Raymond H. Davison, 87, of Canandaigua, formerly of Pittsford and Penn Yan, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Geneva General Hospital.
Friends and family may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 25 at the First Presbyterian Church of Penn Yan, 211 Main St., Penn Yan. Committal and interment will be held at 10 a.m. June 26 at Oakridge Cemetery in Lima. Services for Ray will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 26 at the First Presbyterian Church of Penn Yan. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ray’s memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Penn Yan, P.O. Box 639, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527
Ray was born August 23, 1929 in Lima, the son of the late Ross William and Belle (Carter) Davison. Ray graduated from Lima High School in 1947 and served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954. He earned a degree in Physical Education from Cortland State College and a master's degree from Ithaca College. For over 30 years, Ray was an educator and coach for the Pittsford Central School District. He coached JV basketball, varsity soccer, and varsity hockey. Throughout his coaching career, Ray earned numerous state and local awards, including nine Section 5 soccer championships and four hockey championships. He was inducted into the Pittsford Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Honeoye Falls-Lima Alumni Hall of Fame in 2006. In his spare time he volunteered for the Pittsford Volunteer Ambulance Corps and throughout his life held several leadership positions with various Presbyterian Churches. His passions in life include camping and traveling with his wife and children, square dancing, playing cards and carpentry.
In addition to his parents, Ray was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Margaret B. “Peg” Davison, his son, Andrew Lewis Davison, and his siblings, Salinda Niles, Donald, and Lewis Davison. He is survived by his children, Margaret “Peggy” (David) Stephens, Mary “Molly” (David) Davison-Price, and Matthew (Sherie) Davison; and his grandchildren, Wade Stephens, Carter Stephens, Reilly Price, Abbott Price, and Rion Matthew Davison, as well as many great friends, extended family, and dear friend, Nancy Scher.
Memories of Ray may be shared at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com