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Darrel A. Davis

September 23, 1947 ~ October 30, 2021 (age 74)

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Darrel A. Davis, 74 of Greensburg, passed away suddenly early Saturday morning. October 30, 2021, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg.

He was born on September 23, 1947 in McKeesport, son of the late Duane T. Davis, Sr and

Dorothy C. (Dontrich) Davis. Darrel attended Grand View Church of God, Smithton.

He grew up in North Huntingdon and graduated from Norwin High School, went on to graduate

from Robert Morris Jr College with an Associates in Arts degree and California University in PA with a

Bachelor of Arts degree. Darrel was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy, MCB 71

"Seabees" Naval Construction Battalion and served for one tour of duty in Vietnam, joining the

Naval Reserve upon discharge. Darrel was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal with Fleet Marine Force Combat Insigna with three Bronze Stars, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon and attained the Rank of E-3.

He was employed by U S Steel Irvin Works as a machinist and Expediter for 47 1/2 years, and was a member of the Steel Workers Union #2227 District 10.  He was an avid golfer and enjoyed being a member of Hannastown Golf Club as well as the Syria Shrine Golf Club.

Darrel was a Past Master of Omni Lodge # 582 Free & Accepted Masons and member of:   Scottish Rite

32nd degree, East Hills Royal Arch Chapter #268, Liberty Valley Council #50 of Royal & Select Master

Masons, Syria Shrine Temple, Past Patron of William E. Gelston Chapter #435 Order of the Eastern Star,

Amaranth Court #25, along with serving as Past Bethel Guardian Bethel #3 International Order of Job's

Daughters. He was currently serving as Commander P.C. Duquesne Commandery #72 Knights Templar.

 He is survived by his loving wife and "Best Friend Forever" of 48 years, Kathy D (Lynn) Davis and

daughter Kaitlin M. Davis, brother Duane T. Davis, Jr and wife Betsy Davis, a niece, nephew and great

nephews.  Darrel was a man of God and enjoyed Bible study with his brother, Duane.

Family and Friends are cordially invited to the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc 417 Pittsburgh Street,

Scottdale, 15683, Tuesday Nov 2 from 6-8 PM Wednesday Nov 3 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.

A Masonic Service will be held Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM by Omni Lodge #582, followed by an Eastern Star Service by Wm. E. Gelston Chapter #435, and Knights Templar Service by Duquesne Commandery #72.

Additional visitation will be held Thursday November 4 from 10 to 11 AM at which time the Funeral

Service will begin with Reverend David A Eichelberger, OSL .  Interment

will follow at Westmoreland County Memorial Park, 150 Eastside Drive (Route 136) Greensburg.  Full

Military Honors will be held at the Chapel in Memorial Park by the Mt Pleasant American Legion Post

446 Honor Guard.

 In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember him may make gifts in his name, Darrel A. Davis, to Shriners Hospitals for Children at 1645 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 or www.donate.Loveto the rescue.org

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