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Norma Davis

May 9, 1935 — June 10, 2010

Norma J. Davis

75, of Watkins Glen, passed away June 10, 2010.

Norma was born in Watkins Glen on May 9, 1935. She and her husband owned Duke’s Bar & Grill in Watkins Glen for many years, and was best known for her cheeseburgers and chili. She enjoyed watching her soap operas, Nascar and golf. Her family will remember her as an avid Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jr. fan, and knew not to call her until after the race on Sunday.

She is predeceased by her parents Donald and Mary (Hitchens) Gaylord; brothers and sisters, Lauren “Lonnie” Gaylord, Richard “Dick” Gaylord, Gordon “Bud” Gaylord, Dora “Sis” Gaylord, and Elizabeth “Betty” Morley.

She is survived by her loving husband, Lester E. Davis; and children, Michele (Bob) Salamy, Diane (Ben) Bond, Lisa (Jamie) Wade, Sherry (Tony) Ventra; sisters, Dolores “Dutch” Colunio, Jeanette Margareno, Bernita “Bernie” (Joe) Salamendra; 7 grandchildren, Joseph and Erica Salamy, Travis Bond, Taylor and Jamee Lynn Wade, Anthony and Angela Ventra; 2 great-grandchildren, Braiden and Aleah Ventra; and her close cousin, Sukie.

A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Glenwood Cemetery in Watkins Glen. The family invites friends and relatives to a reception in a celebration of her life, on Saturday, (June 19th), from 12-2pm at the Moose Lodge in Montour Falls.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Schuyler Hospital Foundation, PO Box 828, Montour Falls, NY 14865 in lieu of flowers.

You may view her memorial or sign a guestbook online in “Obituaries” at Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Norma Davis, please visit our flower store.


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