John L. Davison

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Feb. 9, 2013

John L. Davison, 54, of Wilkes-Barre passed away suddenly on Feb. 9, 2013 at 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 Saint Aloysius and a member of both the Parish of Saint Robert Bellarmine and 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 gentleman and good sport.

John was a lifelong, devoted caregiver to his mother and cherished summer family gatherings at Harveys Lake. His passing creates a permanent void in their 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. Davison and wife, Donna, Tampa, Fla., Irene N. Brislin, Harveys Lake, Kathleen A. Hudik and husband, Michael, Smock, Pa., Dr. Thomas M. Davison and wife, Nancy, and Dr. James P. Davison and wife, Diane, all of Tampa and Attorney Robert V. Davison and wife, Anna Marie, Dallas; numerous nieces and nephews; and other family and friends.

Celebration of John's Life will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from McLaughlin's - The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St. in Wilkes-Barre, with Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in the Church of Saint Aloysius. Interment will be in Saint Mary's Cemetery in Hanover Township. Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

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Published in Times Leader on Feb. 13, 2013
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