It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that I share with you the news of the passing of the long-time College Park resident Doris Davis last week. Her viewing and funeral are tomorrow morning at Saint Joseph’s in Beltsville. Her obituary and more information about her funeral can be found here.

Doris and her husband Tom (Blaine) Davis received City’s prestigious Jack Perry award in 2019. The following is from my post I wrote about the news:

Doris and Tom Davis moved to College Park 51 years ago and for 49 of those years, they have been involved in the neighborhood, civic and municipal affairs.

Doris remembers being an integral part of the committee to plan events in celebration of College Park’s 50th anniversary of incorporation in 1997.

She helped to facilitate the events which were planned for each month, including the cleaning of the old Post Office, a Valentine’s Day dance and an egg hunt.

A staunch supporter of our military veterans, Doris served as the chair and member of the Veterans Memorial Improvement Committee, later to become the Veterans Memorial Committee, for 15 years. Her meetings were always short and sweet. Under her supervision, each and every year, veterans from all military branches were remembered on Memorial Day and Veterans Day in a touching fashion. She has since given up her duties on the committee.

In the 1990s, Doris was not only a member of the North College Park Citizens Association, but she also served as its treasurer.

Only a few years ago, Doris worked for a month at Spellman House temporarily replacing a staff member.

A senior herself, she ensured the residents had their needs met in a timely fashion.