Cazenovia, NY—Cynthia “Cindy” Davis, who with husband Charles “Chip” Davis was president and co-owner of Skaneateles Jewelry, died January 12 following an eight-month battle with brain cancer. She was 55.
“She was one of the most well-loved people in IJO,” says Penny Palmer of the Connecticut-based Independent Jewelers Organization, of which the Davises are members. “She was such a sweet, sweet person. We joked about being sisters because her maiden name was Palmer.” Palmer said the IJO discussion board lit up with loving comments after Davis’s passing.
“She had such a wonderful sense of humor in her quiet, sweet way,” Palmer told The Centurion.
Davis was the daughter of the late Fred Palmer, Jr. and Shirley Inez Palmer of Manlius, NY. She held an associate’s degree from Cazenovia College and both bachelors’ and master’s degrees in education from Syracuse University. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia, the Cazenovia Club, the Century Club of Syracuse, and Cazenovia Golf Club.
Davis is survived by her husband, Charles “Chip” Davis II of Cazenovia; sons Charles “Charlie” Davis III and Wesley “Wes” Davis, both of whom are active in the jewelry store. She also is survived by her mother and two siblings, Susan Palmer Everly of Cazenovia, and Fred G. (Irene Shea) Palmer III of New Woodstock, NY, and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 18th at the First Presbyterian Church, 27 Albany Street in Cazenovia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Cazenovia College, c/o Development Office, 22 Sullivan Street, Cazenovia, NY 13035.