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William M. Davis

CORINTH — William M. Davis, “Bill,” 74, died peacefully at home, after a long illness, on Thursday, March 7, 2019, just three days shy of his 75th birthday.

He is survived by his beloved companion of 18 years, Mary Ann Cheney; two sisters, Darla Jowett (Jack) and Robin Minichino (Robert); and one brother, Robert Davis (Sally); nephews, Christopher Davis Johnson, Robbie Davis and Adam Minichino; one niece, Mary Rose Minichino; and a great-nephew, Logan Johnson. He is also survived by Mary Ann's children, Charles (Chip) Cheney IV (Brenda), Lynn Bolton (Rich), William Cheney (Shannon) and Jill Bovee (Jeff); grandchildren, Charles Cheney V, Shawn Cheney, Gavin Bovee and Ella Bovee.

He was predeceased by William H. and Mildred E. Davis and granddaughter, Amanda Deuel.

Bill was born in Baltimore, Maryland, later moving with his parents to Gloversville and later Sacandaga Park. He was a 1962 graduate of Northville Central School and later graduated with a B.A. from East Carolina University. He was an avid outdoorsman man, enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, boating and hiking in the Adirondacks — achieving the level of Eagle Scout as a teen-ager.

During his career, Bill held prominent positions in many well-known local organizations including Boy Scouts of America and St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam. He was the Executive Director of the Hudson-Black River Regulating District for many years. He finished out his career as Director of the Saratoga Senior Center.

Bill was always involved in his community. He was the Fulton County Republican Chairman during the years prior to the election of George Pataki as Governor of New York State and was instrumental in turning out the vote in upstate New York. Bill was also a big supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, helping with their annual fundraisers. Most recently, he was the President of the Corinth Rotary club.

Friends and family will remember Bill as a smart, funny, compassionate politically astute person who lived life to the fullest, truly loved the Great Sacandaga Lake and appreciated the beauty of the Adirondacks.

Private services will be held for family only at Brewer Funeral Home, Inc., 24 Church St., Lake Luzerne.

To express online condolences, please visit www.brewermillerfuneralhomes.com.

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