Charles L. Davis
July 21, 2020

CHARLES L. DAVIS: On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, after a brief illness. Devoted husband of Pauline Zubin Davis, who were married for 50 years. Son of the late William and Esther Davis of Pittsburgh, brother of Alan Davis (Carrie) and the late Murray Davis. Beloved father of sons, Eric J. Davis (Suzanne) of Columbus, Ohio and Joshua Davis (Rema) of New York City. Adoring grandfather of Benjamin Davis and Simon Davis. Cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Also, a fabulous cousin. Charles was a graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School class of 1956. He would go on to the University of Pittsburgh where he graduated in 1960 and served as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army Intelligence Unit during the Bay of Pigs Invasion & the Cuban Missile Crisis. After being honorably discharged he was hired by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation where he would spend over a half century as their manager of government contracts for the nuclear fuel division, ethics director and contracts consultant. In 1991 he was awarded the Westinghouse Order of Merit, their highest honor. In retirement Charles was an avid swimmer, reader, canine companion, traveler, and writer of strongly worded letters. He treated his family like friends and his friends like family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Pittsburgh. Graveside Services and Interment will be held on Thursday at 12 Noon at Homewood Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.


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Dear Pauline, I am so sorry for your loss. I also swam with Charlie at the JCC. He was always so pleasant and welcoming. Fondly, Doris Braun

By Doris Braun - August 12, 2020

For many years we swam together during the summer - often sharing a lane - and I always enjoyed his company. I would look forward to our pre and post swim conversations as Charlie was as intelligent as he was insightful and he had a marvelous sense of humor. He was a proud father, grandfather and husband and always shared stories about his family. The JCC Monroeville Pool will not be the same without him. My deepest condolences to all.

By Jon Prince - August 02, 2020

Charles was a valued Allderdice classmate and all around popular guy. I was in his class and we had many good memories. He was kind and studious. I extend heartfelt condolences to his wife and family.

By John Spear - July 24, 2020

Dear Pauline, Eric, Josh and family, We wanted to thank you for sharing this wonderful man with us. We feel so fortunate to have had him as a friend for many, many years. Charlie was always uplifting and a pleasure to be with. His eyes lit up whenever he spoke of his family. He made this world a better place and will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace. Ronni and Billy Berg, Monroeville ,

By Ronni Berg - July 23, 2020