Robert Norman Davidson, 71
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SCARBOROUGH -- Robert N. Davidson, 71, of Scarborough, died on Nov. 30, 2013, at 3 a.m., from complications of Parkinson's and more recently, ALS. He was born in Rutland, Vt., on Jan. 27, 1942, the son of R. John and Bertha V. Morehouse Davidson. Bob was educated in local schools and was a 1960 graduate of Rutland High School. He graduated from the University of Vermont (UVM) in 1964 and received his MBA in 1969 from New York University Graduate School of Business.
He was in the ROTC program at UVM and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant upon graduation. He served in the U.S. Army at Fort Sill and Korea. He began as a stockbroker in the 1970s and spent most of his career with A.G. Edward's in Portland, retiring in 2001.
He was a past member of the Portland Country Club and the Cumberland Club. He enjoyed golf, tennis and skiing. His passion was boating in Casco Bay.
He volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House and United Way and served on the board of Maine Council of Economic Education. He was active with his children's sports and coached Little League in Falmouth.
Bob was predeceased by his parents; and his sister, Lora Ann Munukka. He is survived by two daughters, Jill Davidson of Washington, D.C., Susan Spangler and her husband Christian of Westminster, Colo., a son, Jeffrey Davidson and his wife Jessica of Princeton, N.J.; his former wife of 32 years, Gail Perry of Portland; his identical twin brother, William Davidson and wife Candy of New Haven, Vt.; four grandchildren, Katherine Spangler, Jackson Spangler, Taylor Davidson, and Aiden Davidson; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Bob would like us to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at Holbrook Health Center at Piper Shores for their special care. It was exceptional.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a celebration of life for Bob at Portland Country Club on Dec. 27, 2013, from 4-6 p.m. Burial with Military Rites will be at the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta for immediate family only. Arrangements by Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ctcrawford.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations
in Robert Davidson's memory may be made to:
Holbrook Health Center
at Piper Shores
15 Piper Rd.
Scarborough, Maine 04074
or Ronald McDonald House
250 Brackett St.
Portland, Maine 04102
Robert Norman Davidson
Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Homes and Cremation Services
172 State Street Portland, ME 04101
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 5, 2013