Georgia Davidson
November 26, 2020

GEORGIA DAVIDSON: On Thursday, November 26, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Israel Davidson; Mother of Marjorie, Robert, James and Michael Davidson. Let's start with how much Georgia loved her plants! Her 7th floor condo was filled with sunlight and so many beautiful plants. Georgia taught at Brashear High School, was President of the Rodef Shalom Sisterhood, volunteered at the Biblical Gardens at Rodef Shalom, a docent at Phipps Conservatory, volunteer of the year on the PIC unit at Children's Hospital and a wonderful cook! She leaves behind a large and accomplished resume and a life well lived. She lives on in the hearts of the many lives she touched. Private Service and Interment was held at Homewood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.


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I have volunteered on the PICU since 2011. I soon learned that Georgia was a special volunteer with seemingly boundless energy. She would arrive shortly before my morning shift ended on Thursday, and always asked if there was anything special that she could attend to. As time took its toll on Georgia's health it was heartwarming to see her serving the PICU without complaint for as long has she possibly could. Once pandemic conditions allow I will (hopefully) return to the PICU, and will miss Georgia and our midday volunteer hand off.

By Alan Hunninen - December 10, 2020

Every Tuesday and Thursday the nurses in the PICU looked forward to seeing Georgia’s smiling face stroll around the unit. She volunteered to hold and comfort crying babies, color and play with rambunctious toddlers , and listen and support stressed out parents. Not only did Georgia take such great care of patients and families, she also took care of the nurses. She knew the way to our hearts was candy and she would show up with bags of candy everyday she volunteered. She truly was an inspiration to us all and made each and every one of us strive to be a better person due to her caring attitude. During her absence, Georgia would still call to check in on us and let us know she missed us. During her treatment time, some of us had the honor to spend time with Georgia at her apartment to rally around her. Of course, it seemed like Georgia was supporting and caring for us during the visit, instead of the other way around. Georgia will be forever missed by the nursing staff in the PICU and we are so grateful she was part of our PICU family. Love and miss you Georgia, The PICU nurses❤️❤️

By PICU staff at Children’s Hospital - December 05, 2020

Shortly after starting her volunteer experience after the new UPMC Children's Hospital facility opened in 2009, Georgia quickly became a beloved figure in the PICU (or as she affectionally called it: the ‘PIC Unit’). She became a mainstay and an incredibly supportive volunteer who connected with patients of all ages. In more than 10 years of service, she devoted a remarkable 2,100 plus hours of her time to supporting the patients and families at CHP! In May 2016, Georgia was honored at the Annual Volunteer Recognition event – as the PICU nurses, Child Life, Volunteer Services staff along with her fellow CHP volunteers paid special tribute to her for her contributions and never-ending kindness. There is no doubt that Georgia lives on in the hearts of the many lives she touched – including so many at UPMC Children’s. Here are a few additional quotes from CHP staff: “Georgia sure brought a smile to all on the PICU. Her kindness to the staff was abundant and did not go unnoticed,” ~ Kristin Duns, Child Life Specialist, PICU “Georgia had such a big heart. She was like a Grandma to so many.” ~ Becky Desmond, Coordinator, Special Events

By John Krysinsky (UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh) - December 04, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear this news. I have fond memories of Georgia from the neighborhood in Connellsville. My thoughts are with the family.

By Carol Mervis - December 03, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. As a member of the congregation, Georgia was always warm and welcoming and made everyone feel good to be there.

By Carol Berger - December 02, 2020

My sincere condolences are extended to Marjorie and Robert. I knew Georgia for many years, through Sisterhood and temple, and also because of our shared passion for horses. Through the years, we would always go together to see the latest horse movies as soon as they came out. Whenever I went to Rodef to a Saturday service, she would always be there and we would sit together. She loved that I was the Spiritual Leader of her childhood shul, B'nai Abraham in Butler. I would often drive by her grandparents' home, still standing on Pearl St., and share the news with her that it was well tended by its current owners. I loved Georgia's sense of style, and always anticipated seeing what she might be wearing. I've driven and owned nothing but Subarus since 2000, after Georgia let me drive her car to a District Sisterhood trip in Harrisburgh. She touched my life in so many ways, large and small, and I will miss her. After a conversation with her, I will be saying kaddish for her for a year.

By Michele Gray-Schaffer, aka Cantor Michal - November 30, 2020

I adored your mother. She was very close to my mom Rita green I send my deepest warm wishes

By cathy samuels - November 30, 2020

I am saddened to learn of Georgia's passing. She was one of the most warm, welcoming, friendly individuals I would have the pleasure of seeing at Temple and her devotion to Rodef Shalom was exemplary. Her memory shall always be cherished.

By Oren Spiegler - November 30, 2020

I live in unit 304... when I moved in 10 years ago your mom was the first the greet me with a bottle of wine, crackers and cheese... so glad that Georgia was in my life since moving to the Winchester. She was a beautiful kind woman.

By Jimmy katz - November 30, 2020

We’re so sorry to hear about Georgia’s passing. She was always so kind to me and to my family. Peace to yours and may her memory always be a blessing.

By Jane Valinsky - November 29, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Georgia’s passing. She was loved by so many. May her memory be for a blessing always.

By Roberta Weissburg - November 29, 2020

Georgia was a beloved part of Rodef Shalom’s community. We are grateful to have known her and we will miss her.

By Susan and David Kalson - November 29, 2020

am acquainted with Georgia through Rodef Shalom membership. I worked with her and Nancy Berkowitz preparing dinner for parents at Children’s Hospital. Georgia was very dedicated to providing the very best of everything she did. She was also committed to attending services at Rodef on Saturday morning and seeing her there made the service complete. She was a great supporter of the Biblical Garden, welcoming congregants to the service or attendees to our movie night or other activity. And above all, she was a fighter in every sense of the word. I will miss her. May her memory be for a blessing. Marilyn

By Marilyn Asimow - November 29, 2020

We always loved Georgia. Jonathan enjoyed seeing her at Children’s Hospital too. Our sincere condolences.

By Jonathan and Jana Finder - November 29, 2020

My sympathy to the family of Georgia Davidson. I saw Georgia frequently at Torah Study and Saturday morning services at Rodef Shalom.

By Richard Gordon - November 29, 2020

Sending my heartfelt condolences to Georgia’s family and friends.

By Paul Mervis - November 28, 2020

Margie, our thoughts are with you and your family. Your mother was an amazing woman who enriched our lives. She is undoubtedly smiling about the new President. May her memory be for a blessing.

By Susanne Gollin & Lazar Palnick - November 27, 2020

I am soooo sorry to hear of Georgia’s passing. I will miss her greatly at services for which I used to pick her. My heart felt condolences.

By Barbara Broff Goldman - November 27, 2020