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Kenneth Davis (KB2KFV )
September 3 2012
Kenneth T. Davis, Jr., former Green Island Chief of Police, died Monday, September 3, 2012 at the Samaritan Hospital in Troy after being stricken ill at his home. A native and lifelong resident of Green Island, he was son of the late Kenneth and Muriel O'Donnell Davis. He was a graduate of St. Joseph's School in Green Island, LaSalle Institute in Troy and Hudson Valley Community College. Ken started his career in law enforcement as a dispatcher for the Green Island Police Department. He followed in his father's footsteps becoming a patrolman in 1974, sergeant in 1981 and served as chief from 1992 until retiring in 1996. Ken was a communicant of the former St. Joseph's Church in Green Island, a member of the Troy Amateur Radio Association, where he served as past president and on the board of directors. He was a member of the NYS Chiefs of Police, the NE Chiefs Association, the Watervliet Lodge of Elks, the Cohoes Loyal Order of Moose, the Sons of the Legion in the Legnard-Curtin Post, the American Radio Relay League and was a member and past president of Chapter 8 of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club. Ken was married for 32 years to his best friend and soul mate, Marilyn Knapp Davis; brother-in-law of Linda and Jim O'Brien. Ken is also survived by his best friend, Steve (Rita Patrick) Watson; his caregiver, George DeLong; his dog, Sable and several cousins, nieces, nephews and godchildren. Funeral services, led by Father Thomas Kelly, will be held on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the McNulty Funeral Home, 147 Hudson Avenue, Green Island. Interment will follow at St. Agnes Cemetery in Cohoes. Calling hours will be on Thursday from 4 to 7 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions in memory of Ken be made to either the Troy Amateur Radio Association or the , in care of the funeral home. Please go to www.mcnultyfuneralhomegreenisland.com to leave a message for the family.
73 K2HAT Lee
Contributed by: Lee Hatfield Jr K2HAT (K2HAT)
Ken was a great guy.
Contributed by: (KB2WIG)
Ken was a great guy. He'll be missed.
Contributed by: (KB2WIG)
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