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In Memoriam: Founding MAVI Board member Edgar Davis


Edgar P. Davis, 89, devoted husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Selma (nee Roseman); his three children, Wendy Pollack (Ted Pollack), Sally, and Morris (Kim Liddle); and seven grandchildren: Kayla, Harrison, Josephine, Luke, Jackson, Lauren, and Brett. Edgar was born in Philadelphia and was a proud graduate of Central High School (Class 184) in 1945 and the University of Pennsylvania in 1949. Edgar met Selma in Atlantic City over Labor Day weekend in 1961 and they were married 14 months later.. He lived in the city until 1969, when he moved his growing family to Bala Cynwyd. A natural storyteller, Edgar Davis loved meeting new people and could quickly put anyone at ease. His kind face, gentle eyes, and childlike joy in laughter made him seem very open and accessible to anyone. He delighted in telling jokes and funny stories a trait that was an asset when he started a career in sales. Ultimately, he secured a marketing position with the Philadelphia Gas Works, from which he retired in 1989. After leaving PGW, he went on to become an award-winning photographer and photojournalist. His photos appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Main Line Life, and other publications. A passionate jazz fan, Edgar never tired of listening to the classic recordings that filled his younger years. Edgar and Selma traveled extensively, visiting Hawaii (a favorite destination), Puerto Rico, Alaska, Montana, Washington, and other locales over the years.

Selma and Ed were members of the founding Board of Directors of MAVI in 1990, working with Joyce and Charles to develop the concept of MAVI through its incorporation. They graciously lent MAVI their own address as our founding corporate address and served as staff at the first several MAVI Festivals. The retrospective DVD shown at the 20th MAVI Festival was made up of photographs by Ed, taken in 1991. Anyone who would like to share memories of Edgar are welcome to send them to Joyce at mavijramee@aol.com to be forwarded to the family.

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Adult Chamber Music Play Days

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Wedgewood Presbyterian Church

8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

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MAVI events 2017-2018

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and local luthiers: R.L. Ray, and Henry Bischofberger

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