William “John” Davidson

1939 - 2021



Bill (John William) Davidson, age 82, of Bridgeport NY, passed away March 22nd, 2021, at Crouse Hospital due to complications arising from his battle with cancer.

Bill was born March 17th, 1939 in Oil City PA. After graduating High School, Bill served in the Army before joining Burroughs Corporation.  He had a highly successful 25 year career as a sales manager selling Mainframe Computer throughout western Pennsylvania and upstate New York.  In his spare time, Bill had a passion for carpentry and his shop and projects rivaled today’s home improvement shows. He also enjoyed boating and spending time with his family.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Osborn, sister Carlene Hills, three children, Tracy, Stephen, Kelly, their spouses, and four grandchildren, Taylor, Jacob, Anna &Elise. 

No services will be held. The family asks in leu of flowers that donations be made to the American Cancer Society at

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Frank Scicchitano

April 11, 2021 11:04 AM


I am so sorry to hear about Bill. I always had the deepest respect for his integrity as well as his demeanor and professionalism. My only regret is that I never had the opportunity to work with him. Great guy.

You are both in my prayers

Frank Scicchitano

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