Retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jefferson Clark Davis, 62, of Newport, most recently of Cranberry Township, Pa., passed away following a hard-fought battle against cancer Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Pennsylvania.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, June 21 at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville, Pa.

Born in Elrama, Pa., to the late Clark R. and Phyllis R. Davis, Jefferson graduated from Mon Valley Catholic High School, going on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree at Kent State University in Ohio and his Master of Science in public health degree at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.  He began his expansive career with 15 years as a U.S. Naval Officer, serving during the Persian Gulf War, and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. Jefferson’s civilian career as an industrial hygienist included employment at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, the Defense Logistics Agency in Richmond, Va., and environmental investigations in Morrisville.  He came to Cranberry Township to work as a senior industrial hygienist with MSHA/Department of Labor.

Jefferson was a member of the Military Officers Association of America and the American Industrial Hygiene Association, earning many accreditations and certifications as a health and safety professional.  He was Lutheran by faith, and was a former member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Durham.

Jefferson will be greatly missed by his wife, April E. Kotouch Davis of Newport; son, Clark W. Davis of Chapel Hill; daughter, Cadyn E. Davis of Newport; sisters, Claudia R. Michalic of Monongahela, Pa., and Gayle L. Davis of Sewickley, Pa.; brothers-in-law, Andrew D. “Skip” Michalic of Monongahela, Pa., and Todd D. Kotouch of Alexandria, Va.; aunt, Carol L. Wooten of Columbus, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins.

Memorial contributions in Jefferson’s name may be made to UPMC Family Hospice, Canterbury Place, 310 Fisk St., Lawrenceville, PA 15201, or the Do It For Drew Foundation, 103 Pilots Court, Newport, NC 28570 or online at doitfordrew.org.

Professional services have been entrusted to Noll Funeral Home Inc. of Beaver, Pa.  Online condolences may be shared at nollfuneral.com.

(Paid obituary)

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