Harold A. Davis, telephone company worker

February 21, 2013

Harold A. Davis, 93, who repaired and installed telephone equipment for many years with the old Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co., died Jan. 14 at his home in Lusby.

He had congestive heart failure, a daughter, Mary Kay Davis, said.

Mr. Davis joined C&P in West Virginia in 1947 as a lineman and installer-repairman, and he came to the Washington area in 1962. Later in his career, he was assigned to the National Weather Service as a satellite technician. He retired in 1980.

Harold Anderson Davis was born in Clarksburg, W.Va. He was an Army Air Forces airplane and engine mechanic during World War II, serving in England, Italy and North Africa. His decorations included the Purple Heart.

Mr. Davis enjoyed working with his hands, and he built a family house in West Virginia.

He retired to Lusby, where he volunteered at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Solomons. He was a member of the American Legion, Chesapeake Hills Golf Club and the Pioneers, a telecommunications workers service organization.

His wife of 59 years, the former Elizabeth “Bette” Doris, died in 2005. Survivors include five children, Mary Kay Davis and Anne Marie Davis, both of Arlington County, Patricia Welsh of Bethesda, Joan Wisnieski of Waldorf and Rick Davis of Seattle; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

— Matt Schudel

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