Richard J. ‘Rick’ Davison, 66, never lost his love for trains and music

Richard J. 'Rick' Davison
Richard J. ‘Rick’ Davison

Richard J. “Rick” Davison, 66, of Virginia Beach, a retired railroad executive and father of four, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in his home state of Pennsylvania after a great day of golfing with friends.

Rick was raised in the Philadelphia suburbs by loving parents, Jack and Millie; along with his brothers, John Jr., Joseph, William and James; and sisters, Mary, Patricia, Carol, Nancy, Kathleen and Donna.

He graduated from Villanova University in 1974. Four years later, he married the love of his life, Clare Ann Dawson, who survives him along with their children, Richard (Dawn), Matthew (Jenna), John (Kim) and Courtney; and grandchildren, Braedyn, Logan, Reagan and Dylan.

Rick retired young, but he never lost his love of trains, which he inherited from his father. Another great constant for Rick was his love of music, and he enjoyed sharing a lifetime’s worth of recommendations with his children, who will forever associate him with certain artists and songs. In those moments and in countless others, he will be deeply missed.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16, at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel. A funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Virginia Beach.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the John and Mildred Davison Radnor High School Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 8244, Radnor, PA 19087.

Share online condolences with the family at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

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