John Ernest Davis

February 7, 1942 ~ January 6, 2020 (age 77)


John E. Davis, despite all odds, passed away after a prolonged battle with Juvenile Diabetes.  John represents living life to the fullest despite adversity.  He is known for his Hungarian spunk and addictive smile.  He lived a life with integrity at all times.  There was never any doubt regarding his priorities in life.  First, and foremost, was the love he had for his wife, Susan C. Davis for 53 years.  Secondly, he loved his children Scott, Michael, Jennifer and Jessica; and his nine grandchildren Ryan, Elayna, Kevin, Ryan, Mark, Adam, David, Nathan and Bradley.  He lived a charming life full of laughter, adventure and love.   He was driven by a deep faith in God.  There is no doubt that the secret to his longevity was his deep love for Susan. 


John was born on February 7, 1942 in Lorain, OH to John and Margaret (Yandrich) Davis.  He passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020.  He is also survived by sisters Susan Smith and Margaret Anthony.  He was the first in his family to receive a college degree.  He earned degrees in petroleum and electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, and an MBA from Pepperdine University.  He worked 25 years for Getty Oil in California, Texaco in Oklahoma, Belden and Blake in Ohio, Equitable Resources in Pennsylvania, MUFG in California, and consulted many years as a sole proprietor.  He enjoyed friendships made as far back as Hollywood High School.  He also enjoyed time with family, movies, golf, Las Vegas, math and problem solving.


He will be deeply missed.


“Life is like a bicycle, you must keep moving forward to stay upright.” John Davis


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

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January 23, 2020

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Darling Fischer Chapel of the Hills
615 N. Santa Cruz Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030

January 23, 2020

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Darling Fischer Chapel of the Hills
615 N. Santa Cruz Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030

Funeral Mass
January 24, 2020

10:00 AM
Christ Child Catholic Church
23230 Summit Road
Los Gatos, CA 95033


Santa Cruz Memorial


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

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