William Davis

Profile Updated: May 9, 2020
Residing In: Houston, TX USA
Occupation: Executive, Management, Owner
Spouse/Partner: Esta Kronberg M.D.
Children: None
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Life has been bittersweet.
Met my wife, Esta, on a blind date set up by my mother in 1983. Married since 1984.
Moved to Houston in 1985 and never looked back. Involved in a robbery and was shot on December 22, 2002. The event saved my life as I was also diagnosed with malignant renal cell carcinoma with a massive tumor that had not yet metastisized.
Presently living in an apartment as our home was badly damaged and became uninhabitable from Hurricane Ike last September. Expect to have the house completed, actually totally rebuilt, in February 2010.
We love to travel internationally

School Story:

One of the best times ever was 1969 - 1970 when I worked for Chas. Zimmerman. I felt like Ferris Beuller for an entire year. For those of you who were unaware, I had his rubber stamp, class admit slips and class excuse slips...yes you are welcome guys, especially the baseball team and those wonderful jaunts to Lake Pymatuning.

Many happy memories...sailing every weekend, usually with Don Rolf and Ann Raynes and out on Lake Erie with Tommy Freeman.

Will never forget that I led the Lake Erie League in splinters in 10th grade J V Basketball. Dressed every game and did not play a single second. Accidentally played in college, long story, and who do you think referied my first collegiate game? Yes Fred Heinlen and Art Massey. Surprise, surprise.

Great stories abound but cannot repeat some of them. What we did at Shaker stays at Shaker.

Where were you when Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon? At Baskin-Robbins, defrosting freezers all night long with the crew. Had to find out if we could release the Lunar Cheesecake ice cream the next morning. We tasted it and then marked the cans 'NFG', never to be seen again. BTW, yes, it means no fucking good

Then there was the picture of Joe Rock with a gorilla cookie in his mouth. Not pretty at all and I think that he was trying to impress George Freeman (see Steve Peck's school story on this). I would upload the picture but everything is packed up as our house was badly damaged by Hurricane Ike last September. Move in is Feb, 2010, as we rebuild the entire house.

Classmates You Still See Regularly:

I see Andrea Ascherman Turner and Hugh Lewis. Both live near me. Extremely limited to trips into Cleveland. Houstonians: Jeff Peterman literally disappeared; Laila Voss moved away; Anita Isaacs is now in Galveston; Glen Freiberg moved a couple of times and has been gone for over 20 years. I was very close with Rick Curtiss, who died a number of years ago of cancer.

I stay in touch with a number of you via email. If you want to be added to my joke list, let me know.
Write to wildwill1952@yahoo.com

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Happy belated birthday Bill! Hope you had a great day!

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Have a great Birthday!!!

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Happy Birthday Katie. Best wishes for another year. I hope that you and Bruce are enjoying and celebrating your day. Stay safe and be well.

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Happy Birthday Shelly. I hope you had a wonderful day. Best wishes for a year filled with health, peace, and love. Keep the pictures coming. Thank you for wonderful memories sprining back to life.

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Jan 24, 2021 at 8:17 AM

I am deeply saddened to hear of Laurie’s death. At a time when we are seeing thousands of people dying due to COVID-19, we may tend to lose sight of our friends [many of whom are from childhood], our classmates, near and far, that have fought a very different battle. Cancer is nothing new. Many of us have been victims to this horrible disease. Laurie was a warrior, a survivor, fighting an eleven year war.

I met Laurie in 10th grade homeroom. We became friends and then we dated for a short while in our senior year. I took her to our senior prom. Laurie was one of the kindest people I have ever known. She did not have a mean bone in her body and was always positive, friendly, and courteous. She had an understated sweetness about her.

I did not see her again after graduation from Shaker as she went to New Orleans for college.  We pretty much lost touch with one another after college. I did get a chance to talk to her on one of my business trips to New Orleans a few years later. She continued to deliver that sweetness and stable composure. I never heard her raise her voice or say a mean thing about anyone. I will always embrace her friendship and understated grace to all.  

It is an amazing and remarkable treasure when we think back to our youth, growing up in Shaker. The friendships that we made and especially those that have endured so long bring back so many wonderful memories. I have to believe that virtually every one of us feels the same way. These are ever-lasting parcels of our lives. I hope that we can all appreciate her in one way or another. The comments from classmates that knew Laurie and those who barely knew her are genuine. Laurie was a diamond! She was a class act filled with dignity. We should all be so fortunate.   

These are the losses that hurt the most. It makes no difference if we struggled at times with one another had marvelous relationships. Our class has camaraderie. In the end, we feel the pain that she and her loved ones have endured.  Our sincere condolences go out to her family. May she rest in peace.          

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Hi Bill! This is probably not appropriate for posting here but this would be the easiest way to get your attention. I know you and my Dad spent time together after I moved away. If my memory is correct, weren't you with the Forest City at that time? If yes, is there a better way to get in touch with you? If no, I hope you're doing well. I find that I often don't check this site until I get a notification of another classmate's passing. Then, I'm fearful of what I might find if I check in. I'm doing ok. I'll be updating my profile later today, but quickly - I moved to Raleigh, NC in November since both of my kids were in the area. I've been facing some health challenges so moving into an area with better medical support was a priority. I do miss the Myrtle Beach climate, though. I forgot what winter felt like and this is mild compared to a Cleveland winter. I have a new dog - another rescue dachshund. If I could, I'd be a crazy dachshund lady with several of them running around, but for now, one is about all I can manage. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Happy Belated Birthday Debbie. I hope you are well and enjoying a wonderful birthday with Peter and family. Best wishes for continued health. Looking forward to the 50th reunion even if it is one year late. Many thanks to you and Peter for all of your hard work. Stay safe and be well.

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Moreland 1st Grade – Miss Ellis, 1958

Row 1, left to right:
Mike Ambrozio (unknown), unknown, Gary Gold, Cheryl Moss (Cleveland Hts. H.S.), Renee Greenblatt Lazar (moved after 6th grade to Oakland, CA), Halle Mann, Rochelle Bonnet (unknown), Nina Speiser (Cleveland Hts. H.S.)

Row 2, left to right:
Jud Marshall, Ed McGranahan (Brecksville H.S.), Nancy Giamello (Mayfield Hts H.S.), Karen Wolinetz (Cleveland Hts H.S.), Paul Bayer, Sam Reiss (Brush H.S.), Anita Nahampkin (Cleveland Hts. H.S.), Mark Rosenblum

Row 3, left to right:
Hymle Greenfield (whereabouts unknown), Howard Kopit, Mark Nachamkin Nash, Dee Dee Elder (Brecksville H.S.), unknown, Ed Golenberg (I think), Bill Davis
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Moreland Elementary, 3rd Grade, Miss Wiley 1961
Shaker graduates in red

1st Row left to right: Unknown; Nancy Glickson, Unknown, Cheryl Moss, Helene Hoffman, Arlene Pincus

2nd Row left to right: Marc Cohen, Anita Nahamkin, Patti Milner, Helen Schuster, Donald Reimer, Richard Braun

3rd Row left to right: Bill Davis, Robert Levine, Rita Freidman, Babara Boera, Howard Hershey, Paul Bayer, Neil Shack

4th Row left to right: Elmer Zahurak, Rickie Sukash, Laurie Lane, Dee Dee Elder, Jack Spiegler, Mark Nachamkin Nash




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