Wm. Duane Davies

July 13, 2017 ‒ October 21, 1940

Marengo, Ohio

Wm. Duane Davies, age 76, of Marengo died Thursday afternoon, July 13, 2017 at OSU Medical Center in Columbus.

He was born on October 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio the son of the late Stephen Aloysius and Dorothy Marie (Luckhaupt) Davies.

Duane was a graduate of Holy Family School and was a Lieutenant with of the Ohio National Guard, serving for 23 years.  He started Davies Electric with Dean Grossholtz of Grove City incorporating in 1974, and now ran by his son Stephen.

In 1962, he married Ruth Huntzinger at Holy Family Church.  They recently celebrated 54 years together as husband and wife.  Together, they took great pride in running both the Prairie Boys Athletic Association and the Highland Community Park for many years.  They loved the children that played at these facilities.  In fact, there are children, now grown, who still remember the work put in by Ruth and Duane that allowed them to play ball.

He will be missed by his children and their spouses, Stephen and Cathy of Grove City, Mike and Julie of Powell, and Darlene and Eric Thacker of Marengo; nine grandchildren Stephanie, Sean, Tarren, Heather, Daryian, Trent, Jaxson, Jordan, and Jaidyn; great grandson Stephen; and siblings Howard Davies of Florida and Rose Ann Holocher of Columbus.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Ruth on March 13, 2017 and siblings Paul Davies, Donna Flynn, and Rosemary Davies.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Holy Family Church, 584 West Broad Street, Columbus Ohio 43215.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Columbus.  Friends may call on the family on Monday from 5-7 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.

Memorial contributions may be made to Morrow County Rehabilitation, c/o Morrow County Hospital, 651 West Marion Street, Mount Gilead, OH 43338.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Mr. Davies Family.  Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • I am so sorry to learn of Duane’s passing. He and Ruth were very kind to Aaron, and my family, and Duane gave Aaron his first job working Davies Electric. He will be missed. Prayers to the family.

  • He was all about kids! He took pride in maintaining the Highland Park. Greeting people with a smile, even while on a tractor, is how I will remember him. He did not know a stranger, always friendly and very social. A GREAT MAN that I had the honor to know!

  • Sorry to hear of Duane’s passing. We were neighbors in the 40’s & 50’s on Hayden Ave. We wish condolences to all of the Davies family.

  • Dear Dar, Eric & family,

    So very sorry for the loss of your father, father-in-law & grandpa. He was such a very sweet man to all he met. May he & Ruth be dancing in Heaven and may God grant you peace today and always in the memories left for you to cherish forever.

    Love, Judy

  • To the entire Davies family, thanks for sharing your loved-one with our community. I first met Duane as our small army of volunteers struggled to get Highland Community Park opened and fulfill a mission to serve the recreation needs of kids and families. When Duane committed himself to the effort, things got a whole lot easier for all of us. His patience, dedication and willingness to simply “be available” to so many kids, coaches and families was truly a blessing. He was a friend to everyone he met. I will miss my friend. -Tim Belcher; on behalf of my entire family.

  • God Bless and Thank YOU, Lt. Davies for your 23 years of service in The Ohio National Guard…. RIP …. And Semper Fi………… Solider.