Thomas Davidson

Obituary of Thomas Davidson

Thomas Davidson of Stanhope, NJ passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 69 years old. Tom was born on October 14, 1950 in Red Bank, New Jersey to the late George and the late Catherine (Markey) Davidson. Mr. Davidson was a diesel mechanic employed by Napp-Grecco in Newark, NJ and a proud member of Local Union #825. Tom was a longtime resident of Stanhope NJ and enjoyed hotrods, diesel trucks and collecting and restoring gas pumps but most importantly, he loved spending time with his loving family and many friends. Tom was known for his infectious smile, and lighting up those around him with his positive energy. He was grateful for everyday God gave him and he felt blessed for his family and enjoyed their company at many family parties. Tom drew people in with his beautiful blue eyes and a great sense of humor. He loved listening to Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Johnny Mathis. Tom had a passion for his "toys" – his motors and gas pumps, he also enjoyed watching NASCAR and bike riding in Lancaster or Newport with his beloved wife. Tom is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Dara, his son, Thomas, his daughters, Nichole Rice (Jim) and Danielle Davidson, his cherished grandchildren; Katrina and Jimmy, his siblings; Kathy (Tony), Skip (Jackie), Michael (Terry), Jim (Jayne), Paul (Therese) and Chris and too many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends to mention. Tom's Life Celebration Services will include a visitation on Thursday, February 20th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home, 150 Landing Road, Landing, NJ. There will be a Funeral Mass offered at 10:15 am on Friday, February 21st at Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church, 204 Espanong Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ. Tom will be laid to rest at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, NJ. All services are entrusted to the Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home of Landing, NJ. For memorial donations, please consider Tom's GoFundMe Page utilizing the direct link in the left hand column of this page.
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