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Vadim Wayne Davis
Born:      23 Nov 1964
Passed:  8 Jun 2008

Former Mattituck and Greenport resident Vadim Wayne Davis died June 8, 2008 in York, S.C. He was 43.

Vadim was born on Nov. 23, 1964, in Chateauroux, France, to Wayne and Danielle (Aufreres) Davis. Raised in a military family, he lived mostly abroad in England, France and Spain. He often visited family on the North Fork, where he spent summers and winters, said his sister, Stephanie Finnican.

He graduated from Torrejon High School in Madrid, Spain, in 1982 and joined the Air Force in 1984, first serving as crew chief for the 435 OMS in Rhein Main, Germany. During his service, he traveled extensively to Italy, Greece, Spain and Turkey and Egypt, where, according to his sister, he saw a Pink Floyd light show on the pyramids.

After retiring from the Air Force in 1990, Mr. Davis worked in construction and as a chef at University of Southampton. After moving to Charlotte, N.C., he worked as a chef at several restaurants and retirement communities. In York, S.C., he managed O'Shea's Pub and was chef and bartender at Cotton Gin Restaurant. He also owned his own business, V's Hardwood Floor Sanding, specializing in historic restoration of floors. He was a major contributor to revitalizing the city's historic downtown.

Mr. Davis' greatest passion and love was for his daughter, Dana, Stephanie said. His other loves included Mocha, his brown lab, fly fishing, camping, boating, food, movies, family and friends.

In addition to Ms. Finnican, of Charlotte, N.C., Mr. Davis is survived by his mother, of New York, and father, of Florida; his daughter, Dana Saetta-Davis of New York; and his grandmothers, Irene Mae Davis of Florida and Marie-Louise Aufreres of France.

A memorial service will be held this Saturday, June 28, at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Greenport
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