Dec. 9, 1946 — Dec. 14, 2016
Paul Richard Davis, a longtime resident of Corvallis, passed away on Dec. 14, 2016, at Stanford University Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He heroically and courageously fought a nine-year battle with cancer. Throughout the long struggle, Paul continued to live every day to the fullest.
He was born Dec. 9, 1946, in Artesia, California, to parents Paul Davis Sr. and Irene Davis. Paul attended Cupertino High School in Sunnyvale, California, and graduated in 1965. After high school, Paul enlisted in the Air Force in 1966. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in 1975. Paul continued his career at Stanford National Laboratory Accelerator, Applied Theory and Hewlett Packard before starting his own business.
In 1979, Paul launched his new business creating a video card enhancement solution for Apple Computers and, in doing so, became the founder and chief engineer of Videx Inc. In 1985, Paul launched a new product line, portable data collectors. Paul was proud that one of his data collection products, the TimeWand II, boarded the Mir Space Station in 1991 and was used by the crew to track inventory of materials. In 2000, Paul introduced a third product line, electronic locks and smart keys. Today, Videx and CyberLock are recognized as leaders in the security industry.
Those who worked with Paul remember him as a visionary, an incredible entrepreneur, and a creative innovator. Those who knew Paul express enormous respect for his kindness, intelligence and compassion to help others. He loved technology and flying helicopters. He was also a passionate supporter of the Stanford Asian Liver Foundation, and was proud to help make a difference in many lives around the world. Paul was a devoted husband and loving father. He was fiercely loyal to his family, friends and Videx-CyberLock family. Paul enjoyed spending time pioneering and designing new technology solutions, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 28 years, Tammy Davis, and the two children they raised together, daughter Brittany Davis of Palo Alto, California, and son Chad Davis of Corvallis. He is also survived by his mother, Irene Davis of Mission Viejo, California; three sisters, Cheryl Ford, Jan Gagne and Susan Launier; in-laws, aunts and uncles, cousins and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Davis Sr.
A Viewing will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Callaghan Mortuary, 3833 East Ave., Livermore, California. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at St. Michael’s Catholic Parish, 458 Maple St., Livermore, California. Burial will follow the Mass at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 26320 Mission Blvd., Hayward, California.
A local celebration of life will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at CH2M HILL Alumni Center, 204 CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Corvallis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University, 780 Welch Road, CJ130, Palo Alto, CA 94304. The website is: https://makeagift.stanford.edu/get/page/makeagift?noLoopSecure=y&mop=CC&gfty=G&pgnTPC=399&stp=111&gdso=5&tgso=6&cturl=close&olc=11844&refid=F40D8BFD42BD02D8DCB4A8A035D9FCA903C19427963F0078BADD79C938D570EE7399C6814A502C06B5F4E5C4D75DADEC
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Stanford University Hospital nurses and staff for their kind compassion and gracious services.