Stanley Everett Davis

10 Sep 1919 - 28 Mar 2008

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Stanley Everett Davis

10 Sep 1919 - 28 Mar 2008
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The obituary of Stanley Everett Davis. Cemetery: Massachusetts National Cemetery, Location: Bourne, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Birth: 10 Sep 1919, Death: 28 Mar 2008.

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Stanley Everett Davis


Massachusetts National Cemetery

Connery Ave
Bourne, Barnstable, Massachusetts
United States


Fathers Name: Everett M Davis
Mothers Name: Alice T Thayer
Spouse: Hope Ryan

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DAVIS – Stanley E. Davis, 88, of East Moline, formerly of Poinciana, Florida, died Friday, March 28, 2008, in Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, Iowa.
Private family services will be held at a later date.  Inurnment will be in Massachusetts’s National Cemetery, Bourne, Massachusetts.  Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.  Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline, is assisting the family.
Stanley Everett Davis was born September 10, 1919, in Brockton, Massachusetts, the son of Everett M. and Alice T. (Thayer) Davis.  He married Hope Ryan on August 1, 1942, in Brockton.  She died January 22, 1999. He was a resident of East Moline since 2001.
Stan proudly served in the US Army during World War II in C Company 21st Tank Battalion 10th Armored Division. He started his active service as a PVT in 1942, was a Tank Commander in Bastogne at the Battle of the Bulge and received a Battlefield Commission to 2nd LT In 1945.  He received three Bronze Stars, a Silver Star, and a Purple Heart. He was in the Army Reserves for 31 years and retired as a COL, Commandant of the 5034 USAR School, Chicago, IL. He was a graduate of the US Army War College and US Army Command and General Staff College. He attended the 10th Armored Division reunions and the highlight was seeing the WW II Memorial with his army friends in 2004.
Stan was active in the Boy Scouts in Brockton, MA, was an Eagle Scout and served as a Scout Master. He continued with the Boy Scouts in Park Forest, IL, and was a District and Council Commissioner.  He was President of the United Way in Park Forest, IL, and Budget Chairman for the United Way in Chicago.  
He graduated from Wentworth Institute (Mechanical Engineering), Boston, MA, in 1939 and from DeVry Institute (Electronics), Chicago, IL, in 1947. He was employed with RCA, Radio Corporation of America, for more than 30 years in Broadcast Communications and involved from the beginning in the “new” field of television and mobile communications.
He “retired” to Poinciana, FL, in 1981 where he became the Assistant Manager of the Association of Poinciana Villages in 1984, and then the Manager, 1986-1987.
He started his long involvement with the Florida AARP Tax Aide Program in 1982 and eventually was the Florida 2 State Coordinator. In 1996, when he was a District Coordinator, he was responsible for 12 counties, 260 operating sites, and 1200 volunteers.
He was very interested in World War II history, computers, and enjoyed playing tennis.  He strongly believed in community service and civic involvement.
Stan is survived by a daughter, Laurel Davis of East Moline, Illinois, a brother-in-law, Ernie Wilbur of Brockton, Massachusetts, and nieces, Janet Wilbur and Meredith Teague.  He was preceded in death by his wife, a sister, Eleanor Wilbur, and a nephew, Steven Wilbur.
A special thank you is extended to the staff of Park Vista Retirement Living, East Moline, for their care and concern, especially the last few months, and to the staff of Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House for their care during his last hours.
The family invites you to share memories and condolences, and light a candle in Stan’s memory at www.Trimble­

Life timeline of Stanley Everett Davis

Stanley Everett Davis was born on 10 Sep 1919
Stanley Everett Davis was 10 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Stanley Everett Davis was 20 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Stanley Everett Davis was 21 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
Stanley Everett Davis was 38 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Stanley Everett Davis was 46 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
Stanley Everett Davis was 53 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
Stanley Everett Davis was 62 years old when The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. In addition to the prototype whose completion was cancelled, five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
Stanley Everett Davis was 72 years old when The World Wide Web is opened to the public. The World Wide Web (WWW), also called the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet. English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN in Switzerland. The browser was released outside CERN in 1991, first to other research institutions starting in January 1991 and to the general public on the Internet in August 1991.
Stanley Everett Davis died on 28 Mar 2008 at the age of 88