Marion Davis

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Davis, Marion 94, passed away on June 10, 2018. Marion was born in New York City, and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio where her father, the late Rabbi Abraham Cronbach, was a professor at the Hebrew Union College. The only child of Abraham and Rose Cronbach, Marion was educated at University School in Cincinnati, Franklin Junior College in Massachusetts, and at the Cincinnati Art Museum School of Fine Arts. In 1944, she married Maurice Davis, then a student at Hebrew Union College. As her husband was invited to serve congregations in Cleveland, OH, Lexington, KY, Indianapolis, IN, and White Plains, NY, she involved herself in each city teaching Arts & Crafts as well as serving on the boards of the Council of Jewish Women, Temple Sisterhoods, and other volunteer organizations, teaching in Religious Schools, as well as volunteering and doing occupational therapy at multiple hospitals. She is survived by her sons, Rabbi JayR (Hedvah) Davis of Boulder, CO, and Rabbi Michael Davis of Wichita, KS; grandchildren, Talia (Daniel) Haykin, Ronin, Ben, Zahava, Jonathan, and Miriam Davis; and great-grandchildren, David and Eva Haykin. While always being "her own person," Marion has also deeply been involved in the world of Judaism. As daughter, wife, and mother of rabbis, she has been to her family and friends a living example of an "eshetchayil," a valorous woman, who exemplifies the human and ethical values of Judaism. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rabbi Maurice Davis Confirmation Class fund, Congregation Kol Ami, 252 Soundview Av, White Plains, NY 10606. Downing & Lahey East Mortuary. Share tributes online at:
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Published in The Wichita Eagle on June 13, 2018