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Ruth Younger Davidson

March 8, 1937 February 8, 2017
Ruth Younger Davidson
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Ruth Younger Davidson, 79, of Pottsville, fulfilled her belief of “absent from the body, present with the Lord” on Wednesday, February 8th in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill, East Norwegian St., Pottsville.

Born on March 8, 1937, in Mountaintop, PA, she was the daughter of the late Mary Emma (Goodman) and Rev. James Younger.

She received her Bachelor degree from Wilkes College in English and her Masters degree from Glassboro College, now known as Rowan University, in the teaching of the arts in English.

Ruth was an instructor of writing composition at Penn State Schuylkill Campus for 22 years, retiring in 2001.

She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, Pottsville, where she was a Sunday School teacher and sang in the choir.

Ruth was a very active member of the Pottsville Community and belonged to the following organizations: Yorkville PTA; Little League Mothers Boosters; Shadetree Commission; Henry Clay Statue Commission, and past President of Torray, which was at that time the Women’s Rotary Club.

Her greatest joys were studying the Bible and conducting various Bible studies and also, painting, especially flowers.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by a brother, John Younger.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Dr. William R. Davidson, to whom she was married 56 years; daughters, Mary Ella Hallick, wife of Brian, of Pottsville; Deborah Ruth Orlowsky, wife of William, of Pottsville; son, James Kelly Davidson, husband of Linda, of Allentown; grandchildren: Bradley Davidson Hallick; Meghan Ruth Hallick; Alyssa Brianna Davidson; and Aaron James Davidson; sister, Dorcas Koenigsberger, widow of Dr. M. Richard Koenigsberger, of Demarest, NJ; brother, Dr. Paul Younger, husband of Cathy Hird Younger, of Ontario, Canada; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 13th at 11:00 a.m. at United Presbyterian Church, 214 Mahantongo St., Pottsville with Rev. Sue Marie Vaskette officiating. A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 12th from 6-8:00 p.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville and on Monday morning from 10:00 a.m. until time of service in the church.

Interment will take place on Tuesday in Neath Cemetery, Neath, PA. The procession will be leaving the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. The public is welcome.

The family request that contributions in Ruth’s memory be sent to: Child Evangelism Fellowship of Schuylkill County, 711 Deep Creek Rd., Hegins, PA 17938 and United Presbyterian Church of Pottsville, 214 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com.

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