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 Alfred Valdemar “Freco” Davis, Sr

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Alfred Valdemar “Freco” Davis, Sr

  • Birth 28 Jul 1931 Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Death 21 Dec 2011 Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Burial East End, Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Memorial ID 83759824

Alfred Valdemar "Freco" Davis, Sr., the sixth child of John and Catherine Davis received his education at the Abraham Lincoln School, currently known as Antonio Jarvis, and continued his education at Charlotte Amalie High School.

At the age of seventeen, Alfred began his working career as a newspaper boy for a local newspaper called the Emancipator. He held several other newspaper jobs such as The Bulletin, The Progressive Guide and The Daily News. This association ignited his interest in printing resulting in employment as a printer at the Government Printing Office in 1953. This passion as a printer lead to thirty years of service with subsequent retirement in 1983.

Throughout these years, he simultaneously worked as a part-time taxicab driver subsequently acquiring the taxicab medallion signifying his extraordinary years of service.

In 1947, he married Helen Augustine Romney. This union produced four sons and two daughters. The daughters, Carleen and Luella, are now deceased. The couple later divorced. He remarried in 1982.

Alfred Davis, Sr. was a passionate and extraordinary sportsman throughout his life. This involvement included football, basketball, running and baseball. He excelled in baseball. His ‘forte' was running speed on defense. He played center field for the Browns. His performance "prophesied a formidable middle and put him in a class of hitters with batting averages of 270-275. He was viewed not only as a credit to his team, but the St. Thomas baseball league as well." This description is taken from a book titled "Perpetuating the Memory of a Sportscaster" by Liston B. Monsanto, Sr.

"Freco," as he was fondly called, was a witty, focused, organized, results oriented and compassionate man. His love for his family and zest for life were forever evident. The Smalls, Davis, Johannes and Phaire families will forever miss his determination and warm spirit.

He is survived by 4 sons, 1 brother, 2 sisters,
14 grand children, 14 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Memorial courtesy Davis Funeral Home, St. Thomas, USVI


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  • Created by: Daddys♥Girl
  • Added: 20 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83759824
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred Valdemar “Freco” Davis, Sr (28 Jul 1931–21 Dec 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83759824, citing Smith Bay Eastern Cemetery, East End, Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands ; Maintained by Daddys♥Girl (contributor 47500466) .