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John P. Davis, Jr.

November 7, 2022

Obituary

On Monday November 7, 2022, John Phillips Davis, Jr., aged 97 of Longwood at Oakmont,

formerly of Fox Chapel, husband of the late Mary Oates Davis; father of George

Barrington Davis (Blythe) and John Phillips Davis, III (Jeanne (Bitsy)), both of

Pittsburgh; Elizabeth Maxwell Davis of Keswick, Virginia; Mary Oates Davis of New

York City; and the late Ann Miller Davis; also survived by six grandchildren: Alexandra

Maxwell Davis and Andrew Rodgers Davis; Annie Oates Bennett and Julia Jean Bennett;

and John Phillips Davis, IV and Eliza Mary Davis. Mr. Davis was a graduate of Shady

Side Academy, class of 1942. He attended Williams College and was graduated from

Harvard College in 1947 and Harvard Law School in 1950. He was a partner and former

assistant managing partner of Reed Smith LLP. During World War II he served in the

94th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, receiving the Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals.

Active in many organizations, he was a member of the Carnegie Institute Board and was

the senior Board member and former Chairman of the Board of Shady Side Academy. A

special thanks to Mackara Briggs who provided help, support, companionship and love to

John, for which the family and he will always be grateful. Services will be held at

Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave. on November 26 at 11:00 a.m. Friends will

be received at the church one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, remembrances

may be made to the Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pgh. PA 15213 or to

Shady Side Academy, 423 Fox Chapel Road, Pgh. PA 15238. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
 

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Services

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 26, 2022

11:00 AM
Calvary Episcopal Church (Shady Ave Pittsburgh, PA)

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