John L. Davison

John L. Davison, 54, of Wilkes-Barre suddenly passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born April 10, 1958, in Harrisburg, he was a son of Irene Savage Davison of Wilkes-Barre and the late William A. Davison.

A member of the Class of 1976, he was an academic and athletic standout on the Meyers High School football and wrestling teams and graduated from Harvard University, where he played Ivy League football. John was a member of the 1981 Presidential Inaugural Committee in Washington, D.C.

John was the owner of William A. Davison & Son Inc.

He was a communicant at the Church of St. Aloysius and a member of the Parish of St. Robert Bellarmine and the Wyoming Valley Country Club.

John was an avid reader, consuming many Tom Clancy novels, and enjoyed a game of cards with family and friends. He was a fierce competitor, but always a gentlemen and good sport.

John was a lifetime, devoted caregiver to his mother and cherished summer family gatherings at Harveys Lake. His passing creates a permanent void in our lives but vivid memories of his rare, genuine goodness will sustain both his family and all who knew him.

He will be greatly missed by his mother, Irene N. Davison; siblings, Dr. William A. and his wife, Donna Davison, Tampa, Fla.; Irene N. Brislin, Harveys Lake; Kathleen A. and her husband, Michael Hudik, Smock; Dr. Thomas M. and his wife, Nancy Davison, and Dr. James P. and his wife, Diane Davison, all of Tampa, Fla.; and Attorney Robert V. and his wife, Anna Marie Davison, Dallas; numerous nieces and nephews, other family and friends.

A celebration of John's life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from McLaughlin's − The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in the Church of St. Aloysius. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to Diocesan Annual Appeal, 300 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, PA 18503-1279.

Permanent messages and memories may be shared with John's family at www.celebratehislife.com.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Feb. 13, 2013