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In Loving Memory of Don Davis
  June 2, 1953 - July 31, 2013

Our wonderful, longtime American friend went to be with the Lord at the ripe young age of only 60, after fighting a brief illness in a Tokyo hospital. Don was one of the most gracious human beings one could ever know, and was a longtime entertainer for young Japanese children in English education stage shows conducted in public halls all over Japan. He was also a teacher for the young mentally-challenged.

People come and people go
Some leave footprints in the snow.
But in the end you may find
Some leave footprints in your mind.

--G.W. Hall--

And you left me many wonderful footprints, my dear friend. Love you, miss you, and will never forget you, Daaa. Rest in peace and have a ball up there on the big playground in the sky.

Pics


Don Davis, World Family News, January 1997
Don Davis (R), World Family News, January 1997


Don Davis, Rose Party 2009
Don Davis (L), Rose Party 2009


Don Davis, Rose Party 2009
Don Davis, Rose Party 2009


Don Davis, Rose Party 2009
Don Davis, Rose Party 2009


Miracle worker Saint Don Davis
Miracle worker Saint Don Davis


Santa Don Davis with his cute elves
Santa Don Davis with his cute elves


Don Davis @ April 7, 2011 Tokyo PC Users Group meeting
Don Davis (L) at April 7, 2011 Tokyo PC Users Group meeting


Don Davis - Puppet Show 1
World Family Puppet Show, Niigata, Japan, Sept. 23, 1995


Don Davis - Puppet Show 2
World Family Puppet Show, Niigata, Japan, Sept. 23, 1995


Don Davis - Puppet Show 3
World Family Puppet Show, Niigata, Japan, Sept. 23, 1995


Video



Cloudy B toasts to our departed friend, Don Davis
(If player above is not visible, you can view video at YouTube here.)

The video above is from a memorial gathering held on Sun. Sept. 29, 2013 at Cafe La Bohéme Shinjuku-Gyoen in Tokyo to honor Don Davis, our friend and longtime employee at Disney's World of English, who left for greener pastures on July 31, 2013.

Other Online Tributes


Posts from his motorcycle buddies in the "Don Davis RIP" forum at the former Japanriders.com website:


Aug. 30, 2013 post by member "wrk2ride_ride2wrk":

This is a shout out for Don Davis a long time resident in Tokyo, and anyone who may have known him, and like me, be saddened by his passing.

Just heard Don Died at the end of July after months of illness.
I met Don maybe 8 yrs or so ago, through Greg Allen a fellow Texan who had a bike shop in Nippori.
A very nice guy, who rode here in Tokyo, no big bikes, but as he said, it set him free here.
Always a sad thing when a foreigner dies far from home friends and family.

Rest in peace, Don.

************

Aug. 31, 2013 post by member "EvilTwin":

I met Don once or twice, seemed like a good fella. Sorry for your loss.




Daaa, I miss you SO much! You touched my life in a very profound way. You will always be remembered and never forgotten! R.I.P., bro!


Notes:
1) To any of Don's family or friends, by all means feel free to offer your comments or tributes in the commenting section below! And please contact me if you have some pics to add to this page!

2) Don Davis' cremation was held at the Tama-Saijo Crematorium on Fri. August 2, 2013 from 9 am.
Address: 2-1-1 Tama-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-0002
http://www.nikka-tamasousaijyou.jp/
Tel.: 042-361-2174

 





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