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Davis, William H.




William (Bill) H. Davis, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away on Friday July 23rd, 2021, at the age of 95. Bill was born on Dec. 26, 1925, to Harry and Ruth (Hughes) Davis in Louisville, Kentucky, where he was raised alongside his brothers Richard and Ronald. After high school, Bill enlisted in the US Navy and served as radio man during WWII. After the war, Bill received his electrical engineering degree from the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville, where in later years he was awarded The Outstanding Engineer Award and The University Outstanding Alumni’s Award. In 1951, Bill married Mary Ann Moothart and enjoyed a loving marriage until her death in 1985. They raised two daughters, Diane (Roger) Oxendale and Marcia (David) Bergren. In 1990, Bill married Elizabeth (Liz) Greulich. His marriage to Liz brought much love and joy into his life in addition to three more children, Thomas (Susan) Greulich, Elizabeth (Kevin) Gilleland, and Margaret (Michael) Morris. Both Bill and Liz enjoyed sharing a family of 5 children, 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren (with 2 more on the way). During his long career as a corporate executive, Bill relocated frequently from graduation to retirement. Bill started out in field sales and ended up in the corporate management of Allis Chalmers industrial and electric utility divisions. Then Bill was hired by Emerson Electric Company as Group Vice President, and progressed to Chairman of several of their companies, as well as President of their E.L. Wiegand Company in Pittsburgh. Throughout his career, Bill served on various advisory boards of banks, hospitals, and universities, including the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business, the Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville. Bill traveled extensively for both work and pleasure, which allowed him to visit 49 countries on 5 continents and all 50 US states. His favorites were Australia, New Zealand, England, Hawaii, and Egypt. He enjoyed trout fishing, shotgun sports and golf, and played numerous golf courses around the world. He was a member of Fox Chapel Golf Club, Rolling Rock Club, and the Duquesne Club. Later in his life, Bill focused on reading, particularly history and the Bible. Bill was an intelligent man with strong decision-making skills and the ability to strategize. His detailed memory was remarkable. Bill had a passion for life and an optimistic spirit. His faith in God was strong. Most of all, he will be remembered for how he enjoyed spending time with his wife and family and for the love and care he bestowed upon them. Arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. Oakmont