Richard C. Davies

Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | November 04, 2018

Richard C. Davies age 97, of West Mifflin, passed away peacefully in his home on November  4, 2018 with his wife by his side. Beloved husband of 10 years on November 8, 2018 Mary Jane (Tarabek) Beresnyak Davies; loving father of Mary Patricia Anne (Anthony) Boddy; grandfather of Mandy & Steven (Nicole) Boddy; great-grandfather of Zachary & Amelie Boddy & step great grandson Marcus Boddy; stepfather of Roseanne (James) Gordon of West Mifflin, Susan (James) Fiordeliso of Philadelphia, Amy (Dr. Robert) Nassif of Adams twp., Frank (Josephine) Beresnyak Jr. of North Huntingdon. Step grandfather of 8: Jane & Evan Fiordeliso, Olivia & Julia Nassif, Anna, Bella, & Gabby Beresnyak, and Matt (Molly) Gordon.Richard was born in London, England on April 19, 1921 to the late Leonard and Edith Mary (Dunsidon) Davies. He was a housing official for the local government in England. In 1940, at the age of 20 years, he volunteered into the Royal Air Force. In 1942, he trained as a wireless operator and in 1943 was trained as an air gunner to get his wings and sergeant stripes. In March of 1943, he was a radio flying instructor. In January of 1945, he was in operation training in Wellingtons Bomber. In June of 1945, he flew with the 135 Squadron Lancaster and flew a total of 1000 hours. In 1946, he was demobilized with the rank of warrant officer. He was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish. He attained celebrity status since coming to the United States being recognized in stores and in public.Visitation on Wednesday November 7, 2018  2-4 pm & 6-8 pm at Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Inc., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held on Thursday November 8, 2018 at 930 am, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10 am, Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating where military honors will be rendered.

Originally published November 04, 2018.

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