Naperville Rotarian, past president and past district governor Art Davis passed away Tuesday night. Well known for his gentle humor and big heart, Art played a major role in our club and district, participating in Oktoberfest, Naperville Rotary Charities, leading the effort to donate a Naperville ambulance to Metropolis Illinois and the surrounding county, working with Easter Seals, and so much more. He will be greatly missed.
Arthur "Art" Davis, age 72, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1974 died suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. He was born June 4, 1940, in Hinsdale, IL. Loving husband of Sandra A. "Sandy", nee Riemersma, Davis, whom he married May 2, 1964; devoted son of the late Charles K. and Ann (nee Bovy) Davis; dear brother of Thomas W. (Lori) Davis and the late Charles K. Davis, Jr. and Philip J. (the late MariFran) Davis; fond uncle of 13 and great-uncle of many; brother-in-law of Grant L. (Shelly) Riemer. Art served in the U.S. Air Force (Air National Guard) and owned and operated Davis Automotive in Naperville with his wife, Sandy, from 1974-2011.
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Frank Hnilo's and Paul Lehman's Letters
Bill Garlough discusses how Art recruited him into Oktoberfest
Liz Zienty talks about how Art saved the day for a Rotary Exchange student
Jim Bergeron Sr talks about Art's Commitment
Tom Miers talks about Art's impact on the YMCA and other community organizations
John Gallagher talks about what it was like to meet Art for the first time
Jerry Feldott remembers why the first Thursday in October was special to Art
John Knobloch talks about what it was about Art that attracted him to Rotary
Bill Anderson remembers how Art got his first car started
Jimmy Bergeron talks about how Art talked him into Oktoberfest
Prakasam Tata talks about Art's help with International Service