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Joseph Y. Davis, 82

Joseph Y. Davis, 82

Joseph Y. Davis, 82, of Flat Rock, NC passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. He was the son of the late Joseph Y. Davis and Edith Mae Miller Davis.

Mr. Davis retired from the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant after serving 20 years. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kent State University, a Master’s degree in Education from Cleveland State University and completed additional graduate work in education at Ohio State University.

He worked for Lorain County Community College, The Ohio Board of Regents, and Columbus Community College as a teacher and administrator. Travel, reading and trapshooting were some of his favorite pastimes.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Susan S. Davis, Ph.D.; five daughters, Laura (Sergei) Traycoff of Indianapolis, IN; Susan DiDonato of Dublin, OH; JoAnn (Mike) McCarthy of Worthington, OH; Jennifer (Fred) Main of Columbia, SC; Rebecca (Ron) McKinney of Gibsonia, PA; one son, Jeffrey Davis of Tampa, FL; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A private celebration of life will be held for family and friends. Burial will take place at a later date in Sharpsville, PA.

Memorials may be made to the Elizabeth House-Four Seasons Compassion for Life at

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Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.