Malley Ralph Davis

Malley Ralph Davis, age 92, of New Bethlehem, died Monday afternoon, February 27, 2012 at the Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

Born May 31, 1919 in Brookville, he was a son of the late Mallie W. and Mae Lockwood Davis.

Ralph was a United States Army veteran, serving in Company C, 241st Engineer Combat Battalion, stationed in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.

He was a construction worker and dozer operator for C & K Coal Company, a member of the Oakland Church of God in Distant and attended the First United Methodist Church in New Bethlehem. He was also a member of the VFW Club in New Bethlehem, the New Bethlehem Masonic Lodge #522 and the Coudersport Consistory.

On February 16, 1940 he married the former Helen G. Metz. She preceded him in death on May 31, 1996.

He is survived by his three children; Nancy Hetrick of Vermilion, Ohio; Joanne Mohney and her husband, Jerry, of New Bethlehem and Thomas Davis and his wife, Linda, of Reynoldsville; Seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Ralph was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister: James Davis, Thomas Davis and Dorothy Shuster. He was also preceded in death by his great grandson, Levi S. Mohney.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012 at the Rupert Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 301 Penn Street, New Bethlehem.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 2, 2012 in the funeral home. Reverend Jimmy Swogger, pastor of the Oakland Church of God, will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Oakland Cemetery in Distant, Armstrong County.

Memorial contributions may be given in the name of M. Ralph Davis to the First United Methodist Church of New Bethlehem-Memorial Fund, 234 Penn Street, New Bethlehem, PA 16242.

Online condolences may be sent to Ralph’s family at

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