George C. Fitzgerald Davis 77, of Kingston, NY, passed away on July 1, 2023, after a brief illness.
George was born on June 22, 1946, to George C. Fitzgerald and Alberta Davis Fitzgerald, in Kingston, NY. George attended Kingston Public Schools and worked for IBM for seven years. He went on to become a Master Barber and Instructor for BOCES and various other institutions. In addition, George was an entrepreneur owning his own A-1 Barber shops in Kingston, Poughkeepsie and Port Ewen, NY.
Left to mourn are George’s children, Parris Davis of Kingston, Tamala Fitzgerald of LaGrange, Dean Davis of Kingston, Rodney Strachan of Kingston, Daryll Davis of Chicago, Teresa Russell (Jerontay) of Kingston, Isabella Mollette (Eddie) of Lake Katrine, Micah Davis (Jocelyn) of Kingston, and Isaac Davis of Kingston. In addition, George leaves behind 22 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 7 sisters gratefully including a heartfelt surrogate sister, 1 brother, 2 brothers-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and life-partner, Maria Lymberopoulos.
In George’s youth, he was a skilled equestrian, taught and trained by his father, George senior. He competed in numerous horse shows and competitions, winning enough blue ribbons to cover one wall of their barn. An annual highlight was the Memorial Day Parade where Fitzgerald’s Riding Academy would rent horses for individuals to ride in the parade. George’s father would always want his horses to be the last ones in the parade to allow George to ‘make his horse dance’.
George’s talents extended beyond horsemanship, as he was a talented drummer and vocalist. He began singing in his youth with his life-long friends Billy Washington, Richard VanDyke, Ronnie Lindsay, Euice Spencer, and Carey (Butterball) Crawley with their group, the Moralities. They performed on the local TV show, Teenage Barn and went on to record several records. Throughout the years he sang with many bands and performers and as he matured, he ended up singing his best and most memorable songs for Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior.
George’s last years were focused on his love for his children, grand and great-grandchildren. His heart’s desire was to just spend time with them. He also loved to spend time in prayer, Bible study and scripture reading. One passage that was the most important to him in his last years was 2 Corinthians 5:17, ‘Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things passed away; behold, all things are become new.’ The new George now awaits his heavenly Father’s soon coming.