Timothy 'Asti' Austin Davison, 28
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POLAND -- Timothy 'Asti' Austin Davison, 28, died tragically on Jan. 4, 2014, while returning from Florida from a family vacation.
Asti was born on May 24, 1985, in Lewiston.
Asti had spent the last two weeks with his sister and best friend, Adele Allocca and her boyfriend, Tyler Merchant of Kissimmee, Fla. They had an opportunity to do many of Asti's favorite things such as playing disc golf, spending a weekend at the beach, and listening to his grandfather, Gene Guidotte, 82, from Ft. Myers, Fla., play saxophone.
He was able to spend time with his mother, Theresa Allocca of Poland Spring along with his aunt and uncle, Joseph and Katherine Rakowski and cousins, Joseph E. Rakowski and Allison Rakowski of Ft. Myers, Fla.
He was able to visit a long-time friend on Marco Island and enjoying boating in the gulf watching a dolphin jumping the wake from the boat he was riding.
Not wanting to face returning to the brutal Maine winter, he was plotting with his sister how to turn his pontoon boat into a houseboat so he could be a snowbird. This was a slight conflict since he had recently been snowboarding at Sunday River with friends and texted his mother, 'Riding was awesome, best snow I can remember in December.'
Asti was always mid-project. From an early age he caught the mechanic bug from his father, Timothy A. Davison of Raymond. He started riding snowmobiles and a motorized jeep when he was only two. As he grew his toys grew and he learned everything he could about engines from his father. His latest project was restoring an antique truck, which you can see on his Facebook page.
His senior high school project at Poland Regional H.S. entailed re-engineering a truck and installing pneumatic lifts. He caused quite a stir when he made the truck start jumping in the school roundabout and sparks started flying. He had become fascinated with low riders after visiting his grandfather, Anthony Allocca along with his long-term partner, Hazel Green of Tampa who had been living in the Phoenix area. While there he took rolls of film fascinated by the Grand Canyon.
Asti had picked up the photography bug from his mother, Lisa Davison, who was a major influence in his life. He fell in love with the area and later attended college there and earned a technical degree as a Certified Harley-Davidson mechanic.
All of his parents including his step-father, Scott Allocca of Poland Spring, were proud of his many accomplishments.
Asti was very close to his sister Adele along with his other siblings, Ezra and
Timothy 'Asti' Austin Davison
Jada Davison whom he never tired of teasing and playing with, whether it be playing video, board games or just hanging out at camp. He had many cousins in Raymond who he would go four wheeling with in his grandmother, Elaine Davison's field in Raymond.
Asti was a family man and extended his love to everyone he shared his life with.
Asti was a good-natured, fun-loving guy who knew how to work hard and play even harder. His job as a pipefitter and commercial welder at Engineered Construction Services, owned by his father, Tim, kept him busy four days a week but Friday through Sunday was Asti-time! Weekends were filled with family, friends and often wild adventures whether it was going mudding in his Jeep with the Backwoods Outdoor Club, canoeing and camping along the Saco River, helping a friend fix a vehicle or move, attending a family BBQ or just having a bonfire in his own back yard with his girlfriend, Jessica Plowman and other friends.
Sitting with his grandfather, Gene, in Maine watching the Red Sox with his mother and her boyfriend, Joel Bicknell of Scarborough, was always a great way to enjoy a summer evening.
Asti was loved by all who knew him.
Asti was predeceased by his grandmother, Irene C. Guidotte and grandfather, Michael Davison. He is survived by many family and friends who have not all mentioned earlier including his many aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents: Mike and Darcy Davison and children, Stephen Davison and son, Shirley Davison and children, all from Raymond; Tina-Marie and Brandon Dietter with their children, Azelle and Drew of Naples, Fla.; cousins, Alyssa Emiliucci Cox and Allison Rakowski of Tampa, Fla.; his grandparents, Donna and Burtt Warren of Portland, Jay and Nancy Allocca; cousins, Zack and Kristen Allocca and their mothers, Renee Allocca and Kathryn Brooks; Gina and John Ferland and cousins, Anthony, Christian and Jason from Nashua, N.H.; Sherri-Lynn Allocca, wife of Scott Allocca from Poland Spring; great-uncle, Joseph Guidotti of Philadelphia, Pa., great-aunts, Rejane Lemieaux and Beatrice Lavertu of Lewiston; and all his second and third cousins in the Lewiston-Auburn area.
A viewing will be held at Wilson Funeral Home, Old Rt. 26, 24 Shaker Rd., Gray on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 1-4 p.m., followed by a celebration of life at Cyndi's Dockside on Rt 26, Poland Spring. Please feel free to 'come as you are' in Asti style. Carhartts, flannel, and beards welcome. Asti would want it that way.
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 8, 2014