Dr. Edward “Ed” Davidson

March 28, 1925 ‒ February 09, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Dr. Edward “Ed” Davidson passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 in Wedgewood surrounded by his family. He was 94.

He was born March 28, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois to parents John & Ruth (Johnson) Davidson. After High School he proudly served his country by joining the United States Marine Corps and served in Guam and Iwo Jima during WWII. Upon return, he attended The Ohio State University and graduated with the class of 1954 as a Doctor of Dental Surgery.

Ed practiced general dentistry here in the Mansfield area for 40 years before retiring. In spare time, he took pleasure in playing a round of golf or going fishing on one of his boats. He especially enjoyed fishing on Lake Erie and vacationed on Pelee Island for over 50 years. He even made sure to teach his grandchildren how to fish. In 2005 he Attended the Hines School for the Blind in Chicago for 6 weeks.

He is survived by his loving wife whom he married August 23, 1953 Janet (Waters) Davidson; son Bill (Laura) Davidson; daughter Ruth (Bruce) Miller; grandchildren Christine (Blake) Castetter, Andrea Miller, Nicole Davidson & Frank Johnson, Drew Davidson and Lindsay Davidson; great-grandsons Jonah, Braxton and Frankie; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and special niece Amy Davidson; close enough to be family Nithya, Suseela and Ondina.

In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by brothers and their wives Jim & Gail Davidson and John & Jean Davidson; nephew John Davidson; brother-in-law John Waters.

The Davidson family will receive friends Friday, February 21, 2020 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Calling hours will continue Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 10 to 11 a.m. where a memorial service will begin immediately at 11 a.m. Pastor Greg Loesch will officiate. Military Honors will take place on the grounds of the funeral home following the service.

Contributions in Ed’s memory to OhioHealth Hospice or Apostolic Christian Church Retirement Center may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Ed’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Janet and family. Dr, Davidson was the first dentist I went to and he was very kind and caring. I was afraid of the dentist but not after seeing Dr. Davidson. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. May God comfort all of you. Katy (Rowland) Wehinger

  • Dear Mrs. Davidson, I know the heart pain you now have. Please accept my condolences and know I will say a prayer for you and your family today.

  • Janet,
    I just saw the obituary for Ed. No one called to tell our family about the passing. I realize the feeling of loss when the death happens. We send our condolences to all your family. Scott and I were in Boise for a few days last week so maybe I missed a call or text message. Love, Jane

  • I was so very sorry to hear about Ed’s passing. When I think of Dr. Ed, two things immediately come to my mind. First, Ed was my dentist when I was young. He must have been very skilled at his professional because I had a lot of cavities. And I mean a lot. When you have a lot of cavities as a kid you often remember your dentist in a very negative way. Thankfully my memories of Ed are good. I remember him as being kind and patient with a big smile. Thanks for being a great dentist Ed.

    I also remember Ed as a guy who had a strong faith in God. I had just become a Christian and I remember Ed and Janet taking me to hear a Christian speaker who was with Youth with a Mission. They didn’t know me very well but they knew I had experienced a number of struggles in my 20’s and they cared enough to reach out to a young guy who was having a hard time finding his way. Thank you Lord for sending Ed Davidson my way!