On August 6th the Bucks County Academy of Fencing (BCAF), the fencing and local communities suffered a sudden and much unexpected loss. Mitch Davis was one of our longest established members of our coaching staff, and an avid, long-time participant of many Revolutionary War reenactments. After starting fencing in high school, Mitch joined the BCAF as a student over 30 years ago and became a member of the BCAF coaching staff over 25 years ago.
Mitch had suffered a stroke earlier this year and has been dealing with the medical ramifications of that for the last few months, but this was most unexpected.
Mitch was a kind and caring man and touched many lives in the fencing and reenacting communities with his passionate love of fencing and love of history.
Being a simple man, Mitch did not have life insurance. The family is kindly asking in lieu of flowers for help with funeral costs. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
If you prefer to make a direct donation, please mail it to Mitch's sister-in-law, MaryAlice Davis, who is taking care of the arrangements:
1655 Morganhill Road
Easton, PA 18042
Here are just a few of the wonderful comments from his friends & colleagues:
"Mitch was a great coach, and--more importantly--a great human being."
" He was always devoted to the fencing club, and always contributed to making BCAF the greatest place to fence."
" A very kind and generous teacher. An interesting conversationalist and unique character."
"Mitch was a quiet, gentle, unassuming man who displayed remarkable patience coaching young kids and temperamental teens."
"So grateful to have known Mitch. Will not forget learning about Parry Four and Fort Mifflin from a kind and wonderful teacher."
"Such a kind, patient teacher."No worries"