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Corinth— William M. Davis “Bill” 74, died peacefully at home, after a long illness, on Thursday March 7th, 2019 just 3 days shy of his 75th birthday.
He is survived by his beloved companion of 18 years, Mary Ann Cheney, two sisters, Darla Jowett (Jack), Robin Minichino (Robert) and one brother Robert Davis (Sally), nephews Christopher Davis Johnson, Robbie Davis, Adam Minichino, one niece Mary Rose Minichino and a great nephew Logan Johnson. He is also survived by Mary Ann’s children; Charles (Chip) Cheney IV (Brenda), Lynn Bolton (Rich), William Cheney (Shannon), Jill Bovee (Jeff), grandchildren; Charles Cheney V, Shawn Cheney, Gavin Bovee, and Ella Bovee.
He was predeceased by William H. and Mildred E. Davis and grand daughter Amanda Deuel.
Bill was born in Baltimore MD, later moving with his parents to Gloversville and later Sacandaga Park. He was a 1962 graduate of Northville Central School and later graduated with a B.A. from East Carolina University. He was an avid outdoorsman man, enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, boating and hiking in the Adirondacks --achieving the level of Eagle Scout as a teen-ager.
During his career Bill held prominent positions in many well-known local organizations including; Boy Scouts of America, and St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam. He was the Executive Director of the Hudson-Black River Regulating District for many years. He finished out his career as Director of the Saratoga Senior Center.
Bill was always involved in his community. He was the Fulton County Republican Chairman during the years prior to the election of George Pataki as Governor of New York State and was instrumental in turning out the vote in upstate NY. Bill was also a big supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, helping with their annual fundraisers. Most recently he was the President of the Corinth Rotary club.
Friends and family will remember Bill as a smart, funny, compassionate politically astute person who lived life to the fullest, truly loved the Great Sacandaga Lake and appreciated the beauty of the Adirondacks.
Private services will be held for family only at Brewer Funeral Home, Inc., 24 Church St., Lake Luzerne.