By Mary C. Cook

Doris Davis will be sorely missed by those who knew her. She slipped away peacefully on Oct. 13, 2021.  

Doris Davis passed away peacefully on Oct. 13.
Courtesy of Patrick Davis

Doris and her husband, Tom, were childhood sweethearts; they were always at each other’s side. This year, they celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. They were proud parents of two sons, Patrick and Michael. 

Doris and Tom moved to the city 53 years ago and for more than 50 of those years were involved in neighborhood, civic and municipal affairs. Many may remember Doris from her participation in the College Park Veterans Memorial Committee. She was a staunch supporter of military veterans and chaired the committee for 15 years, running a tight ship. Under her supervision, veterans from all military branches were remembered on Memorial Day and Veterans Day in a touching fashion.

Not to be forgotten, Doris was an integral part of the College Park 50th anniversary committee, in 1997. As a resident of the Hollywood neighborhood, she joined the North College Park Citizens Association and served as treasurer. In 2019, she and Tom received the city’s Jack Perry Award, celebrating their service to the community. Doris, a kind and giving person, will be remembered not only for her contributions to College Park but so much more.