H. Edwin Davey, 89, of Earlville, NY died Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at University Hospital, Syracuse, due to complications from an auto accident.
He was born July 27, 1923 in Earlville, a son of William and Zelda Morey Davey and lived his entire life in the Earlville and Hamilton areas. He was a talented self-employed carpenter who built many homes in Madison County.
Ed served in World War II as a pilot in the US Army Air Force. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in June 1943 and was awarded the coveted “Silver Wings” medal. He later served as a Captain in the Air Force Reserves. Flying airplanes was his passion and he maintained a grass airstrip on his land in Earlville, where he lifted off to attend “fly-ins” at local airports. In his later years, Ed was a regular patron at the Huff Brau diner in Earlville, which became his lifeline to friends and good food.
Ed is survived by two sons, Daniel and Larry Davey; 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Jane Palmer of Earlville. He was predeceased by two brothers, William and Donald Davey,
In keeping with his wishes, there will be no funeral services or calling hours.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 3 Preston St., Earlville.