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Marjorie Black

Marjorie Davis Black, 90, formerly of Waverly, died Sunday at Allied Skilled Nursing Facility. Her loving husband and best friend of 54 years, Lewis E. Black, died April 2, 2000.

Born Nov. 15, 1924, in Olyphant, daughter of the late David G. and Evelyn (Whitbeck) Davis, she was a graduate of Waverly High School. She formerly was a buyer for the Scranton Dry Goods for several years. She was an active volunteer at the Waverly Community House, having served as chairperson of publicity for various committees. A member of the Waverly Women's Club and the Waverly United Methodist Church, she had served on the board of the Salvation Army and other organizations and charities. She was the recipient of the Rotary Club of the Abingtons' distinguished Four-Way-Test award for her outstanding and dedicated service for more than 30 years at the Comm. Marge has also been named Northeast Women of the Year, and received the J.C. Penny Award.

A gracious lady, Marge and her husband, Lew, were a big part of the community, and will be sadly missed.

Surviving are nephews, Robert Gow and wife, Katherine, Factoryville; Dale Gow and his wife, Ann, Lake Sheridan; and David Davis and his wife, Joan, Holiday, Fla.; nieces, Bonnie Gow Watson and her husband, Alvah, Brooktondale, N.Y.; Lynda Gow Nepa and husband, Jerry, Carbondale; and Betsy Davis Bender and her husband, James, Pottsville; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Gow Phillips; brothers, John, Paul and Ralph Davis; and nephews, Lee and Russell Gow.

The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Waverly United Methodist Church with services by the Rev. Brent Stouffer, pastor, Clarks Green United Methodist Church. Interment will be private at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Waverly.

The family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit.

Memorial contributions may be made to Waverly Community House, P.O. Box 142, Waverly, PA 18471, Waverly United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 9, Waverly, PA 18471, or the Salvation Army, 500 S. Washington Ave., Scranton, PA 18505.


4:00 pm - 7:00 am Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Jennings-Calvey Funeral And Cremation Services, Inc.
111 Colburn Ave.
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, United States

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Marge was a wonderful person to know. She was special because she always made you feel special when you would happen to meet her at the Waverly Community House. Her graceful ways will be missed but I know she is at peace and reunited with her beloved husband Lew.

Elizabeth S. Bonczar, Ph D Feb 15 2015 12:00 AM

Marjorie was a wonderful lady and I always loved to stop and see her at Allied. We shared a bond of having the same Uncle Emery and Aunt Melita. I'm sorry to hear of her loss, but know that she is in heaven and has no more pain or sorrow. Praise God! She will be missed by me, but know she is in a MUCH better place!

Wendy Konopka Feb 12 2015 12:00 AM

We were saddened to learn of Marge's death. She was a wonderful volunteer for our organization for many years. From stuffing envelopes to being part of the committee for our Survivor's Celebration each year, she handled whatever job was necessary- always with a smile, with quiet grace and her outgoing nature. Marge was a member of our community and she will be sadly missed.

Northeast Regional Cancer Institute Feb 12 2015 12:00 AM