Former Penn Township business owner loved family, motorcycles
Renee Aiken loved to take weekend car rides with her dad, Richard Davis. That is, when he wasn’t on a motorcycle ride or on weekend excursions with his wife, Mary Ann.
“He was very outgoing, very adventurous, he loved people, he was very social and very kind and caring and would help anybody,” Aiken said. “He would give you the shirt off his back to help anyone and he probably did that more than once.”
Richard A. Davis of Penn Township died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. He was 75.
Born in Greensburg on Sept. 8, 1943, he was the son of Edwin and Jeanne Davis.
He met his wife in high school and they spent 57 years together. Mr. Davis and Mary Ann Davis spent most of their weekends taking short trips, their favorite spot being Tionesta, Forest County.
“They enjoyed riding around and exploring new places,” Aiken said. “Especially ice cream places.”
Aiken said her parents enjoyed traveling to new places and simply enjoying each other’s company.
After six years in the Marines, Mr. Davis opened Triple “D” Auto Parts in Penn Township, and often delivered parts and spent time with brother-in-law Mitch Radakovich, who would come to visit.
“His interests were definitely cars, motorcycles, his family, his grandchildren,” Aiken said. “He went to everything he could, baton recitals … honor society inductions, whatever the grandkids had, and he let the grandkids do whatever they wanted.”
Mr. Davis had eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Davis also enjoyed his motorcycle group, who Aiken dubbed “the gang.”
Together the group traveled to Rolling Thunder, a rally in Washington D.C., over the Memorial Day weekend, Thunder in the Valley in Johnstown and to Murrysville’s annual Blessing of the Bikes.
But for Aiken, her favorite time spent with her dad was going to Latrobe’s Banana Split Festival and getting breakfast on Saturday mornings.
Mr. Davis is preceded in death by his brother, Ed Davis.
In addition to his wife and daughter, he is survived by two sons, Richard Davis Jr. and Danny Davis, daughter Danae Wright and his grandchildren and great-grandchild.
Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Lindsay-Jobe Funeral Home, 3343 Route 130, Harrison City. Services will be held at 8:15 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Entombment with military honors will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions can be made to any Penn Township local organization.
Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, [email protected] or via Twitter .