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By John D. Oravecz
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Noteworthy: Davis, a Westmoreland County native and founder of the Davis Supermarket chain, was named by the University of Pittsburgh as one of its 2013 Legacy Laureates. The Legacy Laureate program recognizes alumni for personal and career achievements.

Age: 92

Residence: Squirrel Hill

Family: Wife of almost 69 years, Phyllis; four children: James Davis, Carole Davis, Steven Davis and Rachel Leah “Terry” Davis

Occupation: Served as president of the Davis Supermarket chain in Greensburg for nearly 50 years

Background: Davis served on the Pitt-Greensburg advisory board, including as chairman from 1983 to 1985, and is now an emeritus member. He served in the Navy in World War II and fought on Normandy's Utah Beach during the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion.

Education: Graduated from Jeannette High School in 1939 and from Pitt in 1943 with a Bachelor of Arts in business

Quote: “In life your attitude will define you. Every day, do a good deed. A good name is your most precious legacy.”

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