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Francis L. "Budd" Davenport

Francis L. “Budd” Davenport, age 93, of 450 Waller Ave., Bloomsburg, passed away at Grandview Health & Rehabilitation, Danville, at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Born in Catawissa on August 15, 1925, he was the son of Frank D. and Catherine E. (Schug) Davenport. He had been a resident of Bloomsburg since 1947.

Budd served in the U.S. Navy  during WWII, traveling around the world twice. He served on five ships: U.S.S. James G. Pettigrew; U.S.S. Phillip H. Sheridan; U.S.S. George Handley; U.S.S. William Wirt; and U.S.S. Samuel Blatchford.

He formerly worked at the Bloomsburg school district as the superintendent of maintenance. He also did odd jobs, worked at the Magee Carpet Co., and was a cook. Most recently, he was a Deputy PA Game Protector  from 1958 to 1992.

Budd was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Washington Lodge 265 F&AM, and the Caldwell consistory, all of Bloomsburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, the former Mae L. Snowden, on January 20, 2012.

He is survived by his daughter, Virginia L., wife of Donald F. Yoder, Bloomsburg; son, William R. Davenport, Pulaski, NY; daughter, Diane M., wife of David Abele, Blue Rock, OH; six grandchildren: Traci L. Yoder, Sue Ann, wife of Rick Zima, William R. Davenport, Jr., wife Shannon, Alan F. Dolan, wife Holly, Jay Abele, wife Brenda, Sara, wife of Ryan Hughes; and nine great-grandchildren: Harrison Zima, Hayden Zima, Christian Davenport, Clayton Davenport, Nathaniel Dolan, Rachel Dolan, Wyatt Abele, Caroline Hughes, and Paige Hughes.

Services will be private.

The arrangements have been entrusted into the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.



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Virginia, Bobby, and Diane,
I have so many fond memories of your Dad. He taught me much about the game of football. He taught me so much about maintenance and painting when I worked on his crew during the summers for the Bloomsburg School District. I always enjoyed hearing about his fishing trips in Canada. He was a great neighbor and good man. He will be missed.

David Johnson Mar 2 2019 12:00 AM

My sympathy to family and friends. I am sure he enjoyed his time as a Deputy. God Bless.
T McClelland Deputy Gane Warden Retired

Terry McClelland Mar 1 2019 12:00 AM

Uncle Bud, you will be missed. I remember all the family Sunday dinners together and Mam Mams Chicken Pot Pie! Which I know you loved! RIP and say hi to aunt Lorraine, Mom and Dad and both Grammies for me! Have another Sunday fun day in eternity! Love, Cindy

Cynthia E. Toppin Feb 26 2019 12:00 AM

Bud was a dear friend. He will always be remembered by me as a kind and caring gentleman. I always visited him when I was in Bloomsburg. He will be missed by some, but always remembered by the people who he helped along the pathway of life. Rest in peace my dear friend until we meet again.
Joe Millard Sunset Beach, NC

Joe Millard Feb 26 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Diane and family - saw your dad's obituary in today's PE online - my sincerest condolences go out to your family - I remember your dad so very well - we lived on corner of Glenn and Penn - but when first moved to Bloom in 1961 we were your neighbors on Washington Ave. Your dad was so kind. I am sure will miss him greatly - both of my parents (Charlie and Phoebe Miller passed away). Again - your dad was so well know in Bloom - love to your family. Sandy Miller

Sandra Miller Jarrard Feb 26 2019 12:00 AM