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DAVIS, Arthur Henry
DAVIS - Arthur Henry Of Center Valley, PA, aged 101, passed away on August 1, 2018. He is survived by his daughter, Debra Farrey, and her husband Brian, of North Caldwell, NJ; and his son, Duane Davis and his wife Bonnie (Buza), of Greenville, SC. He leaves seven grandchildren: Lauren (Leigh) Hartman of Macungie, PA, Karen (Leigh) Jones of Springtown, PA, Scott Davis of Danville, VA, Christopher Davis of Westfield, NY, Elias Kolsun of Dorchester, MA, Allison Farrey of Durham, NC, and Madeline Farrey of North Caldwell, NJ), and three great-grandchildren. His beloved wife, Margaret (Schuchardt), died in 2011, and his first daughter, Diane Kolsun, died in 2014. He was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, the son of Arthur and Emily (Longenberger) Davis. He graduated from Amherst Central High School, Amherst, NY in 1936 and then the University of Michigan, College of Architecture, Ann Arbor, MI in 1941. During his professional career as an Architect in Buffalo, he was a Partner in the firm of Milstein, Wittek, Davis, and Associates and later joined the firm of Scaffidi and Moore. Buildings under his guidance included Heritage Heights Elementary School in Getzville, NY, the Agricultural Grange Building on the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY, Fronczak Hall on the Amherst Campus of the University of Buffalo, The Rehabilitation Center at Buffalo State Hospital, Fredonia Fire Hall in Fredonia, NY, and several custom-designed residences. Art also was a member and served as President of the Buffalo-Western New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects; edited the Empire State Architect magazine; was a member of the Construction Specification Institute and Editor of its newsletter; served on the boards of the Friends of the School of Architecture of the University of Buffalo and the Community Assistance Center of Western New York; was a member of the Construction Industry Steering Committee, the American Arbitration Association, and the Guild for Religious Architecture. Margaret and Arthur moved to Port Charlotte, FL in 1986. They continued to spend summers in New York State where for eight years Art was the architect-in-residence for Houghton College, Houghton, NY supervising the building, refurbishing, and improvements of numerous dormitory and other campus buildings including a new President's residence. In Florida, Art served 24 years on the Board of Directors of the Promenades West Condominium Association and edited their monthly newsletter. He was also active in the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church and various local writing groups. After 70 years of creative writing and poetry, he self-published two books, "Once Upon A Rhyme" and "A Promise Kept." Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions to Habitat for Humanity, 121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709-3498. To off online condolences, please visit his "Book of Memories" at Falkfuneralhomes.com
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