Services will be held Wednesday for Arthur Marshall Davis, Lake Ariel, who died Saturday morning, Oct. 24, 2009 at Mercy Hospital, Scranton. His wife of 51 years is Elizabeth Ward Davis.


Services will be held Wednesday for Arthur Marshall Davis, Lake Ariel, who died Saturday morning, Oct. 24, 2009 at Mercy Hospital, Scranton. His wife of 51 years is Elizabeth Ward Davis.

Born in Lake Ariel, son of the late Edward J. and Madelon Bidwell Davis. He was a graduate of Lake Consolidated High School and Lackawanna Business School. He attended the University of Scranton. He was a Navy Veteran assigned to the USS John R. Pierce, DD-753, a destroyer from 1951 to 1955. He was owner and operator of the Lake Ariel Hardware and Supply Co. where he worked the majority of his adult life.

A Life Member of the Lake Ariel United Methodist Church, 50 year member and Past Master of Salem Lodge No. 330 F&AM, and a member of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and many other farm organizations. He was on the Board of Directors of Lake Ariel Bank for 29 years, which is now Pennstar Bank.

He loved Penn State Football, New York Yankees, and High School Basketball. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren

He is survived by daughters Brenda and husband David Zeiler, Tafton, and Denise Schmitt, Altoona; sons Greg and wife Laura Davis, and Scott and wife Jennifer, both of Lake Ariel. A sister Carol Ashman, Waymart. A brother Dr. Warren and wife Nancy Davis, Lake Ariel. Grandchildren: Ryan, Erica, Brianna, and Garrett Zeiler, Brandon, Amanda, Venessa, and Allison Schmitt, Carter and Marshall, Erica, Donelle, Hayden, and Micayla Davis, Michael and Matthew Caccavone. A great grandson Donovan.

The Funeral Service will be held Wednesday at 10 am in the Lake Ariel United Methodist Church, Maple Ave, Lake Ariel with services by Rev. Norman Faux, Pastor.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4-8 pm and Wednesday from 9 am till time of service at the Church.

Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Lake Ariel United Methodist Church 110 Maple Ave. Lake Ariel, PA 18436, The American Heart Association, 613 Baltimore Dr. Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18702, or The American Cancer Society, 627 Main St, Honesdale, Pa 18431.

For directions or to send the family an online condolence visit www.jameswilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements made by the James Wilson Funeral Home Route 296 Gravity Rd. Lake Ariel, PA 18436.