Theater professor dies during surgery at 69

By The Mercury

Daniel Davy, associate professor of theater at K-State, died Saturday during emergency heart surgery at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

“Dan was a very bright and somewhat quirky professor,” said John Uthoff, theatre program director.

Uthoff said Davy was the only theater historian at K-State - teaching and writing on a multitude of topics.

“Teaching was the most important part of it to him, and the students responded in kind,” he said.

Marci Mauller, theater managing director, said there has been an outpouring of people sharing memories about the wittiest person she’s ever met.

“Humor is something everybody in the classroom got to enjoy,” she said.

A memorial service is being held at 5 p.m. Friday at All Faiths Chapel.

Davy earned his bachelors, masters and Ph.D. in dramatic arts at University of California at Santa Barbara.

He taught previously at the University of California and Ohio University.

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