In Memory

Frank Davis

Mr. Frank Davis, a faculty member of Zama American High School for many years, passed away on March 14, 1998. When the last KAKI-MONO was sent out, Mrs. Sadako Davis sent me a note letting me know that her husband had passed away. Those of you who knew and took classes from Mr. Davis will remember him fondly of his wit and intellectual aura, which he projected.

I will miss him greatly. He used to contact me about getting discounted JAL tickets so he and Mrs. Davis could go back to Zama often. I was in contact with him while I was working in Manhattan, but when I moved here, I didn't talk to him as much. He let me know last year that he was suffering from a genetic respiratory disorder and was unable to travel any more, and had no hope of recovery. I had put on a previous message about his condition in my presidential message, and some of you had been kind enough to send a card.

-Al Miyatake '66



 
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12/27/09 08:15 AM #1    

Fred Esch (1969)

Mr. Davis was one of my most liked teachers. He was quite passionate about the French and Latin languages, had lots of stories to tell, which most of us ignored, but I do remember that he in his rather dated (short and wide neckties), projected an aura of knowledge and class in my eyes. I think he laughed a lot at our antics, was pro-student in his positions and exhibited an intellectual sense of humor. He became a favorite of many students at the annual recognition fav teacher assemblies.

One of my key memories is that which couldn't gotten him fired if it had occured today. He gave me and another classmate the responsibility of selecting an French movie to go view as a French 3 fieldtrip. I selected a movie titled something like "Isabelle and Marie" or two other girls names. It turned out to be a movie about two adolescent girls discovering their lesbianism. After the movie, on the bus, all he said was "Well, not much discussion needed on that".

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