Mr. Charles L. Davis, 88, of Mohnton, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014 in his residence.
He was the widower of Patricia K. J. Mathews-Davis with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.
Born in Montreal, Quebec Canada, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Irene R. (Carter) Davis. Mr. Davis had dual American Canadian citizenship.
Mr. Davis was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, Electricians Mate, Third Class, serving aboard the USS Chanticleer ASR-7 in the Pacific Theater during World War II from 1944 to 1946 .After military service he attended Dawson College and graduated from McGill University in Montreal. He was employed by National Sound in Montreal before moving to the United States. He was employed for 5 years in Reading at Gai-Tronics Corporation and for 28 years retiring in 1985 from AT&T (formerly Western Electric) as a Senior Engineer. While there he was awarded multiple patents associated with the manufacturing of enclosed electrical devices.
Charles was a 61-year member of Christ Episcopal Church in Reading where he served as an usher; a 20-year council member of the Borough of Mohnton where he most recently served on the Planning Commission; an Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 264; and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Surviving are four children, Cynthia G., and her husband John Fields of Blandon, PA; Charles L. J., and his wife Lauren of Earlysville, VA; Craig G. of Newtown, PA; and Christine G., and her husband Michael A. Spadafora of Exeter Township, PA.
He is also survived by nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a sister, June R. James of Kennewick, WA.
He was predeceased by a brother, Robert W. Davis.
The family would especially like to thank Grace Lumley for her friendship and support and Tony Davis of Berks Visiting Nurses for hospice care.
Funeral service and interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the Berks Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice Care 1170 Berkshire Blvd., Wyomissing PA 19610.