Alan R. Davis, 73, of North Haven, husband of Joyce Barboza Davis, passed away July 17, 2014 after an extended illness. Father of Jarita Davis of West Falmouth, MA and Erick Davis of Chapel Hill, NC. Grandfather of Lyra Hitchcock-Davis. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was born in Boston, MA on June 8, 1941, the son of the late Edgar J. and Ruth Ransom Davis, and had resided in North Haven since 1978. Alan proudly served in the US Air Force from 1959 to 1963 and later was employed for the FAA as an Electronics Technician at Sikorsky Airport in Stratford from 1967 to 2002. He then worked for the Raytheon Corp. from 2002 until retiring in 2006. He enjoyed fishing, jazz, and chess. (Service changed to SUNDAY) Relatives and friends may visit with his family on SUNDAY, July 27, from 5 to 8 PM at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN. A Funeral Service will be held at 8 PM. Interment will be Monday at 1 pm in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Vitas Hospice, www.vitas.com/ct/connecticut-hospice/about-us/locations/vitas-inpatient-hospice-unit-at-st-marys-hospital , 56 Franklin St. Waterbury, CT 06706.

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  1. I was saddened when I heard of Alan’s passing. Al was both a friend and a mentor since we first met in the late 70’s; I met him at a time when I was brand new to the field of FAA electronics and Al was at the top of his game. When I transferred to Bangor in 1992, I took a little bit of Al with me; if I was stumped while working on a technical problem, I would often wonder to myself what Al would do if he was here with me and at those times that one thought alone would often help me work my way out of a bad situation. Al loved to go fishing out in the Sound and often I would tag along. Mary still talks about the time she went out with us and the fish she caught; that was at a time when you could actually eat the fish that you caught there. Al was always adept at anything competitive whether it was fishing, cribbage or chess. I regret that due to a health issue I could not be at the services, but Alan is in my thoughts. We offer our sincere condolences to Joyce, Jarita and Erick. We wish you peace.

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