Paul J. Davidson

Paul’s widow Bea writes:  “Paul and I were summer neighbors in Manomet, MA, south of Plymouth.  After our wedding on June 9th 1956 we headed for Pensacola, FL for flight training, with a stop at Ardmore, PA where Paul was best man at Will and Jan Rich’s wedding.  After our tour in Pensacola and advanced training in Kingsville, TX, we returned to Pensacola where Paul was a flight instructor.  The last tour was in Oceana, Virginia Beach; from there he deployed on the carrier FORRESTAL. 


Entering civilian life, Paul continued in the avionics field, becoming Director of Sales and Marketing for Sperry – Long Island, NY; Rockwell International in California, Iowa and NJ, and finally a privately owned company in White Plains, NY (while living in Connecticut).


We brought three children into this traveling family:  Paul, Jr. is a swim coach at UNLV, formerly at Michigan and California.  Jane, mother of Max (8) is Head Teacher at a pre-school in Philadelphia, PA.  Beth, in Takoma Park, MD, is a corporate recruiter in Washington, DC.  We had moved to Cape Cod “in retirement” when Paul’s health was failing.  He died March 3, 2002 of Lewy Body Disease.  A memorial mass was said at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Chapel in Buzzards Bay, MA, and his ashes were scattered in the waters of the Bay.  I live in Yarmouth Port, MA and keep busy traveling, playing bridge, and entertaining guests!  Would love to see some old friends.  Regards, Bea.”