Obituary, Herbert F. Davison, Jr

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Herbert F. Davison, Jr, 94, formerly a resident of Holmes, NY from 2003-2219, passed away late Sunday night, June 5, 2022 at his residence in Danbury, CT.

Born in Canandaigua, NY on December 28, 1927, he was the son on Herbert F. Davison, Sr. and Mona Elizabeth (Wood) Davison.  He graduated from Canandaigua Academy in Canandaigua, NY and received a Bachelors Degree from Cincinnati University in Ohio.  Herbert served in the US Army in the Signal Corps at the end of WWII from 1946-1949. After the service, he worked as an accountant for Agway in Canandaigua and later a comptroller for the Fingerlakes Racetrack in Farmington, NY.

Herbert’s favorite pastime was reading.  He had purchased many books on trains, railroads. World War II. History, and travel.  During his time in Holmes, he rekindled his interest in photography; he’d be at many events thru the years and would not only take photos at the events, but would be sure to have duplicates made and hand deliver to those in the photos, usually kids in various activities or Memorial Day parades, Legion events, Senior picnics, church functions, and of course family gatherings.  You would often see his nose buried in book at the Patterson or Pawling libraries.  He also had many happy hours at the Beekman Rec playing pinochle and going on day trips and doing puzzles at the Pawling Friendship Center.  He also enjoyed the Pawling Rec’s exercise classes.  He loved bands and marching music.

He was active in the Hasler-Kamp Post American Legion and also the Poughkeepsie Post 1302; he had been Historian at both posts.

Herbert also had a keen interest in coin/currency collecting and enjoyed traveling around the United States; his favorite trip was to Alaska.

He loved doing yardwork, mowing, raking leaves, and shoveling snow, alongside his daughter.

He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Hayner, of Holmes and his grandson Robert D. Hayner and his wife Gena, of Dover Plains.

Burial to be at the convenience of the family.

A Memorial service will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Memory of Herbert may be made to Smile Train at, any area Hospice, or a charity of your choice (please make sure you list who the donation is in memory of so the family will be notified).

Arrangements are under the direction of the Horn & Thomes, Inc. Funeral Home, 83 East Main Street, Pawling, NY.



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Author: Harlem Valley News