Written by DB
GEOFFREY RICHARD VERNON DAVIS 1932-2005
The Club is deeply sad to have to report the death of Geoff Davis on November 29th. Geoff had been unwell for some two years,but passed away peacefully at an hospice in Cambridgeshire,at the age of 73.
He had first become involved with Club athletics just after WW2 when he joined Polytechnic Harriers,then based at Chiwick,as a sprinter. Moving to New Malden,he subsequently became a staunch member of Surrey AC,based at Norbiton Track and was to involve himself thoroughly in their activities. He was General Secretary for many years ,was elected a Vice-President and involved himself in every sphere including team management.He was also President of Belgrave following the merger with Surrey AC's Men. He was also very much a County man and was honoured with a Life Vic-Presidency for his services to Surrey AAA.
When his job with Pearl Assurance took him to Peterborough,he was soon similarly involved with Peterborough AC and with Cambridgeshire AAA. He served terms as Chairman of both bodies and was also the Officials Secretary of that County up until some 12 months ago.
We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife,Moira,and to his children Tim,Ann and Nicky.
The funeral will take place on Friday,December 9th at Holy Trinity Church,The Village,Orton Longueville,Peterborough at 1.45 pm.
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