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Robert Davidson Sr. Obituary
Robert "Bob" Matthew Davidson, Sr.

Jun. 13, 1935 - Sept. 2, 2013


Bob passed away on September 2, 2013, at age 78. He was a devoted husband to Luella Jean (Shoemaker) Davidson. He was a loving father and is survived by his first son, Robert M. Davidson, Jr., his wife Cecilia (Lopez) Davidson, their daughter Andrea Davidson and son Matthew Davidson, and his second son, Scott F. Davidson. He was the son of Gordon Davidson and Linda (Ormiston) Davidson (both deceased) and the brother of Janet (Davidson) Birk (deceased) and Helen (Davidson) DeVere.


Bob was born in Albany, NY, grew up in Delmar, NY, and graduated from Bethlehem Central High School in 1953. He completed his degree in Civil Engineering from Norwich University in VT, then enlisted in the US Army who brought him West by stationing him at Fort Ord near Monterey, CA. After his service, he worked as a civil engineer for the city of Burlingame, then served as City Manager for the town of Hillsborough. Bob married Lue, his wife of 45 years, and settled in Redwood City.


He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame for 50 years, where he was ordained as a Deacon and an Elder, and sang in the Chancel Choir. He was a member of the Burlingame Rotary Club and served as Club President in 1981-82.


He lived a very full life in service and faith. The family is grateful for his love, integrity, humor, wisdom and deep faith. He now serves his Lord in His Kingdom.


A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, 1500 Easton Drive, Burlingame CA, on Saturday, September 7, at 3:00pm followed by a reception. Internment will be private for the family.


The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, 1500 Easton Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010, or a .



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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Sept. 5 to Sept. 6, 2013
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