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Fred E. Davis, 76, a 37 1/2 -year employee of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. in the Town of Tonawanda, died Monday (July 28, 1997) in Palm Bay, Fla.

A native of Ellicottville, Davis retired from Du Pont in 1982. For the last 10 years of his career, he was maintenance supervisor.

A World War II Army veteran, Davis served in both infantry and ordnance units and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

He was a member of Post 117, American Legion, and Lodge 1406, Loyal Order of Moose, both in Palm Bay, and Milton J. Brounshidle Post 205, American Legion, in Kenmore.

Davis and his wife, the former Ernestine Gagnon, moved to Palm Bay from the Town of Tonawanda in 1987.

Survivors, in addition to his wife of 53 1/2 years, include two daughters, Nancy Will of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Sandra Langa; two sisters, Peggy Fanning of Crete, Ill., and Rhea Zable of Salamanca; and two grandchildren.

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