Donald (Shelly) Dawson Class 1943

Branch of service U. S. Navy during WWII. aboard the USS Arkansas.
Entered service
Birth 9/6/1924
Died 2/2/2000
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 Arkansas.
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. Dawson.
     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