Davidson, Bruce Ernest
Birth: Monday, December 07, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Residence: California, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 at the age of 73
Laid to Rest: in the US Naval Academy Columbarium
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Bruce Ernest Davidson, Commander, United States Navy, (Retired), 73 of California, MD died suddenly at his home on November 2, 2016. Born on December 7, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Alfred Bolden Davidson and Charlotte Anderson Davidson.
Bruce graduated from the United States Naval Academy in the Class of 1965. After graduation Bruce served as a naval aviator flying P-3s out of Moffett Field in California and later 130 aircraft at VQ-4 at Pax River. He also served in Vietnam and aboard the USS Constellation. He earned a Masters Degree from the University of Southern California in 1972 while stationed in San Diego, CA. Bruce proudly served in the United States Navy until his retirement as a Commander in 1985. He continued his career as a contractor at Webster Field with Eagan McAllister Associates /SAIC until his retirement from SAIC in December 2015.
On October 26, 1974, while stationed in San Diego he met and married his wife, Patricia "Patsy" Cahill, also stationed in San Diego serving in the Navy Nurse Corps. Together they celebrated 42 wonderful years of marriage.
He was a lifetime member of the US Naval Academy Alumni Association. He was an avid sports fan and loved Navy football. He had season tickets for 30 years, traveling to games from Houston to Ireland to cheer for the Navy midshipmen. When he wasn't watching a sporting event he enjoyed working in his yard.
His greatest joy in his life was spending time with his family especially his three granddaughters and new grandson who affectionately call him "Bubba". He was an active member of the Patuxent Presbyterian Church in California, MD serving wherever needed. He was a former member of the Church of Ascension in Lexington Park, MD where he served on the vestry and as the Senior Warden. He was a past member of the Lexington Park Rotary Club, Young Life Committee and volunteered to help many community projects including the Ascension Food pantry, HOPE and Christmas in April.
In addition to his wife, Bruce is survived by his children, Kimberly Davidson Safford of California, MD and Kristin Davidson Hart (Bryan) of Bahrain; his brother, Charles Davidson (Lorraine) of Collingswood, NJ; and four grandchildren, Ashley Welch, Brooke Safford, Mattison Safford all of California, MD and Finn Patrick Hart of Bahrain; and many extended family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be celebrated by Reverend Michael Jones on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 2pm at Patuxent Presbyterian Church, 23421 Kingston Creek Road, California, MD. Inurnment with military honors will follow at a later date in the US Naval Academy Columbarium.
Memorial contributions may be made to Patuxent Presbyterian Church, 23421 Kingston Creek Road, California, MD. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.