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    Arthur L. Davis of Shannondell & Philadelphia used to joke that he had a case of “the hoots” or “clivitus”, but it was COVID 19 that felled him.  Arthur, 87, passed on Jan. 8th 2021 & is survived by his loving son, Elliott, former wife Phyllis Barsky, and first cousins, Anita Brody, Sarina Cook, Mae Kastor, David Zeitzer, and Lewis Berkowitz. Art’s father, Isidore, immigrated from Romania to the USA as a child with his family. His mother, Minnie Berkowitz, was born in (Vineland?) NJ to immigrants from Poland.  Art was an only child but both of his parents had multiple siblings.  He was a mischievous child who was also voted most talkative member of his Olney HS class. He followed in his mother’s footsteps, studying pharmacy at Temple University. Famous for his wit and memory he enjoyed talking to his customers. Art also loved the piano, classical music, owl related art, Jeopardy, traveling, and most of all his son. He had a keen sense of smell and for a brief period in his early adulthood started a partnership to create and sell “Rake” brand men’s colognes and hair sprays in department stores.  After retiring from Rite-Aid Pharmacy, Art traveled and frequently volunteered as a theater usher and at Pennsylvania Hospital.  Lastly, Art always liked to arrive very early for appointments.  Despite being 87, he sadly arrived too early to his final appointment as well. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia or fairvote.org. Online funeral details & future memorial: https://sites.google.com/view/artdavis