Gregory Scott Davis, 51, died on Friday, April 3, 2020 at his home in Palo Alto. Greg was born August 11, 1968, in Bellingham, Washington and grew up and lived his life in the Bay Area. He worked as a computer application architect and business owner. He graduated from Los Altos High School, University of California Irvine, and Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Greg accomplished much in his academic and professional pursuits, but far and away his greatest achievement was being a dad to his thirteen-year-old daughter, Bonnie Davis, named for his mother. Greg was a quick study and his curious, adventurous spirit informed his choices in all areas of his life.
He travelled extensively while in college and graduate school, immersing himself in culture wherever he went. He mastered Spanish, Italian, French, and Catalan during his school days and later taught himself Mandarin Chinese. His aptitude for languages served him well in his chosen profession- creating his own business and working for notable companies Google and Cisco Systems. In 2017, Greg co-founded Veloce, an enterprise software tool company.. A natural athlete, Greg was an avid and accomplished cyclist, competing on teams, as well as joining regular rides with coworkers and friends. He was a competent tennis player, playing weekly with his father and friends. He was also a thrill seeker. Greg skied throughout his life, heli-skiing Whistler Mountain last winter. Greg will be remembered as a bright man who loved deeply and built strong friendships. His kindness and generosity were instrumental in bringing together friends from every chapter of his life. His happiest times were spent with Bonnie and her cousins, Meiling, Julia and Lily. He was a loving dad and a silly uncle beloved by the children in the family; he enlivened and energized family gatherings for everyone. The childhood visits that Greg and his sister, Liz, made to Florida to spend time with his Aunt Margo and grandmother Gammy—and to play with cousins Megan and Doug—created lifelong bonds. He is survived by his daughter, Bonnie Davis; his father and stepmother, John and Alice Davis; his sister, Liz Headley; his step-brothers, Chris DePalma and Cameron DePalma; his nieces, Julia Headley, Lily Headley and Meiling Rowland; his aunts, Margo Landwer, Catherine Davis, and Susan Larson; and many loving cousins. Greg is preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie Davis; his grandparents, Harvey and Polly Davis and Mary and Samuel Crobaugh. Interment took place on April 15th at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos, attended by close family. When circumstances allow, the family plans to hold a celebration of Greg’s life with extended family and his many friends. Memorial contributions in Greg’s name may be made to the charity of your choice.