John (Jeff) F. Davies, 67, of Syracuse, passed away Sunday at home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a local artist for several Syracuse businesses.I don't blame the paper or the reporter, but Jeff's piddling obituary is as funny and gross as his paintings. Don't call him "a local artist for several Syracuse businesses;" Jeff was an artist. Yes, he would slap the odd dinosaur onto the odd tavern wall, but his life and work were 40,000 times better and crazier than any business commission. If anyone reading this can send me a scan of one of his works, I'd love to show it here. But I know it's a longshot. Largely undocumented by Google, Jeff seemed to believe in using his computer only to meet women.