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Deceased Name: ALVIN DAVIS
Alvin Davis, 75, formerly of Duluth, passed away March 4, 2000, in Minneapolis.
Alvin was born in Duluth on Oct. 25, 1924, to Joseph and Florence (Levine) Davis. After graduation from Central High School, he attended college before enlisting in the Army. He was a veteran of World War II where he received two Purple Hearts. Upon his return, he joined the family business, West End Iron and Metal, and Duluth Hide & Furs until his retirement in 1975.
Alvin was known for his devotion to his family, his generosity, his love of shopping, and his sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, YB (Buddy) Davis; sisters Ghita Brodie and Riva Orenstein; and his special friend, Ruth Gensler.
He is survived by his first wife of 22 years, Esther Arnold and their children, Sue Davis of Denver, Jed (Gwyn) Davis of Colorado Springs, Colo., Sheila (Dale) Olmstead of Duluth, and Judy (Jason Dale) Davis of Golden Valley, Minn.
Service: 10 a.m. today in Hodroff & Son Chapel, Minneapolis. Graveside service at 2 p.m. in Tiffereth Israel Cemetery, Howard Gnesen Road with a reception following. In lieu of flowers, as per Jewish custom, memorials can be sent to Temple Israel of Duluth.
Duluth News-Tribune (MN)
Date: March 6, 2000