John D. Dawson

DAWSON, John D., 84, of Dillonvale, OH, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

John was born Aug. 14, 1928, in New Alexandria, OH, son of the late Dwight and Catherine Ross Dawson.

John retired from AEP where he worked as an engineer for 25 years. He also enjoyed operating his family farm for many years. He was a member of the Pine Valley Sportsman’s Club, and an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Carol (Carpenter) Dawson, who passed in 2004; his son-in-law, Dean Winland; two sisters; and one brother.

Surviving are his children, Pamela Winland of Moundsville, WV; Douglas (Cynthia) Dawson of Winfield, WV; and Rick Dawson of the family home; four grandchildren, Tammy Jeffries, Courtney Allen, Grant Dawson and Lindsay Cooper; four great- grand children; and his brother, Scott (Peg) Dawson of New Alexandria, OH.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday February 20, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home, Inc., 107 Hill St. Smithfield, OH, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. Rev. Wilford Simeral will provide John’s service, and burial will follow in New Alexandria Cemetery.

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