Samuel (Sam) W. Davis

Samuel (Sam) W. Davis, age 99, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2024, one day shy of his 100th birthday. Sam was born April 21, 1924 in Brownsville, PA. to the late Jacob and Pauline Wess Davis. He grew up in Mather, PA, and spent most of his adult life in Uniontown.  In addition to his parents, Sam is also preceded in death by two brothers, Isadore “Izzy” Davis and Ralph Davis.


After high school Sam enlisted in the Army and served in France, Germany and Austria during World War II. For his service in France, Sam was knighted into the French Legion of Honor. French President Emmanuel Macron presented Sam with his medal at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. in November 2022.


Sam, his brother Izzie, and father owned and operated J. Davis and Sons, general store in Isabella, PA. Subsequent to selling that business, Sam worked in Morris Men’s Store and Boys Store, Daniel’s apparel store and Mundel’s Furniture, before being forced by his daughter to retire at 90 years of age. He was also a faithful member of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Uniontown.


Because of his sociable nature, Sam was an excellent salesman. Many of his customers became lifelong friends of his.  Sam’s life revolved around his late wife, Bernice, and his daughter, Sandy.  Both women adored him. Sam never raised his voice got angry, or ever won an argument with either of them.  Sam’s final ten years were spent near Frederick, MD to be closer to his daughter.


Sam will forever be remembered by his only child Sandy, who hopes to live life even half as joyfully as Sam did.


Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIES, INC. 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA, where friends and family will be received on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 from 2 until 3 PM followed by the Lavayah service celebrating Sam’s life at 3 PM.  Military rites will be accorded graveside by AMVETS Post# 103. Interment will be in the Holy Society Cemetery, Hopwood, PA.


In lieu of flowers, donations to Fayette Friends of Animals, PO Box 282, Uniontown, PA 15401. Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at and on the funeral home Facebook page.


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