Preparing Boys for Life

Rebecca D. Davis, Faculty

Rebecca Davis, 70, of Easton, MD and Berwyn, PA, died September 5, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family.

Rebecca was a light in the lives of so many with her optimism, compassion, grace and generosity. She devoted herself to helping others and was the epitome of a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a dedicated and beloved teacher of English literature, mentor to many educators, and an active member of the Episcopal Church.

For the past twenty years, she held the positions of Dean of Faculty and Chairman of the English Department at the Haverford School. Earlier in her career, Rebecca taught at the Kent School, Green Farms Academy, and Virginia Episcopal School. Additionally, she served as a member of the board of trustees for Boys Latin Charter School of Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from St. Margaret's School and Goucher College; she earned advanced degrees from Johns Hopkins University, and Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English.

She was born on November 8, 1950 in Kent, CT to Otis Benson and Charlotte Cohn Davis and is survived by her husband of forty-four years, Bancroft Gherardi ("Gary") Davis III, her daughter, Julia Maslin Davis of Raleigh, NC, her son, Christian Chandler Davis and his wife Elizabeth of Washington, DC, her grandchildren Caroline, John and Cash, her sister, Alexandra Davis DiPentima and her husband Anthony of Kent, CT, and her brother, Joshua Davis and his wife Lisa of Arlington, MA.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at The Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr, PA at 11 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to The Haverford School, American Cancer Society, or the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.