Robert N. Davidson, 71: Active volunteer, coached Little League

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SCARBOROUGH — Robert N. Davidson, 71, of Scarborough, died Nov. 30 from complications of Parkinson’s disease and, more recently, ALS.

Davidson was born in Rutland, Vt., on Jan. 27, 1942, a son of R. John and Bertha V. Morehouse Davidson. He was educated in local schools and was a 1960 graduate of Rutland High School. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1964 and received his master’s degree in 1969 from New York University’s Graduate School of Business.

He participated in the ROTC program while in college and was commissioned as a second lieutenant upon graduation. He served in the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, Okla., and in Korea. During the 1970s, he worked as a stockbroker and spent most of his career with A.G. Edwards in Portland. He retired in 2001.

Davidson was a member of the Portland Country Club and the Cumberland Club. He enjoyed golf, tennis and skiing. His passion was boating in Casco Bay.

He volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House and United Way and served on the board of the Maine Council of Economic Education. He was active with his childrens’ sports and coached Little League in Falmouth.

He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Lora Ann Munukka.

He is survived by two daughters, Jill Davidson, and Susan Spangler and husband Christian; son, Jeffrey Davidson and wife Jessica; former wife of 32 years, Gail Perry, of Portland; identical twin brother, William Davidson and wife Candy; four grandchildren, Katherine Spangler, Jackson Spangler, Taylor Davidson and Aiden Davidson; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Davidson extended a special thanks to the nurses and staff at Holbrook Health Center at Piper Shores for their exceptional care.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend a celebration of Davidson’s life at the Portland Country Club, Friday, Dec. 27, from 4-6 p.m. Burial with military rites will be at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta, for immediate family only. Arrangements are by Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, Portland.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Davidson’s memory may be made to Holbrook Health Center at Piper Shores, 15 Piper Road, Scarborough, ME 04074, or to the Ronald McDonald House, 250 Brackett St., Portland, ME 04102.

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