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Ralph Thomas Davis

June 26, 2024

Ralph Thomas Davis of Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away on June 26, 2024, at the age of 65.

Ralph was born in Nairobi, Kenya, on November 11, 1958, to AIM missionaries Bob and Lillian Davis.

He grew up in Kijabe, Kenya, graduating from Rift Valley Academy high school in 1977 and Kings College, Briar Cliff Manor, NY, in 1981. He lived in Warwick, NY until he moved to Port St. Lucie in 2002.

Ralph is survived by his partner of 35 years Joseph Taska of Port St. Lucie; siblings Jonathan (and wife Sam) Davis of Southlake, Texas; Ellen (and husband Gary) Stickna of Franklin Lakes, NJ; Linda (and husband Kent) Splettstoeszer of Port St. Lucie; along with five nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Bob and Lillian Davis.

Ralph worked for the last 22 years as  Vice President for J.P. Morgan Chase in Tampa, FL. Ralph had many interests outside of work including landscaping his home, tropical fish, entertaining his friends, African wildlife, and his Boxer dog Huey. Ralph was a kind and gentle man, he loved Joe and he loved his family, and was well loved by them and those who knew him. 

Friends that would like to share a fond memory of Ralph or leave condolences for his family may sign and online guestbook at Arrangements are under the care of Millennium Cremation Service of Port St. Lucie. 

In lieu of flowers, consider donating to one of two organizations that were dear to his heart. The Kijabe Forest Trust ( or The American Kidney Fund (”



Esther Roberts

July 1, 2024, 5:27 pm

I am sending thoughts of care and sympathy to Joseph, his siblings, and their families. My heart goes out to you, and I can only imagine your enduring anguish. I hope you can feel some sense of Ralph’s sweet spirit always with you, comforting you as you face the time ahead.

Losing a partner tears your soul open to pain, and I wish you did not have to go through this agony, Joseph. I hope you are surrounded by loving and supportive friends who give you all the time you need to grieve. Ralph was beautiful and courageous, and he demonstrated great courage in coming out and navigating his way to his loving relationship with you.

I hope all of you draw closer, gain strength from each other, and are resilient despite the tragedy of his loss.

Carol Leon-Watford

July 1, 2024, 5:54 pm

Ralph was wonderful and quite unique with a marvelous sense of humor..I shall miss him terribly and the fun times we shared with him and his loved partner Joe..especially on our Voyage to Cuba…

Steph & Jon Ferber

July 1, 2024, 9:44 pm

Our condolences to Ralph’s family and friends. May he rest in eternal peace.

Georgina Stiles

July 2, 2024, 3:06 am

So sad Ralph, to see you leaving us so soon. Clara and I will miss and love you forever. Thanks for being our Special friend. SIP
Georgina and Clara
Bank of Nova Scotia, NY and UJB, NJ

Salvatore Mazzilli

July 2, 2024, 3:11 am

I will pray for your family Ellen and Linda. May Ralph Rest in painless peace. ❤️

Cynthia Davis

July 2, 2024, 3:14 am

Joe, I love you and have you in my constant thoughts and prayers! Ralph’s siblings, I love you too and am happy for the bond we all share. I doubt Ralph even knew how much he helped me over the years with his support and friendship. I love him dearly and truely miss him. Love, hugs, thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Rebecca Richburg

July 2, 2024, 5:04 pm

Ralph, you have always been a precious friend, and a precious soul. So many fun memories as far back as our childhood in Africa when you, Jonathan and my brother got into my dads oil paints and played cowboys and Indians, (my mother was overjoyed, as you would recall) #sarcasm! And because of that family bond, we have remained friends to this day! What a privilege it was to share that last trip to Africa, (our motherland) with your family last year. I will always remember that time as a priceless gift! Love you, Ralph! Hug your mother and mine for me!

Joseph Taska

July 2, 2024, 6:14 pm

My partner of 35 years passed away on the morning of June 26th. I am devastated . I love him very much. Ralph Davis would get me up every morning at 10. If we weren’t together he would call every morning . We would watch video’s together and home improvement shows . And what most people don’t experience I would pet his head to sleep most nights or every other night He loved his pettings. When Ralph worked in Tampa He would drive across the state every Friday night to see me and leave Monday morning for the drive back to Tampa. Now that is Love and dedication to another person. I miss him so much already Ralph if you can hear me now I LOVE YOU SO MUCH

Lynne and Jim Ross

July 3, 2024, 11:59 pm

Remembering Ralph as a quiet, interactive, family member we saw at Christmas, in the 80s and 90,s. Jon, Sharon,his precious mom,and Ralph came to celebrate the holidays with our big noisy family. He would talk to any one, one at a time, and was the perfect guest! We send our condolences to the whole family….he was one special man!

Grace Michael

July 5, 2024, 6:44 pm

My sympathies to Joseph & all Ralph’s family. Sorry for your loss. I was 3 years behind him in school.

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