Donald (Shelly) Dawson Class 1943
of service U. S. Navy
during WWII. aboard the USS Arkansas.
Buried Mt Olivet cemetery, Lovettsville, VA
As originally published on Thursday, February 3, 2000.
Mr. Donald William "Shelly" Dawson Sr., 75, of 6409A Weatherby Court,
Frederick, formerly of Brunswick, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
He was the husband of the late Mildred Marino Painter Dawson.
Born Sept. 6, 1924, in Brunswick, he was a son of the late Thomas William and
Della Mae Grams Dawson.
Mr. Dawson was a retired owner and operator of Dawson's TV & Appliances and
Shelly's Cleaners, both of Brunswick.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Moose Lodge 1582, and Steadman-Keenan
American Legion Post 96, all of Brunswick.
He was a 1943 graduate of Brunswick High School.
He served as president of the Brunswick Little League for 17 years and was a
former Brunswick city councilman.
Mr. Dawson was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS
Surviving are two daughters, Donna Poffinberger of Jefferson, and Pamela Keeling
and husband Pat of Knoxville; one son, Donald W. Dawson Jr. of Frederick; two sisters, Marion
McGuinn of Randallstown, and Kathleen Malooley of Hanover, Pa.; one uncle, Beverly Dawson of
Mount Jackson, Va.; nine grandchildren, Jeffrey Poffinberger of Costa Rica, Jennifer Rosenbaum
and husband Jason of Frederick, Jay Poffinberger of Jefferson, Shelley McLane, Charlie McLane,
Willie McLane and Chiara Keeling, all of Knoxville, Shawn McLane of Philadelphia, Pa., and
Ignacio Keeling and wife Jennifer of Raleigh, N.C.
Mr. Dawson was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman Lee Dawson and Robert E.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at John T.
Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick. The funeral home will be open from 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at First United Methodist
Church, Brunswick, with the Rev. Clark D. Carr officiating.
Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Lovettsville, Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box
217, Brunswick, Md. 21716