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Douglas D. Davis

December 9, 1928 ~ July 7, 2017 (age 88)

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Douglas D. Davis of Edison died Friday, July 7th at home.  He was 88.  Born in Morris, NY, he moved to Newark, NJ where he lived for several years before moving to Hillside, NJ where he resided for 35 years, and then moved to Edison in 1990.  

Doug worked as a bus driver for NJ Transit in Irvington, NJ for over 30 years before retiring in 1993.  He loved driving his bus and his passengers adored him.  He also drove a tow truck for Franklin Auto Body and worked closely with the Hillside, NJ police department in that capacity for many years.  

Doug was a real “do-it-yourselfer” and could fix just about anything for anyone.  He enjoyed watching car racing and horse racing and was an avid skier in his younger years.  He loved going to Atlantic City with his wife Mary and playing the penny machines.  Doug was devoted to his boxer dogs Lady, Candy, Misty, Dusty and Daisy, and enjoyed spending time with his daughter Judy’s dogs Spirit, Snuggles and Precious who loved to climb into bed with him.  Doug was all about family and nothing made him happier than spending time with his children and grandchildren.  Doug and his wife Mary shared a love and togetherness unlike any other.  Even their wedding rings showed their devotion for each other with the engravings “for 99 years”.

Doug was predeceased by his parents, Dean and Ruby Davis, his brother, Ricky Davis, his sister, Nancy Davis, and his daughter, Jeanne Epstein.  Surviving are his beloved wife of 54 years, Mary K. Davis; sons, Barry Davis of North Dakota and Daniel Greenspan of Roselle; daughters, Linda Brozyna of Branchburg and Judy Elias of Edison; brother, Clark Davis of New York; sisters, Imogene “Jeanne” Kadylak of New York,  Elizabeth (Betty) VanDusen of New York, and Alberta (Bertie) Wilson of New York; nine grandchildren, Darrick Brozyna of Ohio, Kevin Brozyna of Delaware, Aaron Davis of Oregon, Jonathan Davis of Oregon, Christopher Elias of Texas, Jason Elias of Edison, Maxwell Greenspan of Pennsylvania, Michael Greenspan of Ohio, and Laura Wright of Ewing; three great-grandchildren, Sebastian Brozyna of Ohio, Alexander Elias of Edison, and Samuel Greenspan of Pennsylvania.

Private cremation services have been held under the direction of the GOSSELIN FUNERAL HOME, Edison, New Jersey.  

Donations in his loving memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

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