On January 7, 2024, Valentin Clifford Davis, Sr., affectionally know as “Vally”
peacefully transitioned from Labor to Reward to be with the Lord.
Vally accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior in his latter years. Although he
didn’t have a church home at the time of his death, he enjoyed worshiping at several
churches throughout the city.
Vally was born in Copiague, NY at Lakeside Hospital on January 13, 1941. He
is proceeded in death by his parents William L. Davis and Anita Davis, brother-in-
law, Shelley Steward and sister-in-law, Bruce Davis. He married Mary E. Trollinger.
Together they had two children, Darrelyne and Valentin Muhammad.
Vally was an honor student at Amityville Memorial High School and is most
remembered in Amityville as one of the best ever running backs in school history,
making the number 31 famous, and the most sought-after jersey to wear.
He attended Hofstra University on a full football scholarship. Later matriculating at
West Virginia State for football and finally obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in
Business Administration at SUNY Old Westbury University.
Vally was employed by LILCO, starting out as a meter reader, and later
becoming Supervisor of the Computer Operations Center. He was a Shop Steward
for many years, retiring with 32 years of service. Vally was involved in several
Vally leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 62 years Mary E. Trollinger
Davis, daughter Darrelyne Davis, son Valentin Muhammad (Gwendolyn). Three
grandchildren Valentin III, William, and Jayda Davis; one sister, Verna Steward;
and brother, William L. Davis and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.