The National Board was saddened to learn of the May 28 passing of retired Pennsylvania member Jack Davenport. He was 68.
Mr. Davenport joined the National Board in 2008. He retired as a member and as director of the Pennsylvania Labor and Industry Boiler Section in 2011.
Retiring as a master chief petty officer in 1987, following a 25 year career in the US Navy, Mr. Davenport assumed his first professional position as an on-site supervisor for Airco from 1987 to 1989. He subsequently joined Livingston HVAC in 1989 as an HVAC technician.
In 1995, Mr. Davenport went to work for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a boiler inspector and was named assistant director in 2004. He became director in 2008.
The former Pennsylvania member became a National Board and ASME team leader in 2000. He held National Board Commission No. 11838 with A and B endorsements.
He is survived by his wife Margaret, five daughters, a son, and 11 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 4, at Grace Brethren Church (570.695.2136), 46 Tremont Road, Tremont, Pennsylvania. Interment with military honors will follow at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be given in his memory to U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 123, Washington, D.C., 20004-2608.