Ruth K. Davidson
December 14, 2017

Visitation Information

December 17 2017 - 1:00 pm
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Funeral Information

December 17 2017 - 2:00 pm
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

DAVIDSON, RUTH K.: Passed away on Thursday, December 14,2017 after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born October 31, 1926, the daughter of the late Dr. Robert and Ida W. Kaplan. She graduated McKeesport High School, June 1944 and the University of Pittsburgh, June 1948. Beloved wife for 65 years of Harry S. Davidson; Loving mother of Gerald (Debra Kocar) Davidson of Brookline, MA, Scott H. Davidson of Wayne, PA, Lori D. Sachs of Detroit, MI, and Richard M. (Carol) Davidson of Ashburn, VA. Sister of James M. (Marcia) Kaplan of Pittsburgh; Sister-in-law of Lois D. Engel of Silver Spring, MD, and Georgia C. Davidson of Pittsburgh; Grandmother of Rachel (Benjamin Tornatore) and Hannah Davidson of New York, NY, Evan (Mika) Sachs of Detroit, MI, Mindi Sachs of New York, NY, Alexandra Davidson of Pittsburgh, and Danielle, Victoria, and Casey Davidson, all of Ashburn, VA. Also survived by nieces, nephews, and many beloved extended family members. Ruth was a lifetime member of Hadassah, an active member of Women of Temple Sinai, and an avid bridge player. Services at Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill, on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at  2 PM. Visitation at Temple one hour prior to services (1 - 2 PM). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions in Ruth's memory may be made to Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, Hebrew Free Loan Association, 4307 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or Jewish Association on Aging, 5757 Bartlett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc.,


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Our sincerest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

By Stuart and Linda Miller - December 20, 2017

With deepest sympathy to Jerry, Deb, Rachel, Hannah and the extended Davidson family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

By Chizu Shiono & Ronn Beck - December 17, 2017

We are so sorry for your loss. Ruth was an elegant and gracious presence at synagogue, one whose warm welcome now many years ago was gratefully appreciated. We hope that your memories of her are a comfort.

By Gary Nelson and Jo Anne Schwendinger - December 15, 2017

Dear Harry, I'm so sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed getting to know you and Ruthie. I always looked forward to seeing you both at Shabbat services. May Ruthie's memory be for a blessing. Hugs! Judy Ehrlich Kirklin

By Judy Ehrlich Kirklin - December 15, 2017

With deepest sympathy from the Tornatore Family of Fairfield, CT.

By Doug and MaryKay Tornatore and family - December 15, 2017