Dr. Alfred Davis Jr., a Montclair Board of Education member since May 2019 and a well-known chiropractor and community leader, has died.

A message posted on the Montclair Public Schools website informed the community about Davis’s death. It reads:

“It is with profound sadness that we write to inform you of the passing of our Board Member, Dr. Alfred Davis, Jr. He was a staunch supporter of Montclair Public Schools and public education. We valued his service on our Board as he always provided thoughtful, astute assessment of the district’s governance and policy work and his contributions as part of the Board were highly respected. For those of you who may not be familiar with his commitment to our community, he served through his medical practice, his many dedicated years as founding member of the Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation along with its parade and festival beloved by all, as well as being the Board’s liaison for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholarship Breakfast. We will personally and professionally miss his sage advice, quiet and confident manner, and gracious nature. Dr. Davis provided insight and wisdom until the end. His character was beyond reproach and everything he did during his service to our schools was for the betterment of our students. He will be sorely missed, and we extend our deepest condolences to his family at this difficult time.”

In his LinkedIn profile, Davis, director and chiropractor at Davis Integrated Medicine in Montclair, shared what drove him throughout his life, stating, “It is my goal in life to help as many people as possible become healthy and well through natural methods. I received my Doctorate from New York Chiropractic College (NYCC). I went on to receive an additional 400 hours of Sports Injuries training and am a Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. I am also a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management.”

He served on the medical staff at Montclair Community Hospital and Meadowlands Hospital Center, was a member of the ACA Council on Sports Injuries and Roentgenology and served as past president of the American Black Chiropractic Association, the Montclair Chamber of Commerce, and the New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and the Council on Chiropractic Education, according to his profile.

A funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christ Church Rockaway, according to published reports.