In memory of Mike Davis

MIke.jpg It is with great sadness that I tell you Mike Davis lost his courageous battle with cancer on August 15, 2005. He was a close friend and a great teacher. Mike was instrumental in the success of the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking since its opening in 2001. His warmth and sense of humor touched many lives at the school and he will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Bob VanDyke

Published in the Hartford Courant on 8/17/2005.

Michael R. Davis, 52, of Killingworth, passed away Monday (August 15, 2005) at St. Rapheal's Hospital with his beloved family by his side. He was born in New Haven, Oct. 15, 1952, the son of the late Harold and Evelyn (Reynolds) Davis. Michael was the proprietor of Applewood Engineering for over 20 years supplying sales and service for industrial equipment. He was a graduate of the Morgan School class of 1971. Michael was a member of the Killingworth Congregational Church and assisted at CT School of Woodworking in Manchester as a teacher. He was an avid kayaker and had a passion for woodworking. He will be remembered for his love of cooking, gardening and his devotion to his wife and sons. Michael will live on in the hearts of his beloved wife Laura (Moores) Davis of Killingworth; sons Joshua and his wife Lauren Davis of Washington, DC, and Nathan Davis and Ariel Gordon of Seattle, WA. In addition a brother John Davis of Middletown; three sisters Donna Piombino of Madison, Pamela Lincoln of Salem and Mary Ellen Davis of St.Thomas; as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Killingworth Congregational Church, Rt. 81, Killingworth.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245.