Leonard W. Davis, 58, died at his home on Hallstron Road in Northfield Sunday evening, September 4, 1998. He was born in Northfield, July 7, 1930, the son of the late Gordon M. Davis and Lillian (Willey) Garner.
He was married to Marie Ann Berno on October 14, 1950, in St. JohnÂ’s Catholic Church in Northfield. They had lived in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania from 1960 until 1970, and in Dover Pennsylvania from 1970 to 1979, returning to Northfield in 1979. He was president of L. W. Davis and Sons Inc., building contractors, in the Northfield area. He was a master craftsman in his field while working for several construction firms in Pennsylvania, and with his own company in Northfield. Numerous projects throughout the East Coast bear testimony to his professional skill, integrity and character in his construction career.
He was a Third degree Knights of Columbus in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, a member and president of the Northfield Snow Marauders Snowmobile Club, a member of the Yukon Quest International Sled dog Racing Association of Fairbanks, Alaska, a member of the Fayetteville, Pennsylvania Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of St. JohnÂ’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by his mother of Roxbury: his wife: his paternal grandmother Edith Willey of Northfield; four sons, Steven G., Gary L., and Leonard W. II, all of Northfield, and Gregory F. of Barre; four daughters, Charlotte M. of Fairbanks, Alaska, Cynthia S. Davis of Bethel, and Patricia A. Slothower and Diane A. Alger, both of Northfield, 10 grandchildren, one brother, Robert E. of South Northfield; one sister, Doris E. Griggs of Acworth, Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. JohnÂ’s Catholic Church Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. William Morgan, pastor, as celebrant. There will be no calling hours. Donation may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health Agency, or the American Cancer Society. Burial will be in Cherry Hill Cemetery in Bethel. Kingston Funeral Home of Northfield is in charge of arrangements.