Davis-Ralph J. Jr., D.D.S. “Doc” of Alden, NY August 5, 2015. Beloved husband of Ruth (nee Layer) Davis; dear father of Richard D.D.S.(Sue), Rev. Gregory (Jackie), Dr. Christian (Susan) and Ellen (Dennis) Zehr; also survived byb 8 grandchildren; brother of the late Dwight Davis. Visitation will be held at the Charles Meyer Funeral Home 13228 Broadway Alden, and a memorial service from the Alden Presbyterian Church Alden at a time to be announced.
He graduated from Alden High School in 1942 as class valedictorian. He served in the army air force from 1943-46 as a navigator. He was a substitute teacher with the Alden School District and later graduated from the UB School of Dentistry. He began his practice in 1951 and retired 36 years later.
For over 50 years, he was an active member of the Alden Hook and Ladder Fire Company, still responding to calls. He served several posts with Boy Scout Troop 68.
He was a member of the Alden Presbyterian Church, the Mason Lodge, Alden Historical Society, the Alden Evergreen Cemetery.
Ralph originated the Dr. May Memorial Scholarship and assisted in forming the Dollars for Scholars scholarship program.
He was the Alden Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Citizen of the Year in 1999.