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Robert E. “Davis” Davis

July 8, 1948 - September 1, 2022

Robert E. “Davis” Davis, age 74, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2022.

Born in Los Angeles, CA, on July 8, 1948, Davis was the son of the late James and Dolores (Faria) Davis. He made his career as an IT technician for the Unemployment Tax Advisory.

Davis enjoyed playing handball, riding motorcycles, sailing, yoga, and refereeing football, among many other hobbies and interests. He was an avid cigar roller, and he shared his rolling tutorials on social media, where his videos received millions of views from people all around the world. He made countless trips, both by land and by sea, across North America accompanied only by his motorcycle or his self-built sailboat. To his family, he will always be a true “renaissance man”; someone who possesses a plethora of indispensable knowledge and talent in many different areas. Furthermore, he never missed an opportunity to share his knowledge with others, friends and strangers alike. He was always eager to help anyone who needed help and he always did so with humility and a quick and witty sense of humor. Anyone who knew Davis, knew he lived his life to the absolute fullest.

Davis was preceded in death by his step-son, Christopher Greenleaf. He is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Cynthia (Coates) Greenleaf-Davis; step-children, Michelle Cotton, and Heather Bunner; siblings, Collette Howell, Helen Davis, Patricia White, Andrea Yaeger, and Edith Hall; nieces, Nichole Sedlinieck, Jacqueline Yaeger, and Elizabeth Yaeger; 9 step-grandchildren; and 8 step-great-grandchildren.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Davis’ memory to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 or by clicking here.

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  • Robert, I am not going to say Goodbye only Thank you. I met you when you were15 and you were the most interesting, unique, free thinking, intelligent person I had come across and you still maintain that position! Thank you for your quick visit last year on your trek across country. As usual you are five steps ahead of the pack. Save me a seat wherever you are. Cheers to a life well lived “outside the box.” I am honored to have known you.

  • Robert Davis
    This man was an inventor, builder, explorer, writer and brother to my best friend Andrea. When I met Robert he had just returned from a challenging solo journey of adventures to find cultures and experience global humanity. He told us an elaborate story only he could tell, an early draft of a historical novel he envisioned in his creative brain. He will always be remembered as a man with a story to tell, and I hope the world will one day know his story. Rest In Peace my friend

  • My condolences. He sounds like someone I would have liked to have known!

  • My sincerest condolences to the Davis and Greenleaf families. John 5:28-29; 2 Corinthians 1:3-5; Revelation 21:3-5

  • Dear brother, I’ve mulled over what to say for several days now. And everything that I write gets edited down to,
    You are the Best Big Brother EVER.

    I miss you. I’ll always love you. Thanks for your love and sharing some of your adventures with me.
    God bless you, Cynthia and all of those that you considered family. You loved life and you lived it. Much love to you and even more respect for the life you lived, your baby sister.