Glenn ''Bear''
Davis, Glenn “Bear” of Redondo Beach, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2005 in Los Angeles. He was born March 28, 1949 in San Diego, CA. Glenn served his country as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was well regarded during his 31-year career in the motion picture industry. As a grip, he worked on recent features, such as Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Italian Job, Minority Report, Magnolia, X-Men, Die Hard I and II. In television most recently he worked on Judging Amy, X Files, Family Matters, News Radio and innumerable well regarded television and movie productions. A gathering of family and friends for a prayer service and viewing will be Friday, March 18, 2005 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA, 90503. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 12:00 noon at St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church, 1900 South Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA. In lieu of flowers, the “Glenn ‘Bear’ Davis Memorial Fund” has been set up at Bay Cities National Bank, located at 1333 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. For more information, call Ellen Abbott (310) 540-2265. Money will be distributed for college funds for Bear’s children. Bear died of complications from a transplant surgery. He is survived by his wife, Janis Hartney Davis, and his sons, Matthew Glenn, Mark Mackenzie and Gregory Mitchell and daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Davis. A private burial will follow.

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  1. Bear was one of the most generous, fun-loving, easy-going, gracious men I have known. From the moment the Hartney family met him, we all loved him. He was devoted to my sister, Janis and his children, Matt, Mark, Greg and Lauren. He loved life and found pleasure in everything he did. He could fix ANYTHING! He was the “protector” of the single Hartney girls in LA in the seventies and eighties. He played surrogate father to numerous nieces and nephews over the years. He was a major support to our brother, Mark, and his boys, Jim and Ryan. He has always welcomed us into his home and family. He was generous with his spirit and himself with everyone. We will miss him greatly. It is not even possible to imagine him not in our lives. I keep expecting him to walk in the front door any minute. He was so in love with Janis, and she with him. We all have great memories of Bear.

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