Lawrence Paul Davies Sr., age 88, longtime resident of McKean, died Thursday, December 8, 2022 at UPMC Hamot. Born in Perrysville, Allegheny County, PA on February 19, 1934, he was a son of the late Charles J. Davies and Mammie Wise Davies.

Larry was active in the McKean community where he and his late wife, Laura McLaughlin Davies, lived and raised their family. He served as Borough Secretary for over 30 years, was a past president of McKean Hose Company, and was a member of the McKean Lions and the St. Francis Ushers Club. For many years, Larry volunteered for the WQLN Television auctions.

Larry worked for various employers in the Erie area as an accountant or comptroller, retiring from L.O.C. Builders. He was a proud Civil War buff, especially studying Abraham Lincoln, and he was a member of the Pioneer Steam & Gas Engine Society of Northwestern PA.

In addition to his wife, Laura, whom he married May 1, 1954 and who died August 12, 2015, Larry was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law Tammy Davies; a granddaughter Janelle Guriel; a sister Hilary Davies; and three brothers- Charles J. Davies Jr., Vernon S. Davies, and Raymond J. Davies.

Surviving family members include three children- Lawrence P. Davies Jr. and his wife Yolanda of Peoria, AZ, Mark A. Davies and his wife Barbara of McKean, and Kristine A. Smith and her husband Sidney of Nampa, ID; nine grandchildren- Matthew, Sara, Jacob, Seth, Alyssa, Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Sidney, and Abigail; five great-grandchildren- Landon, Noah, Ava, Aria, and Liliana; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home in Edinboro on Monday, December 12th from 3 – 7 pm. A service will follow with Rev. Jason Feigh officiating.

The Davies family suggests that memorials be given to the McKean Hose Company, 5011 School Street, PO Box 241, McKean, PA 16426.