Marion Davis, daughter of the late Rabbi Abraham Cronbach of HUC, passed away June 10, 2018, in Wichita, Kan. Rabbis JayR Davis and Michael Davis, her sons, officiated at the June 14 service in Cranston, RI.
“As the daughter, wife and mother of rabbis, Marion was a living example of an eshet chayil, a woman of valor, who exemplifies the human and ethical values of Judaism,” her family said.
Born on Aug. 27, 1923, in New York, NY, Mrs. Davis was raised in Cleveland, where her father was a professor at HUC.
The only child of Rabbi Cronbach and Rose Cronbach, Mrs. Davis was educated at University School in Cincinnati, Franklin Jr. College in Massachusetts and the Cincinnati Art Museum School of Fine Arts.
She married Maurice Davis, then a student at HUC, in 1944.
Whether her husband was serving congregations in Cleveland, Lexington, Ky., Indianapolis or White Plains, NY, Mrs. Davis taught arts and crafts in each city.
She served on the boards of National Council of Jewish Women, Temple sisterhoods, taught religious school and also volunteered as an occupational therapist at multiple hospitals.
Rabbi Davis passed away on Dec. 14, 1993.
Mrs. Davis is survived by her sons Rabbi JayR (Hedvah) Davis of Boulder and Rabbi Michael Davis of Wichita; grandchildren Talia (Daniel) Haykin, Denver; Ronin, NYC; Ben, Wichita; Zahava, Denver; Jonathan and Miriam Davis, Wichita; and great-grandchildren David and Eva Haykin of Denver.
Contributions may be made to the Rabbi Maurice Davis Confirmation Class Fund, Congregation Kol Ami, 252 Soundview Ave., White Plains, NY 10606.
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