John Goldthwaite Davis Jr., a resident of Darien, died on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Long Ridge of Stamford. Born July 8, 1930, in New York City, he was the son of the late John G. and Mary Dean Davis. He was 83.

Mr. Davis graduated from Darien High School and the University of Bridgeport. He entered the U.S. Army and served three years in eight countries with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was a volunteer fireman in Noroton for more than 38 years and also served as assistant scoutmaster for Troop 53. He loved to sing, in the choir at Noroton Presbyterian Church, with The Troupers Light Opera Co. (a founding member with his father), the Norwalk Community Chorale and the Serendipity Singers of Norwalk.

He is survived by two sons, John G. III and Thomas M., both of Darien; a daughter, Deborah Anne of Portland, Ore.; and three grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Anne Goldthwaite and a brother, Lloyd Taylor Davis.

Interment was private. Donations in his honor may be sent to Darien Post 53, P.O. Box 2066, Darien CT 06820

— by The Darien Times