Davitz - Donald


Rev. Donald J. Davitz, a resident of Montgomery, passed away on November 21, 2014. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Dorothy Davitz and In-laws Frank and Mary Gothard.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Don graduated from West High School (1973) and The Ohio State University in 1978 with a degree in Education and taught 1 year at Westmoor Junior High School in Columbus. He joined the U S Air Force and served 20 years as a B52 pilot and taught at several schools at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery. He earned his Masters of Business from Central Michigan University. Don was a member of Aldersgate UMC for 22 years. He graduated seminary with Masters of Divinity and Theology degrees and served the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church as he pastored at Ramer UMC, Pinckard UMC, Frisco City UMC, Crawford UMC and Ebenezer UMC. 

Don will be missed by his wife Cheryl Gothard Davitz; Son and daughter-in-law, Zane and Hannah Davitz; Son Andrew Davitz; Godson, Phillip Lane; Uncles, Aunts, cousins and lots of friends and co-workers.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Aldersgate UMC at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Brian Miller officiating. Visitation will be from 10 – 11:00 a.m., prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Wounded Warriors Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or The Independence Fund 6538 Collins Ave., Suite 187, Miami, FL 33141.