We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Pike Creek
Edward Leroy Davidson Jr., 82, of Centerville, Delaware passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 30th, 2022 surrounded by his wife and daughters. Born in Chester County, Pennsylvania on June 16th, 1940, he was the son of the late Edward L. and Frances (McCoury) Davidson.
Ed honorably served our country in the United States Navy and attended Goldey-Beacom College. He began a career in Property Management in 1964 performing sales and leasing duties for E.S. Hickman Company. He began teaching Property Management courses in 1972 at Brandywine College. He then went on to become a Vice President/Director of Property Management for Gilpin, Van Trump & Montgomery and then Robino-Ladd Company. In 1975, with partners and private investors, he created Mid-Atlantic Realty Company. Under this umbrella, they went on to purchase and manage a host of multi-family real estate assets throughout Delaware and Maryland. He expanded his personal portfolio to include assets in Florida and the Virgin Islands. Ed was known as a real estate industry leader and mentor to many employing hundreds of people over his impressive career.
Ed is preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Martha Davidson. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Cloutier; his daughters Susanne Jarome (Daniel Parncutt) and Dr. Kimberly Davidson (Carl Egbert); his grandchildren, Emily and Zachary Jarome, and Sloane Egbert. He is also survived by a loving blended family of additional bonus children and grandchildren that he adored: Julie Stedman (Daniel), Steven Marker, Christopher, Thomas and Bethany Cloutier, Joshua, Matthew, Ally and Heather Stedman, as well as his sisters, Brenda Steel, June Graff and Gail Calvarese.
Family and friends are invited to the visitation at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Rd Greenville on Friday, August 5th from 9-10:30AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30AM, immediately following by burial in the parish cemetery.