Donald Dawson

Obituary of Donald B. Dawson

Dawson, Donald Bruce age 72, died on May 11, 2020 at Glen Cove Northwell hospital in Glen Cove, NY. He was born January 25, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY to Robert and Rita (McEvoy) Dawson. After graduating from Regis High School in Manhattan, he attended Siena College in Loudonville, NY where he received a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and French. Don was a U.S. Army veteran and served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Intelligence division during the Vietnam War. Upon returning to New York, he began his career at the New York State Office of Professional Discipline, ultimately rising to Director of Investigations before retiring in June of 2019. Don's razor-sharp wit and dry sense of humor always brought smiles and laughter to those around him. He was an avid sports fan and some of his favorite moments were spent watching his beloved NY Mets and Rangers with his daughter Shannon. He was a devout parishioner of St. Mary's, R.C. church in Roslyn, NY and an active member and past Grand Knight of the John W. Mackay Council of the Knights of Columbus He is survived by his loving wife of almost thirty years, Moira, daughter Shannon, brother Robert, sister- in- law Charlene, nephews Colin, Sean, Robert, Patrick, Garrett, Will, Liam, Luke and nieces Erin, Moira, Meghan, Charlotte, Caroline and Grace. The family will greet friends and others whose lives Don touched at the Whitting Funeral Home 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head, NY 11545 www.whitting.com on Thursday, May 14th between the hours of 9:00 and 11:00am. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, a maximum of ten people will be allowed in the building at a time, with social distancing rules in effect.
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Thursday
14
May

Visiting

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Whitting Funeral Home
300 Glen Cove Ave.
Glen Head, New York, United States
516-671-0807
Thursday
14
May

Blessing

11:30 am
Thursday, May 14, 2020
St. Mary's
110 Bryant Ave.
Roslyn, New York, United States
516-621-2222
Thursday
14
May

Burial

12:00 pm
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Holy Rood Cemetery
111 Old Country Rd.
Westbury, New York, United States
516-334-7990
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