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Ellsworth R. "Shorty" Davison, Jr.

April 4, 1940 ~ May 2, 2018 (age 78)

Ellsworth R. “Shorty” Davison, Jr., age 78, of Saxonburg, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Bradenton, FL.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 4, 1940, he was the son of the late Ellsworth R. and Irene Cleger Davison, Sr.

Shorty was a Shop Superintendent for Butler Fabricating.  He and his wife, Shirley had owned and operated Davison’s Family Restaurant in Mars and Saxonburg/Sarver.

Surviving are two daughters, Lori Olsen (Brian) of Venice, FL., and Lynn Chiaramonte (Roy) of Gibsonia, a son, Larry Davison (Janice) of Sarasota, FL., two step-daughters, Barbara Iman (Craig) of Cranberry Twp., and Michele Walker of Saxonburg, a step-son, John Boreland of Mars, 12 grandchildren,  4 great grandchildren and two sisters, Helen Dunbar of Saxonburg and Shirley Abt (John) of Gibsonia, and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley L. Martz Davison, who died on August 28, 2008, and by a sister, Irene Steinke and a brother, James Davison.

Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Monday from 4-7 PM. Services will follow at 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mars Cemetery, Adams Twp., PA. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 2403 Sidney St. #230, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.  Directions and condolences are available at


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