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John "Jack" Davidson

John C. “Jack” Davidson , 85, of St. Augustine, Florida, died on Friday, June 25, 2021.

He was born on January 30, 1936 in Schenectady, NY, a son of the late John and Virginia Anderson Davidson.

On December 29, 1999, in St. Augustine, he married Victoria “Vicky” Caggiano, she survives.

Jack was a graduate of Clarkson College, class of 1959.  He retired in 1999 from SGL in St. Marys after many years as a mechanical engineer.  He was a life member of the Elks Club.

An avid gardener and landscaper, Jack truly loved being outdoors and living near the ocean.  He never missed a chance to take a walk on the beautiful beaches of St. Augustine, and always enjoyed a good game of bocce ball or bowling.  He was a great fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Florida Gators.

A kind, loving, and devoted father and husband, Jack will be fondly remembered for being a gentle, caring, and unselfish man who loved nothing more than spending time with his family and socializing with his friends.

In addition to his wife of more than 21 years, Vicky Caggiano Davidson, he is survived by two daughters; Tammy Kennedy of Edmond, OK, and Jacqueline Shovel of Highland Village, TX, and by four grandchildren; Samantha Dafft, John Shovel, Eric Kennedy, and Miranda Kennedy and by two great-grandchildren; Wesley Dafft and Nicholas Shovel.  He is also survived by two step-children; Jim Barker of North Carolina and Shelly Barker of Kentucky, as well as three step-grandchildren; Byranna Barker, Nick Harvey, and James Barker.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister; Virginia Kichton.

A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life for John C. “Jack” Davidson will be held privately at Krise Funeral Home.

Livestreaming of the service will be available Tuesday at 1:00 PM.

Interment will be in St. Leo’s Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at www.krisefuneralhome.com

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What a great friend and neighbor! Jack had a way of brighening the day with his smile and a chat. I count it a blessing to call him friend. Miss you Jack!

Tim Miles Jul 6 2021 12:00 AM

Tammy and family: Please know that you and your family have our deepest sympathy. I remember all of the "great" times that we had hanging out at your house and your dad always having something to say to us. (Usually it was because the two of us were up to NO good! LOL!) Take Care and know we are thinking of you and the rest of the family!

Ron, Judy & Kaitly

Judith L Wendel Jul 6 2021 12:00 AM

I was Jacks secretary for many years at Airco/SGL. He was a wonderful man to work with. Always kind and considerate. My condolences to Vicky and his daughters.
Valerie Kelly

Valerie Kelly Jul 6 2021 12:00 AM

Jack was the best neighbor one could have.... always had a smile, a kind word, and was willing to give a helping hand. I will miss him. My prayers are with you, Vicky, and your family.

Jan Litchfield Jul 6 2021 12:00 AM

I was Jacks secretary for many years at Airco/SGL. He was a wonderful man to work with. Always kind and considerate. My condolences to Vicky and his daughters.Valerie Kelly

Valerie Kelly Jul 6 2021 12:00 AM

Tammy and family: Please know that you and your family have our deepest sympathy. I remember all of the "great" times that we had hanging out at your house and your dad always having something to say to us. (Usually it was because the two of us were up to NO good! LOL!) Take Care and know we are thinking of you and the rest of the family!Ron, Judy & Kaitly

Judith L Wendel Jul 6 2021 12:00 AM

My husband John, and I lived next door to Jack and Vicky for the past 3 1/2 years. Jack and I were both early morning walkers so I got to know Jack by our morning conversations which were mostly me asking for advice on Florida plants and their care. I remember asking Jack about what palms trees we should plant in our yard. He gave me three engineering books to help me make a choice! After about four days trying to make sense of these very technical volumes,I instead asked for the common names of his palm trees. We will always think of Jack when we look at our three new palm trees.

Judy and John Canney Jul 5 2021 12:00 AM

Jack had already walked and was well into his projects for the day long before I had my first cup of coffee. I loved his zest to get things done (perfectly). He reminded me so much of my Dad. Age did not slow him down. A smile for everyone, oh how he will be missed. Love and prayers to Vicky and the family.

Diane Miles Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

We all loved you so much Dad! Will always remember all the great times that we had. Miss you like crazy!

Tammy Kennedy Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

My condolences Tammy

David Decker Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM