)
Immediate Family:

Son of Abraham Davis and Ruth
Husband of Ellen Lorraine Davis
Father of Private; Private; Private and Private
Brother of Private

Managed by: Joel Daniel Gedalius
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About Philip Davis

1930 Census:

DAVIS, Abraham, renting $28/mo, 28 years old, married since age 21, parents and self born in Poland, spoke Yiddish, immigrated 1921, not yet naturalized, can speak English, operator in men's clothing

--, Ruth, wife, 25 years old, married since age 18, parents and self born in Poland, spoke Yiddish, immigrated 1921, not yet naturalized, no occupation

--, Lillian, daughter, 6 years old, born in New York

--, Phillip, son, 6 months old, born in New York

Address: 585 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn, NY

U.S. Public Records Index about Dr Philip Dr Davis

Name: Dr Philip Dr Davis

Birth Date: Sep 1929

Phone Number: 779-4323

Address: 7 Thornbury Rd, Reading, Pennsylvania 19606-0901 (1993)

[20 W Lancaster Av, Shillington, Pennsylvania 19607-0801 (1991)]

[Crestwood, Reading, Pennsylvania 19606]

Source Information: U.S. Public Records Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2009. Original data: Merlin Data Publishing Corporation, comp. Historical Residential White Page, Directory Assistance and Other Household Database Listings. Merlin Data Publishing Corporation, 215 South Complex Drive, Kalispell, MT 59901.


Dr. Philip Davis of Willow Valley, Lancaster, and formerly a long-time resident of Reading, died at Lancaster General on March 18, 2008 following a brief illness. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Ellen (Baraff) Davis. He is survived by his sons Glenn and Bruce, both of Lancaster, and Wayne, of Carlisle, Massachusetts.

Dr. Davis was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1929, son of the late Abraham and Ruth Davis, and grew up in Newark, NJ. After graduating from Rutgers University and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, he served in the US Army at Ft. Dix. He then established a private optometric practice in Reading, which was well-known for its friendly and innovative service. Working with the local council of the AFL-CIO, he established the "Eye Care Plan" which brought high quality, affordable coverage to thousands of union members and their families throughout the 1960's and 70's. Later, he established Total Vision Care, which operated retail optical centers in Allentown, Lancaster, and York.

In retirement, Dr. Davis actively supported the Berks County Chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, serving on its Board of Directors and offering advice and encouragement to many families. More recently, he volunteered as a fundraising advisor and goodwill ambassador for Faith Friendship Ministries, a mental-health residential ministry. He was also active in the World Affairs Council and enjoyed sport fishing and water-skiing.

Funeral services will be private.

Donations in memory of Dr. Davis may be made to: Faith Friendship Villa, PO Box 567, Mountville, PA 17554 or to NAMI Berks County, PO Box 6642, Wyomissing, PA 19610.

Arrangements by the Kraft-Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mountville/Columbia.

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Philip Davis's Timeline

September 23, 1929
New York, United States
March 18, 2008
Age 78