Ronald A. Davis

June 1, 2023
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Canandaigua/Rushville- Ronald A. Davis, age 87, entered his Savior’s presence, and is no doubt singing with the Heavenly Choir, on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Friends may call on Friday, (June 9th) from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, (June 10th) at 1 p.m. at the Middlesex Baptist Church. Private burial will follow in Overackers Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Middlesex Baptist Church, P.O. Box 57, Middlesex, NY 14507 or to LeTorneau Christian Conference Center, 4950 County Road 11, Rushville, NY 14544 or to the House of John Hospice Home, 14 Spring St., Clifton Springs, NY 14432.

Ron was born on September 19, 1935 to the late Francis “Happy” and Helen Dorman Davis. He was a graduate of Middlesex Valley Central School, Class of 1953. After high school he worked briefly for Agway and was part of the roadcrew that helped construct I-490. He went on to attend LeTorneau College in Longview, Texas graduating in 1960. He also spent one year at the University of Oklahoma obtaining his Masters Degree in Mathematics.

Ron was Principal of the Marcus-Whitman Junior-Senior High School for 30 years. He served as Principal for Lima Christian School for eight years. Ron then served as interim director at LeTorneau Christian Conference Center for two and a half years. This was followed by employment at Document Reprocessors from which he retired after 17 years.

Ron had a true love for music. He sang in numerous music groups. He also enjoyed sports. He played basketball in college and was the coach of the basketball team at Middlesex Valley Central School. Ron was an avid Texas Rangers, fan who did his best to never miss watching a game. He served on the Middlesex Volunteer Ambulance and the Middlesex Hose Company for many years. He has attended the Middlesex Baptist Church since his teen years. Ron served on the Board of Directors for LeTorneau Christian Conference Center for several decades.

Ron is survived by his wife of 65 years, Carol; one daughter, Rebecca Ann (Peter) Suttmeier; one granddaughter, Sarabeth (David) Ames; great-grandchildren, Natalie and Joseph Ames; three brothers, Floyd “Skip” (Pat) Davis, Eugene (Sharon) Davis and Ray (Linda) Davis; one brother-in-law, Emmett “Butch” (Judy) Smith; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Ron was predeceased by his parents; his son, John M. Davis; son-in-law, Joseph Paine; and a grandson, Stephen W. Paine.

Ron was deeply loved by his family and was a mentor to many.

The family wishes to extend their deepest appreciation to the House of John Hospice Home in Clifton Springs for the wonderful care he received during his brief stay there.

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Calling Hours

Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Friday, June 9, 2023
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2583 E Main St.
Gorham, NY
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Funeral Service

Middlesex Baptist Church

Saturday, June 10, 2023
1:00 PM
Middlesex Baptist Church
West Avenue, Middlesex
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Richard Neufang from Canandaigua, NY on Jun. 2, 2023

Sending the Davis family, my deepest sympathy. Wonderful, caring man who I so appreciated working with. So wish I could attend his service and see you all, but am in an Assisted Living Center myself. My thoughts and prayers I am sending your way.

Jerry/Donna Bay from Naples, NY on Jun. 2, 2023

Ron will be missed by so many. We appreciate his sincere care and thoughtfulness he showed to us through the years. He called us many times when we were struggling with pain or an illness. He had a heart for everyone he knew or met. He served his Lord mightily!

Maura Hallstead from Canandaigua, ny on Jun. 2, 2023

Dear Carol & Becky, Ron is now at peace, out of pain, & in the arms of Our Lord and savior. I know how different it is for those of us left behind, but He has us too. You are in my prayers ?️

Laurie VanDusen Lohr from Constantia, NY on Jun. 2, 2023

Mr. Davis was a very well-liked Principal.. He was very special. I am so sorry for your loss..

David Freeland from Palmyra, NY on Jun. 2, 2023

What a tremendous loss for anyone who knew Ron Davis, or Mr. Davis as my Principal, the Ron as a co-worker at Documents. A wonderful praying Godly man. So many memories thru YFC, my sincere condolences to his family. Ron Davis will be singing bass with the angels.

Tiffany Burrell from Spartanburg, SC on Jun. 2, 2023

He was such a wonderful person. Praying for the family.

Ed Gaffney from Cascade, Colorado on Jun. 2, 2023

I had the pleasure of teaching under Ron's administration. Not only did he care deeply for the students, he was a great leader as a Principal. He was one of the best administrators I've known and lived as a witness to all how to live a life of loving service.

MaryAnn & Tom Whipple from Canandaigua on Jun. 2, 2023

We are so very sorry to hear that Ron has died. He was loved by thousands of people. His kindness and Godly wisdom touched so many people, in all walks of life. His family lost a good man but heaven has gained a saint. He will be remembered and missed by many people.

Tracey Briggs from Stanley NY on Jun. 2, 2023

My deepest heartfelt condolences to Mr. Davis’s family and loved ones. He was an amazing gentle soul that I will always remember with great fondness as one of his students of MW. I was again reminded of his kindness when he volunteered at the Middlesex Church during Covid and my 11 year old son, Landon attended. I remember him coming home and describing his favorite part and it being my old Principal, Mr. Davis. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Donna Moore Johnson from Shortsville, NY on Jun. 3, 2023

Mr. Davis was a great person. I'm very sorry for your loss.

James Ratthe from Canandaigua on Jun. 3, 2023

My condolences to the family and friends. I only knew him as our school principal who always had a positive attitude, a smile and was liked by all.

Jun. 3, 2023

The sweetest, most gentle giant of a man and servant of the Lord. What a pleasure and gift it was to work with and for him. So thankful that I will see him again.
My heart and prayers are with you Carol. Oh how he loved you, and his entire family!
Xoxo Jackie and Frank Pagano

Celina Gerbic from Washington, DC on Jun. 3, 2023

My deepest condolences to the entire Davis family. Mr. Davis was always there with a smile and a kind laugh, making high school a better experience for all. He related with so many students and his presence will be missed.

Mark Benson from The Villages Florida on Jun. 3, 2023

Ron was always supportive and helpful to me during the 20 years at Marcus Whitman. I know that he will be missed by
his family and friends.

Louisa Lyman from Salem, SC on Jun. 3, 2023

So very sorry to read of the passing of Mr. Davis . As one of his high school math students, I was always thankful for his patience for my pathetic math skills! Carol and I worked together in Canandaigua for many years and I will always remember what a treasure she was to have in my resource room. I want to send her my deepest sympathies. She and Mr Davis were a wonderful couple of so many talents.

Marianne Negley from Counce, TN on Jun. 3, 2023

My deepest sympathies to Carol and family. Ron was a terrific mentor and educator. He us now in the hands of the Lord and free from pain and suffering.

Caroline Coston from Canandaigua on Jun. 4, 2023

I want to say I am sorry about your Davis was a wonderful man.he was a great principal at Marcus whitman.he will be miss by all but never forgotten.R.I.P MR Davis. Fly high

Henry Savage from Canandaigua,NY on Jun. 4, 2023

We lost a giant of man but heaven gained a true angel. Mr. Davis cared for the Marcus Whitman Comminity like few have. He cared for his staff and students in a way that should be a model for all of us. I was fortunate to have Mr. Davis as my prinicpal and mentor for many years. He taught me a lot and I will forever be in his debt. I know they have a place reserved for you in heaven. God speed, Mr. Davis

Natalie Bartholomew from Fairport NY on Jun. 5, 2023

I fondly remember Mr. Davis singing with his barbershop quartet at one of our pops concerts at Whitman. I was still in middle school when he retired, but I will never forget his kindness and guidance that he gave his students and faculty all those years. A very gracious man with a big presence. Lifting his family in love and prayer.

Susan and Bob Taylor from Canandaigua, NY on Jun. 5, 2023

Our sincere condolences to the Davis family.. We have been blessed to meet and serve Ron and Carol at Chosen Spot apartments. Ron was a kind person who loved Jesus and his fellow man. He will be missed. Bob and Susan Taylor

Dan Christa from Mendon, NY on Jun. 5, 2023

Ron was the principal when our son attended Lima Christian and I was a school board member. Ron was a terrific principal and administrator. He was a Godly influence on all that knew him

Penny Robinson from Clifton Springs, NY on Jun. 7, 2023

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am a volunteer at House of John and had the pleasure to take care of Ron and meet his family. God Bless?

Gary Bauch from Gates, NY on Jun. 7, 2023

I have fond memories of Ron when he was principal at Lima Christian School. He was a kind leader who made a positive impression on our three boys. I had the privilege of singing barbershop with him in the musical Bye Bye Birdie and I remember him singing I’ll Fly Away with a quartet at a teacher’s funeral service. It was very moving. I look forward to seeing Ron again and singing with him in the heavenly choir! May the Lord give you comfort in your loss.

Joe & Val Becker from Scroggins,TX on Jun. 7, 2023

Ron was a mighty man of God. We are thankful for his example of a servant leader while in his “retirement” as Principal at LCS. The Beckers’ lives where changed by his example. Praying the Lord comfort and bless you Carol and your sweet family.

Suzanne Green from Bloomfield Ny on Jun. 8, 2023

Ron was an inspiration in his love of Christ and his family. He was also a mentor, and his beautiful voice and wonderful songs were a
true a blessing in at the Chosen Spot Bible Study. Carol and family you are in my prayers for peace comfort as you are surrounded by loved ones.
Love Suzanne Green

carol andrews riley from minneapolis minnesota on Jun. 8, 2023

Ah . . . those Davis boys. What a quartette. All of them handsome singers. It is a shame that Ron has left us, but what a pleasure to have known him. My sincere sympathy ,
Carol Andrews Riley

Maggie Turner-Read from Rushville on Jun. 9, 2023

Mr. Davis was my Principal in high school and what a fun ride he made it seem. He was the most kind, compassionate, and caring man in our high school. He thought the best in people and never gave up on individuals who constantly struggled. There was no finer educator around. What a gift he was for all of us. My condolences to his wonderful family, who I know will miss him dearly.

Kevin Bailey from Canandaigua, New York on Jun. 10, 2023

Ron was the finest administrator a school system could be blessed with. He was compassionate yet firm. I am so fortunate that he advocated for hiring me in the early 1980s. As a principal, coach, mentor and man, his life was one well lived. Deepest sympathy to the family.

Jill Bailey from Canandaigua, NY on Jun. 10, 2023

Ron was a kind, and gentle man. He hired me in 1990 to join the Marcus Whitman family, for which I will be forever grateful.
My thougthts and prayers are with his family.

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