Clara “Toots” (Near) Davidson – Frankfort Springs Boro
Clara was born September 7, 1931 at her family home in Hopewell, PA to the late Paul and Clara (Peoples) Near.
For many years, Clara was a hairdresser out of her home in Hanover Township. Later, Clara and her family established the family business, County Line Restaurant, in 1984.
In addition to her parents, Clara was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Thomas “Red” Davidson, son Thomas James Davidson III, and sister Ruth (Near) McNutt. Upon her husband’s passing, her grandson Adam Davidson and dear friend Joseph Samu shared her home and provided support.
She is survived by her son Paul Davidson and his wife Pamela (Beal), sister Naomi “Perts” (Near) Falcocchio and her husband Bill, and daughter-in-law Coleen (Kalamasz) Davidson. She also leaves behind grandchildren Lori (Davidson) Thomson (Kreg Ertman), Benjamin Davidson and his wife Casey (Dean), Adam Davidson (Elaina Vaughan), Caroline (Davidson) Campbell, and Jessica Davidson (Gregory “Chip” Jones), in addition to great-grandchildren Jordan Thomson, Emily Davidson, Juliaunna Campbell, Carly Campbell, and Jamison Jones, as well as one great-great-grandson, Kaeden Smith. Also surviving are Kathie Antonetti and her husband John, and their children Julie (Jake Fulton) and Brian Antonetti. Dear friends also include Jim Uranker, Maxine Mercer, and Mary Anne and Donna Young.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity. Professional service provided by the MCCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, Pa. 15050.