Robert Alan “Bob” Davis, 75, of Beachwood, passed absent April 10, 2022.
The cherished son of Jackie and Freda Davis (both equally deceased) leaves driving his wife of nearly 50 decades, Eleanor “Ellie” Davis (nee Smith) his daughters, Joanne Davis of College Heights and Michelle (Efi) Golan of Solon granddaughters, Shai and Izzy Golan and Sophie Davis and his siblings, Doreen Davis and Ed (Chana) Davis.
Bob was also the adored and adoring uncle to Eric (Teresa) Davis, Robyn (Bob) Davis Washburn, Rene (Loaded) Smith Rusgo, Steven (Michelle) Smith, Jacquelyn Davis, Stephen (Alzbeta) Davis, Rob (Kim) Smith and Michael (Lauren) Davis and their family members. He was a very pleased member of the elite Double Davis Club and liked each moment he was ready to devote with his extended family which incorporated 55 initial cousins. He was a dear buddy to many, and collected friends anywhere he went.
Born on Oct. 6, 1946, Bob was the little one of the loved ones and his siblings’ “pet.” He was a proud Shaker Heights High School graduate and lifelong Clevelander. He attended The Ohio State College, and immediately after a bout of mono, was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving with honor both equally stateside in Fort Eustis, Va., and then in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, serving from 1966-67. He shared several stories with his relatives, but some he only shared with other Vietnam vets. Soon after his return to the U.S., Bob took extra lessons at both equally Kent State and Cleveland Point out. Each time he observed a different vet, or passed a car and observed someone else experienced served in Vietnam, he built guaranteed to welcome them property, something he instilled in his youngsters at an early age.
His father Jackie was his position model, and one particular of his very best buddies. Bob was only 22 when his father tragically handed absent, and took it on himself to take about Jackie Davis Seafoods and make sure the company his mom and dad developed did not collapse. He was later on joined by his siblings, and together, they continued to establish their firm and their father’s legacy. In the mid-80’s, Bob and his brother Ed opened up a retail establishment, Davis Seafoods. Bob manufactured it a compact enterprise laboratory for his girls, educating them (continue to in elementary university) how to just take orders, fold menus, run the sign up, set up fish displays, and most importantly, how to work with clients. They both figured out the significance of difficult work and teamwork performing at their father’s facet. Owing to health challenges, the shop was shut, and Bob went on to have a 25+ year profitable vocation in advertising and marketing sales, paying out the the greater part of time with JB Greenback Stretcher Magazine and Max Values Magazine. No matter whether in food stuff company or direct mail advertising, sales was prob-ably just code for Bob to get compensated for accomplishing what he cherished — speaking and connecting with folks.
Bob was a long-time member of B’nai Jeshurun Congregation and of Jewish War Veterans Submit 44. Being Jewish and supporting Israel have been very significant to him. He contemplated building Aliyah straight from Vietnam, nevertheless he did not make it until 2001. He and Ellie produced a loving Jewish house for their daughters and granddaughters, and the enjoyment Bob had in celebrating loved ones simchas was infectious.
Bob beloved athletics – each as a participant and a spectator. In his young several years, he played on numerous softball groups, bowled in several leagues at the similar time, and golfed. He always followed Cleveland sporting activities and The Ohio Point out Buckeyes, no matter of how effectively they were carrying out. He was also an avid photographer, with quite a few of his ideal photographs displayed through the household. However it experienced been at the very least 10 several years because he was final ready to participate in the sports activities he beloved so significantly, he was the MVP of his family’s hearts.
The funeral will be held 1 p.m. April 12 at Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel with burial next at Chesterland Memorial Park. Shiva is following burial until 8 p.m. April 12, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. April 13 and April 14, and 10 a.m. to midday April 15 at the dwelling of Mr. and Mrs. Efi Golan in Solon.
Contributions could be produced to Jewish War Veterans, Vietnam Veterans of The usa, Jewish Countrywide Fund and the American Heart Affiliation.
Preparations less than the course of Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel.