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August 26, 1946 - November 12, 2015
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Philip R. Davies, age 69, of South Abington Twp., died Thursday at Jeanes Hospital in Philadelphia, after an illness. He is survived by his loving wife, Paulette Wisnesky Davies. The couple were married on July 20, 1968, and celebrated 47 years of marriage.
Born in Scranton on August 26, 1946, son of the late Robert and Dolores McHugh Davies, Philip was a graduate of West Scranton High School, Class of 1964. A Veteran of the U.S. Navy, he earned both the National Defense Service and Vietnam Service Medals for his service to his country. Upon honorable discharge, he attended and graduated from Johnson College. For 27 years prior to his retirement, he worked for Procter and Gamble, Mehoopany. Of Roman Catholic faith, he was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Tunkhannock.
An avid sportsman, Philip enjoyed fishing, bowling, where he had once bowled a 300 game, and rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles. He had also loved golfing, having played in the Summit Hills’ Golf League for many years, and once hitting a hole-in-one.
It was, however, as a coach where Philip touched the lives of many throughout the years. For nearly fifty years, he coached softball at Tunkhannock. He was one of the three founders of the Tunkhannock midget football program, a program still thriving today. He also served as a wrestling coach for the Endless Mountain Wrestling Club.
Taken from those who loved him too soon, Philip was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, relative and deal friend who will forever by anyone who knew him.
He is also survived by three children, a son, Scott Davies and wife Brandy of Tunkhannock, and two daughters, Erin Boretti and husband Matthew of Raleigh, N.C., and Robin Berndt and husband Jason of Scranton; four siblings, a brother, Bob Davies and wife Linda of Ranson, and three sisters, Roberta Marino and husband Stephen of Tyngsboro, MA., Nancy Iacavazzi and husband Paul of Moosic, and Susan Churilla and husband George of Scranton; nine grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Brothers, Martin, Gary and infant Robert, Jr., also preceded him in death.
His family would like to thank all of their amazing family and friends for their endless love and support during Philip’s illness.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Tuesday at 9:15AM from the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton, with a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church, 1403 Jackson Street in West Scranton. Burial, with full military rites by the AMVETS Honor Guard, will follow at Abington Hills Cemetery, South Abington Twp. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday between 4-7:00PM at the funeral home.