Sheira died March 22, 2023, of pneumonia, complicated by multiple sclerosis, with which she had been diagnosed in 1987. 

Cheryl, as she was then known, came to Princeton as a graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh. At Princeton, she majored in history, and then earned an MBA from Harvard. 

Upon her marriage in October 1989 to Elihu Davison, she decided to retain her surname but change her first name to “Sheira,” which means “song” in Hebrew. Sheira and Elihu lived for many years in Morristown, N.J., relocating in 2019 to Naples, Fla.

Sheira’s career was spent on new communication technologies, including online home and business information/transaction services — fields that she helped pioneer. She worked for several years at AT&T and later was an independent consultant. An active Princeton volunteer in northern New Jersey for both the ASC and the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, she was also board president for Morris County Head Start. 

The effects of multiple sclerosis limited Sheira’s mobility and balance in recent years. Nevertheless, she faced her situation with dignity, courage, and a memorable happy smile. In addition to Elihu, she is survived by her mother and her sisters. We join them in sadness.

Undergraduate Class of 1975