Peter D. Davenport, 83
January 11, 1938 - February 16, 2021
Peter D. Davenport, 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 16, 2021. Pete grew up in Forest Hills, NY and after many memories at Public School 144, attended Trinity School for high school. He enjoyed playing baseball and cheering on his beloved Dodgers. Pete attended Tufts University where he joined the Theta Delta Chi fraternity and met his future wife, Sylvia. They both graduated in 1959.
After college, Pete joined the Army and was part of the 101st Airborne Division where he served proudly as a medic. He began his professional career with Corning Glass Works in the laboratory supply industry. Throughout his twenty-plus-year career with Corning, he held numerous positions in the sales and marketing departments. In 1981, Pete joined Kontes Glass in Vineland, NJ, and moved with his family to West Chester, PA. Pete finished his long and distinguished career in the laboratory supply business with Thomas Scientific when he retired in 1999.
Pete‘s real passion was cars. He purchased his first sports car, a Porsche 911, in 1972, and as the years progressed his collection of classic and performance automobiles grew and grew. While in upstate New York he rarely missed a race at Watkins Glen. He loved working as a pit marshal and volunteering at track events. He and Sylvia would travel the country to many of the country’s top automotive concourse events. He loved all aspects of the automobile – collecting, driving, racing, and the artwork. He also loved spending time with his family at their home on Lido Beach.
His other passion was his eight grandchildren. He loved interacting and being with them. You would always find him on the floor playing, coloring, or just telling them an engaging story. He will be deeply missed by them all.
Pete is survived by his wife, Sylvia (Tilly) Davenport; his children, Scott Davenport, husband of Diane, Cindy Borger, wife of Lawrence, and Sandra Simpson, wife of Paul; his eight grandchildren, Erica, Peter, Julia, Tommy, Hannah, Caroline, Jack, and Daniel; and his sister, Linda Spire, wife of Hank,
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
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February 26, 2021
Dear Sylvia, We saw the flag lowered last night at Radley Run CC, and we are sorry for your loss of Peter. We extend our sympathy to you and your family and may God Bless all of you. Peter and you were so generous to our CC and the Mews, and we appreciate it very much. Love, Carol and Bill Rice
February 25, 2021
Dear Sylvia and Family, Our deepest sympathy for the great loss of a great man. I has been a difficult time for sure. Praying for you as you remember your love and lives together. Hold on to those precious memories.
Steve and Sue (Early) Noriega