July 13, 1914 - April 13, 2021

John F. Davis was born on July 13, 1914, in Georgetown, Guyana. He met and fell in love with the love of his life, Dolly and they married on September 26, 1942.  He and Dolly migrated to New York in 1958, in search of a better life for their family. There he took a job in the garment industry, later relinquishing that job for one in tailoring. From his, always, dapper attire, one could tell he loved the tailoring business, and took great pride in his work, as he did with everything in his life. From there, Frank went on to work for British Airways, where he continued to work with pride and impress those around him. Upon his retirement from British Airways and return to Guyana in 1981, the company honored him with a farewell party, a celebration that is traditionally reserved for retired managers. We all know that wherever Frank went, he carried himself regally.  Everyone else knew it too and could see that special quality. He was a man with great character, integrity, and infectious care and concern for those around him. 

Because of his love for Guyana and political concerns he made sure he did his part in helping to bring everyone up to date on the affairs of Guyana over the years, by hosting events at his home at 135-11 140th street in Queens, NY. As a member of the Queen’s Groupof Guyana, the organization of which his wife, Dolly, was president, Frank attended many social functions (always dapperly dressed!)  

 Frank was a family man.  He adored his daughter, Donna and never thought of George as a son-in-law but as a son.  He has many a roll and title. Dad to many, Brother Frank to a slew of others, Uncle Frank to another wave of loved ones, and Grandpa to some.  Those who knew and loved him gave him too many titles to count. He was a singer and a dancer.  Many can attest to both. His favorite song was the Lords Prayer where he would always hit the high notes. 

He had a great love of sports, cricket, basketball, and baseball were his favorites, so much so, that the last thing he about was the Knicks winning back-to-back games to bring them back to 500. Since his return to the states in September of 2020, he has spent his months surrounded by his family and friends. Frank was admitted to Mercy Hospital on Saturday, the tenth of April 2021, and passed away, peacefully, in his sleep on Tuesday, the thirteenth of April, 2021. 

 A man loved by all. A man to be emulated. A life that will hardly be duplicated. He leaves behind his loving daughter, Donna and son-in-law, Edric, grandson Ricky (Jennifer), granddaughter, Erica (Kieran), great-grandson, Elijah, and a host of other family members especially the Noble Family, The Veecock Family and the Davis Family to mourn his death and celebrate the gifts of his amazing life and legacy.  

 May his soul rest in peace.

Reposing at the Fullerton Funeral Home, Inc., 769 Merrick Road, Baldwin, New York on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary R.C. Church in Roosevelt, New York. Private Cremation. fullertonfhny.com

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Thoughts & Prayers

Posted by Maxine Veecock on
My condolences to Donna and family.
May his soul Rest In Peace.
Posted by Fredell - Seifforth Blakeney on
Dear Donna,
I’m so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I know this is a very sad time for you and your family.
You have my deepest sympathy????????
Posted by Pamella on
My sincere condolences to the family, may his soul RIP ????????
Posted by Terrence A Wilburg Jr. on
My thoughts and prayer are with the entire extended family, all my loved ones with deepest condolences and the hope that those you stay in contact with because of knowing Uncle Frank spirits forward his legacy among us all. Love Terry Jr.
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