Obituary of John (Jack) Davidson Jr.
John (Jack) Davidson Jr. 96 of Princeton passed away on Monday December 2nd, 2019 peacefully at his daughter’s home in Hamilton Square, NJ.
Born in Princeton, Jack was a lifetime Princetonian. He graduated from Princeton High School in 1941. Shortly thereafter he was drafted into the Army Air Corp and was deployed to the Pacific Theatre on the island of Saipan. He served in the 500th Bombardment Group, 73rd Bomb Wing, 21st Bomber Company, 20th Air Corps until the war ended in 1945. After being honorably discharged, he put in 35 years of service in the Princeton Post Office and simultaneously completed 30 years of service as a part of Princeton Special Police. He then put in 10 years of driving a school bus for Princeton Public Schools, retiring finally at age 70.
Jack enjoyed travelling the USA, hunting, Sunday football games, camping, and spending time as a member of Princeton Elks Lodge #2129. But most of all he was known for spinning tales from his early years in Princeton or recounting his favorite stories about his time spent in the military sharing his unbridled passion for the B-29 Superfortress. He educated many about the “Greatest Generation’s” contribution in WWII.
Jack is predeceased by his parents John Sr and Mildred (nee Zundel) Davidson and is survived by his wife of 62 years Carol, (nee Sabino) daughter Kim (Robert Rubin) and his beloved grandchildren James Simone and Kenneth Rubin.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Princeton Elks Charitable Trust, P.O. Box 217, Blawenburg, NJ 08504. Visitation for family and friends will be held Sunday December 8, 2019 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM and Monday December 9, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Mather Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave, Princeton, NJ 08542 with funeral services at 12:00 PM Monday. Interment will follow at Princeton Cemetery on 29 Greenview Ave, Princeton, NJ 08542.
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