In Memorium: Longtime Fair Havenite Raymond Davis, 82

Longtime Fair Havenite Raymond E. Davis, Jr. passed away at Care One King James in Atlantic Highlands on May 9. He was 82.

Ray lived most of his life in Fair Haven before moving to Shadow Lake Village in Middletown seven years ago. Most of what he enjoyed in life revolved around his time with family and friends in Fair Haven.

“Ray was very involved in his community. Whether planning the big firework show or coaching/supporting his daughters’ sports teams, he always made his presence known. He was a proud man that made sure those around him were always smiling and taken care of.  Whether it was his peanut butter and ham sandwich he just made or giving up his seat at the bar, Ray always looked out for others. He loved his daughters and grandchildren immensely. If you knew him, then you know that a hug from Ray Davis was like no other.”   

Loved ones of Raymond E. Davis in his obituary
Raymond Davis
Photo/Family via John E. Day Funeral Home

Ray was a proud member and past commodore of the Shrewsbury River Yacht Club. There, “he enjoyed spending time with his friends and family,” his obituary said. “Ray was an avid golfer that loved sharing the sport with his beloved wife Sandy.”

Born in Clarks Summit, PA to the late Raymond and Trina Davis, Ray graduated from Scranton University in Pennsylvania and worked as an insurance broker for John Hancock for many years. He served his country in the U.S. Army.

Ray is survived by: his loving wife of 51 years, Sandra (Samale) Davis; his four daughters and their husbands, Kent and Patrick Farley, of NC, Brooke and William Johnson, of TX, Jodi and Scott Ward, of Navesink, and Courtney Davis, of Middletown; his sister and brother in law, Gail and Andrew Morris, of WI; and his five grandchildren, Austin and Brandon Farley, Chase Johnson, and Tyler and Morgan Ward.

“No one enjoyed life better than Ray Davis,” his family said in his obituary.  A “proper sendoff” is being planned for the future.

In the meantime, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Ray’s memory to: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management