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Stephen Davitt, class '86

In Memoriam

Jan 24, 2015
Stephen Davitt, class '86 - KnockUnion.ie

The Union was saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Stephen Davitt, class '86.

The death has occurred of STEPHEN DAVITT

DAVITT Stephen January 24, 2015. Much loved and cherished son of Maurice and Joan (deceased). Stephen will be sadly missed by his father Maurice and wife Susan, his brother Michael, sister Jackie Earley, brother-in-law Gerry, sister-in-law Alex and by his nephews and nieces Nick, Richard, Robert and David Earley and Zoe, Caroline and Michael Davitt also by his wide circle of faithful friends. A funeral service and cremation took place in the Victorian Chapel at Mount Jerome on October 24, 2015. Stephen's family would like to acknowledge publicly the work carried out by The Irish Coast Guard. The Drogheda, The Meath and The Boyne Fishermen River Rescue and Recovery Services and to thank them sincerely for their determined efforts over many weeks. We would also like to thank The Gardai at Ashbourne Garda Station for the work they have done on our behalf. Donations, if desired to river rescue and recovery services in Meath and Louth.


Stephen arrived at Knock in the footsteps of his brother Michael, '82; father Maurice, '52, who was President of the Union in 1994-95; and uncles Brian, '56; Tom, '46 and the late Cahir, '45, whose son Cahir, '87 also attended.

Stephen was universally popular at Knock and since where his smile lit up a career in the travel industry. We could scarce then believe when news came through last January that Stephen was missing, and the final confirmation of his passing some months later was met with dismay.

A bright light is extinguished well before its time.

October 24th his family organised a very personal and lovely service in the Victorian Chapel at Mount Jerome, which was attended by many of his Castleknock classmates, and his ashes were scattered in his beloved Greece in a fitting tribute to his career and many colleagues in travel.

To them and to his many other friends, we offer our heartfelt condolences.

Requiescat in Pace.