Hubert A. Davis, 85, had family in Washington

Hubert Armstrong Davis, 85, of Danbury, died Aug. 20, 2009, at Ashlar of Newtown. He was the husband of the late Emma Elizabeth (Gulla) Davis, who died in January.

Mr. Davis was born Oct. 9, 1923, in Danbury, son of the late G. Harold and Xe (Sands) Davis.

He was a direct descendant of one of the founding families of Danbury and Capt. James Sands, who was a founder and the leader of the Block Island, R.I., colony of settlers.

During World War II, Mr. Davis worked at Sikorsky Aircraft and, after the war, was employed at Zandonella Construction Company as a project manager.

Mr. Davis built Staples High School in Westport, Joel Barlow High School in Redding, Newtown High School, and the Jewish Synagogue on Park Avenue and Park City Hospital in Bridgeport, as well as other major buildings and shopping centers in Connecticut.

He was for more than 60 years a member of the First Congregational Church in Danbury, where he served on various boards. He served as a deacon and an advisor to the youth groups.

Mr. Davis was a former area commissioner and scout master for the Boy Scouts of America. For many he years played the fife in the Germantown Colonial Fife and Drum Corp.

After his retirement, Mr. Davis spent much of his time making wooden toys, exhibiting in many juried craft shows.

Mr. Davis is survived by two sons, Hubert A. Davis II and his wife, Giselle, of Newtown and Jeffrey M. Davis and his wife, Pamela, of Bethel; a daughter, Sandra D. Flood and her husband, Gary, of Washington; a brother, Jerrold H. Davis of DeLand, Fla.; five grandchildren, Xe, Alexandra, Chelsea, Miranda and Morgan; two great-granddaughters, Mavin Marie and Emma; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held today (Friday) at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Danbury. Burial will be in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury.

The Hull Funeral Home of Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06810.