Harry S. Davidson
December 5, 2021

Visitation Information

December 8 2021 - 10:00 am
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh (Squirrel Hill), 15217

Funeral Information

December 8 2021 - 11:00 am
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh (Squirrel Hill), 15217

HARRY S. DAVIDSON: On Sunday, December 5, 2021. Beloved husband for 65 years of the late Ruth K. Davidson; Loving father of Gerald C. (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. Brother of Lois D. Engel of Silver Spring, MD; brother-in-law of James (Marcia) Kaplan of Pittsburgh; Proud grandfather of Rachel (Benjamin Tornatore) and Hannah Davidson of New York, NY, Evan (Mika) Sachs of Detroit, MI, Mindi Sachs of New York, NY, Alexandra (Matthew Meyerson) Davidson, Danielle, Victoria, and Casey Davidson, all of Ashburn, VA. Great-grandfather of Nathan and Levi. Also survived by nieces, nephews, and many beloved extended family members. Harry lived in Connellsville, PA for over 70 years, where he owned and operated Davidson's Ladies Apparel, which was founded in 1929 and closed in 1982. He moved to Pittsburgh in 2000. He graduated from Connellsville High School in 1943 and enlisted in the US Navy in June, 1943. He was honorably discharged in June 1946. He attended the University of South Carolina and Cornell University. Harry lived an inspiring, selfless life beginning at a young age, when his father passed away and he helped his mother both raise their family and run the business at the age of 23. He always saw the good things in life, his glass was always at least half full. He will be deeply missed by so many relatives and friends. Services at Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Visitation at Temple one hour prior to services (10 - 11 AM). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions in Harry'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, 200 JHF Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., www.schugar.com


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My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to the Davidson Family, and I pray the entire family will be comforted underneath G d’s robe of light. Mr. Davidson(Harry) was a great man with an astute sense of business. I worked at his ladies clothing store when home from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Davidson will always live on in many people’s minds from his hometown of Connellsville and the surrounding areas. Harry, as we called him at the store, Rest In Peace.

By Eleanor Veres-Skibo - December 25, 2021

Harry and I had a special connection. I am saddened that he is no longer with us. But I know he missed his wife greatly. And I know how proud he was of his family. Mentioned Max often. I will miss him. May G-d console you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

By RABBI Eli Seidman - December 14, 2021

Harry was a great guy . I got to know Harry as we both lived on the same floor at Weinberg Terrace. His door to his apartment was always open to say hello. He was a valued member of our executive board. He will be missed.

By Jeffrey Ruttenberg - December 09, 2021

Scott, our sincere sympathies and condolences on the loss of your dad. May he rest in peace.

By Greg and Lynn Cinzio - December 08, 2021

My sympathy to the Davidson family. I have fond memories of working with Ruthie and Harry on the Purimspiels at Temple Sinai, and of seeing them at services. They always had a friendly greeting and a smile. I miss them.

By Aya Betensky - December 08, 2021

I can only reiterate what everyone else has said! Warmth, personal connection and an open heart are what I always received from both Ruth and Harry. They both made me feel so special and such a part of our Temple Sinai family. They were very very exceptional people and I smile every time I think of them both. Sincere condolences to the entire family on Harry's passing.

By Dale and Lynn Magid Lazar - December 08, 2021

My sincere condolences to the Davidson family. I met Harry and Ruth through Temple Sinai. He always had a big smile and warm greeting - and because he knew of my love of photography, would always mimic taking a picture and ask how my picture-taking was going. Such a friendly, thoughtful and sincere member of our community - he will be missed.

By John and Denise Schiller - December 08, 2021

Davidson family, Harry (and Ruth) were such an integral part of my mother, Nat’s, life in her last years and dear friends of ours as well. There was always a warm smile and greeting to Jordan and me whenever we got to see them. We will remember them both in our hearts always. Our deepest condolences to your family.

By Dick Diamondstone and family - December 08, 2021

I have very fond memories of seeing Harry and Ruthie at Shadyside Hospital when they were dedicated volunteers as well as at Temple Sinai. I will always remember Harry’s warmth and smile. He will be greatly missed,

By Laura Arnold - December 08, 2021

My condolences to the Davidson family. Harry and Ruth always had kind greetings and knew something personal and up to date to ask or comment about. I would look forward to seeing them at Temple or Hebrew Free Loan. May their memory be a blessing.

By Robert Rubinstein - December 08, 2021

Dear Davidson Family, I'm sorry to learn of your loss. Harry was such a bright spot in this world. I met Harry while interviewing to work for Rabbi Gibson at Temple Sinai in 2014. I was fortunate to get to know Harry and Ruth while working at the Temple. Harry had a smile that would light up a room. He was a true Mench! May his memory be for a blessing. Hugs!

By Judy Kirklin - December 07, 2021

Scott, Gerry, Ricky and Lori: I\'m so sorry to hear of your Dad\'s passing. I believe your Mom was waiting with open arms. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.

By Barbara Carbonara - December 06, 2021