ASTORIA - Jerry Davis, long-time Astoria resident and custodian at St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish and School, will share his 40 years of collecting with the public with a "Sale of the Century" Thursday through Friday, Aug. 3 through 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Mary Star of the Sea School gymnasium, 1411 Grand Avenue, in Astoria. Proceeds will benefit the school.
Davis was a Benedictine monk at Mount Angel Abbey before he came to Astoria in 1967 because of health problems. He was released from his vows because of continuing health problems and worked at The Daily Astorian as a typesetter and composer. He and his wife, Sharon, have five children and four grandchildren.
At the sale will be Davis's significant record collection including 33s, 45s, 78s and record players. There are also numerous eight-track tapes and a few eight-track machines. You will find music from the Big Band era, jazz, musicals, Elvis and contemporary artists and contemplative works.
Davis's era will not end with this sale, as he will continue to work for St. Mary's.
The school will use his former workspace as a classroom for the music program.