Obituary of Michael J. Davis
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ONEIDA . . . Michael J. Davis, 65, of 433 West Railroad Street, Oneida, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse. He was born on September 5, 1957, in Oneida. Mike spent his early years in Nelson, graduating from Cazenovia High School in 1976. He later graduated from Onondaga County Community College in 1978. Mike lived in Concord, NH for twelve years, returning to Nelson in 2009, and recently moved to Oneida. He was a chef most of his life, and worked for the Marriott Corporation for many years, supervising college dining facilities, and managed the Head Start meal program in Oneida, before retiring in 2018, due to his health. Mike enjoyed the outdoors, camping, woodworking, refinishing furniture, playing with his grandchildren, and spending time with his family. He married Rebecca E. "Becky" Lessaongang on September 29, 1979, in Syracuse. Surviving besides his wife, Becky, are: one daughter, Sarah (Dustin) Murdie of Canastota; one son, Shawn Davis of Buffalo; two grandchildren, Harper Murdie and Joyce Murdie; two brothers, James Davis of Geneva, and Jerome (Kathi) Davis of New Woodstock; three sisters, Jeanne (John) Benedict of Nelson, Judy Davis of Nelson, and Patricia (Hank) Luchsinger of Syracuse; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mike was predeceased by his parents, Fenton and Luella (Pratt) Davis of Nelson. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at the Nelson United Methodist Church, 3333 Route 20, Cazenovia, NY 13035. Pastor Lori Wyman will officiate. At Mike's request there will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the supervision of the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., 201 James Street, Canastota. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests that contributions be considered to CAVAC Ambulance, 106 Nelson Street, Cazenovia, NY 13035, with envelopes available at the church.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Michael Davis, please visit our Tree Store
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Nelson United Methodist Church
3333 State Route 20
Cazenovia, New York, United States
At Mike's request there will be no calling hours.
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