Don't you think they deserve to get married too?
Bob Davis and Henry Schalizki met in 1943 during World War II serving as members of the US Navy. They started their relationship in 1948.
Schalizki who is 86 years old, enlisted in the US Navy in 1942, four months after the invasion of Pearl Harbor and he was a teletype operator during the war. He met Davis in the Biltmore Hotel in Providence and about 20 years ago he adopted legally Davis. Henry Schalizki is now a successful real state agent in the DC area.
Bob Davis is 87 years old, and he is a famous radio broadcaster and a renowned theater critic. He has dedicated for year to fundraising and service to theater in the US, especially in the DC area where he and Henry received the Helen Hayes Awards this year.
I had the privilege of meeting briefly Bob and Henry at their 60 Anniversary dinner. That evening, DC Council Member Jim Graham presented them with a DC Council Resolution naming October 22, 2008 as the "Bob Davis and Henry Schalizki Day in the District of Columbia".
Congratulations again to Bob and Henry, a truly inspiring couple. According to the Washington Blade, during the Helen Hayes Awards ceremony:
- In the pair’s acceptance words, Schalizki, spoke of a life-long devotion to theater, and concluded with “I’ve been greatly loved,” and then looking over at Davis, added “and loved greatly in return.”