07-31-2020 - Passing of Bob Taylor
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HONEOYE FALLS, N.Y.â€“ Robert Frederick Taylor, 79, retired cellist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, passed away peacefully at his Honeoye Falls, N.Y., home on Sunday May 17, 2020 with his wife Melissa Matson at his side and surrounded by the love of his family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Opal (Smith) and Homer Spencer Taylor of Salem, Ohio. He is also survived by his son R. Mitchell Taylor of Port Charlotte, Fla.; daughter Jennifer (Leonard) Gibson of Lincolnton, Ga.; stepson Alexander Micciche of Asheville, N.C.; sister Rebecca (Bourbon) Zeigler of Cleveland; former wives Linda (Whinery) Taylor and Jane Ellen (Michael) Bleeg; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; niece Alicia (James) Costello of Cleveland; and nephew Bourbon (Julie Albers) Zeigler Jr. of Minneapolis, Minn.
A graduate of Youngstown University (OH) (1962) and Eastman School of Music (1964), Bob taught at Youngstown University and played two seasons with the Dallas Symphony before joining the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (1968-2007). He performed frequently in chamber music concerts and was a member of the First Unitarian Church Choir. In his retirement he spent many years singing enthusiastically with Eastman-Rochester Chorus, Berkshire Choral Festival, Rochester Oratorio Society, and First Inversion. Beyond his music, Bob will be remembered for his kindness and his giving nature, his infatuation with cars, and for the vigorous attention he paid to his beautiful gardens.
A memorial service will take place at a future date. Read full obituary at RochesterCrematoriam.com. Donations in Bobâ€™s memory can be sent to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Genesee Land Trust, or another local arts or nature conservation organization of your choice.
07-30-2020 - Sending our love to Sue (Perrault) Davidson on the loss of her husband
SALEM- William Boardman Davidson Jr., 79, passed away surrounded by his family, Tuesday afternoon, July 21, 2020.
William was born July 24, 1940 in Berea, Ohio, a son of the late William and Norma Lehnert Davidson.
A 1958 graduate of Columbiana High School, Bill excelled in football as well as basketball and received a full football scholarship to Youngstown University. While pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Business, Bill played football under the direction of head coach, Dike Beede. Bill was honored to be inducted into the Columbiana High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
After graduation, Bill joined his father, as the second generation of their family business, that has been in service for over 60 years, Davidson Sales and Service in Salem. Davidson Sales and Service was an International Harvester Truck Dealership and later, Navistar. After 25 years, Bill decided to withdraw from Navistar and work independently, focusing on towing and repoing. A third generation of Davidsons continues to carry on the Davidson Sales and Service tradition.
Billâ€™s work enabled him to travel to all contiguous United States, including his favorite, Alaska. In every direction, wherever Bill traveled, he made fast and longtime friends. His family would often join him on road trips creating many memorable vacations. In later years, he treated his daughters and their children to an Alaskan trip that they will always remember. His passions also included being outdoors, riding horses, working the family farm and especially surrounding himself with his family. Billâ€™s highlight was attending his children and grandchildrenâ€™s sporting events. He was always their number one fan.
Billâ€™s legacy is his family. He leaves his wife, the former Catherine Suzanne â€śSueâ€ť Perrault whom he married Aug. 25, 1962; one son, Douglas Lloyd (Lori) Davidson of Salem; two daughters, Catherine Anne Davidson-Chuck and Joan Elizabeth (Rob) Clark, both of Salem; one sister, Judith (Robert) Marshall of Salem; one brother, Donald (Kathy) Davidson of Whitestone, Va.; 19 grandchildren, Eric (Stefani) Davidson, Natalie (Jason) Steed, Mallorie, Macie, Mitch, Ellie, Annie, Abbie, and Ross Davidson, Cassie Davidson, Allee, Billy, Alivia, Alanee, Rylee, Reese, and Owen Davidson-Chuck, Corey Wellendorf and Kaci (John) Sarchione; four great-grandchildren, Drew Steed, Danica and Johnny Sarchione, and Wyatt Wellendorf; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his son, Brian Lee Davidson.
A celebration of Billâ€™s life will be announced at a later date.
Billâ€™s family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the wonderful care and friendship of Hospice of the Valley and the Damascus Volunteer Fire Department.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Boardman, OH 44512 or to the Damascus Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 356, Damascus, OH 44619.
Condolences may be sent at www.beckerobits.com.
12-28-2019 - December 16, 2019 loss of another 1958 classmate
James E. Shearer
DEC 20, 2019
COLUMBUSâ€“James E. Shearer, 80, passed away Dec. 16 at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. He was born March 7, 1939 to the late Howard and Miriam Shearer. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Tod Shearer. Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Conklin; sons, Drew Shearer and Morgan Oâ€™Neal; daughter-in-law, Luann Shearer; sister, Suzanne (Edwin) Smith; brother, Howard (Francis) Shearer; and several grandchildren.