Elmer G. Davis, 82


Elmer G. Davis, 82

GILFORD — Elmer George Davis, (82) passed away peacefully at home on May 30, 2017.

Elmer was born on Aug. 7, 1934 in Wolfeboro, the son of Ernest and Bertha (Welch) Davis.

Elmer attended the Quimby School, graduating in 1953 after which he spent several years cooking at various eating establishments before enlisting in the Army. After his enlistment, he worked at hotels and restaurants all up the East Coast, including The Inn at Steele Hill, St.Pierre's, and finally retiring from Top of the Town Restaurant. Chef Elmer was well known for his Kentucky High Pie, and his Vinegar Pie.

During his retirement, he enjoyed visiting restaurants all over the region with Brock Piper, Cassandra Hamilton, and Clay and Sarah Piper.

Elmer is survived by his honorary family, Cassandra A. Hamilton, Brock Piper and their children Sarah Piper and most notably Clay Piper who had a special bond with his Grandpa Elmer; his second cousin, Arnold Ward; his third cousins, Edwin Garrett of Mirror Lake, and Gloria Bean; and his very good friends, Kathy Polovick of Gilford, Sandy Frazier of Laconia, and Ray Marie Davis; as well as many, many other friends.

Elmer was predeceased by his parents and brother, Ernest Davis, who passed away in 2016.

A graveside service was held on Monday, June 19, at the Town House Cemetery in Tuftonborough, followed by a memorial service at the Moultonborough Methodist Church Moultonborough, New Hampshire, also on Monday, June 19.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the New Hampshire Humane Society 1305 Meredith Center Road, Laconia, NH 03246.

The Mayhew Funeral Home and Meredith Bay Crematorium are assisting the family with arrangements. To view Elmer’s online book of memories go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com