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Edward "Ned" Davitt

Obituary for Edward "Ned" Davitt

September 18, 1936 - January 2, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 80


Edward (Ned) Davitt, 80, died Monday, January 2, 2017, surrounded by loved-ones.

He leaves three daughters, Lynn Beadle, Kathy Morrissey and Amy Davitt; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and a loving companion, Iris Braymen. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Davitt and his two sons, Patrick and Michael Davitt.

Ned was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on September 18, 1936, to Henry and Frances Davitt. He married his wife of 50 years, Margaret (Mickey) on June 14, 1958. They raised their five children in Iowa City before moving to San Antonio, Texas in 1985.

Ned was innovative, hard-working and a self-starter. His first job was delivering the morning paper as a boy. Ned made history working for National Computer Systems, where he paved the way for printing standardized tests. You can thank him for the bubble tests in school!

Ned served others and showed his love by being "Mr. Fix It." He replaced broken showerheads at his favorite gym, would never let his daughters and granddaughters drive a car that needed servicing, and completed all home repairs himself. Ned also had a delightful sense of humor. He would hide the guy's underwear at the gym while they were working out, wore funny hats and disguises to make his grandchildren laugh, and always had a joke or silly story to share.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 10:00 AM at Holy Spirit Church, 8134 Blanco Road, San Antonio, TX 78216.

The service will conclude at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scott A. Freund Memorial Foundation, 11403 Jones-Maltsberger, San Antonio, TX 78216.

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  • Scott A. Freund Memorial Foundation
    11403 Jones Maltsberger
    San Antonio, TX 78216

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Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
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