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Obituaries > DAVY, FREDERICK R.

Davy, Frederick “Fred,” 86, of St. Petersburg, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2008, following complications from a fall. He was born in 1921 in Washington, D.C., served in World War II as a Raider in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942 1945, and spent his career in broadcasting. Starting in Pittsburgh, Pa., he worked with Bob Prince, broadcasting sports, and then moved in 1954 to Florida, where he was first on TV with WSUN as an announcer. From 1960 until he retired in 1985, he was sportscaster and announcer for WFLA-TV. Fred was a lifetime member of the Screen Actors Guild and actively involved with the local Marine Corps (lunch bunch). He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Davy, and his son, William “Bill” Davy. Fred is survived by his daughters and their husbands, Caron and Tom Burgess, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Cathy and Steve Ulm, Spring Hill, Fla.; his son and his wife, Bob and Kathy Davy, Fletcher, N.C.; a daughter-in-law and her husband, Pam and Dean Kirkwood, Clearwater, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Susanne Register and Betty Parker, Waterville, Maine; his grandchildren (and their spouses), Sean and Heather Hartling, Ashley Burgess, Tommy Burgess, Trevor Ulm, Chris Davy, Bryan Davy, Christine and Eric Bass, and Jennifer and Stacy Marquardt; and his great-grandchildren, Kathy Rocco, William Marquardt, and Trevor and Lilly Bass. A celebration of Fred’s life will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, February 22, at Anderson-McQueen Funeral and Cremation Centers, 2201 Dr. MLK St. N., St. Petersburg. The family has requested donations, in lieu of flowers, be made to The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.