Rita Gross Davidson, a retired executive of a local Ford auto dealership, died of a respiratory condition Tuesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Lutherville resident was 86.
Born Rita Gross in Baltimore, she was the daughter of William H. Gross, a purchasing agent, and Delia Elback Gross.
She lived on Riverside Avenue and later Windemere Avenue and attended Our Lady Star of the Sea and St. Bernard schools. She was a 1947 Seton High School graduate.
While at Seton, she ice skated and was goalie on an ice hockey team. She was also a member of an ice dancing team, and met her future husband, Robert G. Davidson Jr., on the artificial ice at the old Sports Centre on North...