GATES: Formerly of Montpelier, VT, Dean passed away on April 12, 2018 at the age of 85. He was predeceased by his parents Daniel and Minnie Davis, brother Alden Davis and granddaughter Christy Parker Davis.
Dean leaves behind many friends and loved ones. He is survived by his wife and best friend Sonia Parker Davis, sister Linda Cooper; children Deborah (Dennis) White, Scott (Christine) Davis, and William Davis; grandchildren Kelly (Matthew) Cox, Jennifer (Benjamin) Olsen, Andrew White, Ryan Davis, and Zachary Davis. In addition to being a wonderful father and grandpa, Dean is also the great grandfather of several precious little ones.
He was a tennis enthusiast and also enjoyed camping and sailing in the Adirondacks. Dean was a past officer of the Insurance Club of Rochester and established and taught a prerequisite course for the state insurance licensing exams. He owned and managed the J. A. Edwards Insurance agency for many years. Active in the community, Dean was a former officer in the Rotary Club and a member and Elder of Gates Presbyterian Church. He had a kind and generous heart and a strong spirit.
We wish to express our deepest gratitude to all the wonderful caregivers and staff at Cottage Grove (Rochester Presbyterian Home) and the Episcopal Church Home.
All are invited to a memorial service at Gates Presbyterian Church, 1049 Wegman Road, Rochester, NY 14624 on Sunday, April 15, at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association in Dean's memory.