Wesley Alan Davis, Sr. Posted: 2016-02-17 14:05:44


Wesley Alan Davis Sr., 70 formerly of Goshen, Indiana, and Winsted, Connecticut, died Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at home. He had been ill for almost 3 years.

He was born on Nov. 14, 1945, to Thomas and Olive (Clauss) Davis in Winsted. He married Frances L. Hrobak on Dec. 10, 1966, in Winsted. She survives with two daughters Stephanie (Thomas) Sibal of Goshen, and Nicole (Rick) Lewis of Lexington, Kentucky; a son, Wesley Jr. (Rita), also of Pingree Grove; five grandsons, Steven and Alexander of Goshen, Tyler and Zachary of Lexington, and Wesley III, also of Pingree Grove; two granddaughters, Emily of Lexington and Megan of Pingree Grove; a sister, Linda (Jack) Maley of Clearwater, Florida; a sister-in-law, Marlene Davis, also of Clearwater; and a brother, Thomas (Nancy) Davis of Winsted. A brother, James Davis, is deceased.

Wes graduated from Gilbert High School in Winsted in 1963. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1964-1969. Wes graduated from the McClean School of Nursing (Belmont, Massachusetts) in 1966. He received his bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s College, North Windham, Maine, in 1973 and earned his master’s degree in hospital administration from Rensselaer at Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut in 1978.
Wes worked at Winsted, Torrington (Connecticut), and Cortland (New York) hospitals before moving to Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Indiana, from 1983 until he retired in 2005 as executive vice president. Wes and Fran moved to Pingree Grove in 2008. He enjoyed reading, classical music and travel, especially cruises.

Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19th at the DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral & Cremation Service, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 20th at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 845 W. Main St., West Dundee, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rainbow Hospice, 799 S. McLean Boulevard, Elgin, Illinois 60123 or Food for the Poor, www.foodforthepoor.org.

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Zels Johnson 2016-02-17 11:06:20

My condolences to your family Stephanie. He sounds like he was quite a man.

Mary Ellen Shedron 2016-02-17 11:13:23

My condolences to you, Stephanie, Alex and Steven, and all your family. Praying for your peace of heart as you grieve and embrace all you so loved about your Father and Grandfather to incorporate into your lives. Indeed it is a special gift to know you will again see him again in heaven.

Jenny Tackett 2016-02-17 11:15:13

Very sorry for your loss Nicky. Many thoughts and prayers for you and all your family. Sounds like he was a great Man and Father.

Kim Wattenberger 2016-02-17 13:58:46

Thoughts and prayers for family and friends.

Sharon Damron 2016-02-17 14:28:45

Prayers for you and the family . I am so sorry for your loss.

Laurie Fox Pessemier 2016-02-17 19:12:02

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Wes was a great guy. My father shares my feelings -- and sends his condolences as well.

Deb Davis Wood 2016-02-17 22:39:41

Aunt Fran....my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family at this very sad and difficult time.

Mary Henion 2016-02-18 00:16:01

Prayers for you and your family.

Jim LaFlamme 2016-02-18 00:57:04

I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with the entire family. Wes was a great man a great friend and an even better husband and Father, someone you wanted to emulate your life after, he touched so many folks, he did so much for me personally, its a huge loss and a very sad day. I will miss him.

Lynn 2016-02-18 01:47:24

My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time We are promised that soon "no resident will say: "I am sick." Isaiah 33:24 The Holy Writings are a book of history but also a book for the future. In that future we have the opportunity to see our loved ones again. John 5:28, 29

Kevin Higdon 2016-02-18 04:28:31

Sorry to hear but well all remember the great times we had working and laughing together. He was is an awesome man, friend and confidant. I feel I am a better person because I knew Wes. Well all miss him.

Patrick Liah Griffin 2016-02-18 04:34:34

Our condolences to the Davis family. Our thoughts are with you.

Jerry & Cindy Vaughn 2016-02-18 07:30:41

Fran sorry to hear Wes has died thoughts and prayers are with and family. He was a lot of fun to be with in EGH board meeting he and Jim Pettie made it worth going God must needed someone for Jim to talk with. He was well liked at the hospital. He will be missed. Anything you need let use know. Jerry & cindy vaughn

Cheryl Puhl 2016-02-18 12:53:04

We are sad to hear of your family's loss. Your family's love sustained him remarkably in recent years. A blessed life well lived and cherished.

Tena Schneberger 2016-02-19 09:23:04

Nicky and family, each of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord be the strength of your hearts and fill you with his everlasting peace. Love you "God has you in his arms, I have you in my heart" :) Hugs

Walter and Sherry Crossley 2016-02-27 03:17:19

So sorry for your loss. His positive attitude and jest for life made him a joy to be with. We know he will rest in peace .