William E. Dawson, 85, of Brown Road, North Sewickley Twp. passed away on Sunday, December 07, 2014 at the Ellwood City Hospital. Born in McKeesport, PA on November 2, 1929, William was the son of the late Joseph Franklin and Martha O. Harrison Dawson. William worked as a machinist at the Aetna Standard for 34 years and then later at Herr Voss. After he retired, William worked at Camp Kon-O-Kwee in Fombell as the maintenance director, a job he enjoyed very much. William also enjoyed camping, riding motorcycles and traveling with his wife. William is survived by his wife, the former Bonnie V. Butler whom he married on August 12, 1949, three children and their spouses; William E. and Mary Dawson of Poland, OH, Betty Joanne and John Krestel of Ellwood City, Robert and Anne Dawson of Ellwood City, two grandchildren, a step-grandchild, three sisters; Martha Johnson of New Castle, Evelyn Lauten of Fombell, Lois Syphrit of Ellwood City and a brother, Glen Dawson of Fitsburg, MA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Dawson. Friends will be received on Wednesday, December 10th from 3:00 pm until the time of the memorial service at 5:00 pm at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in his name to Camp Kon-O-Kwee, 126 Nagel Rd., Fombell, PA 16123.
Bill was 1 of the "good guys". He had a great sense of humor & would do anything in the world for you. I always enjoyed our talks at the home where his wife & my mother were at. He will be missed. Godspeed Bill.
DEAREST BOB AND ANNE AND FAMILY--MY HEART IS VERY SAD AT THIS TIME ON THE LOSS OF YOUR SPECIAL LOVED ONE-MAY GOD HOLD ALL OF YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HANDS AND JUST KNOW YOU ARE LOVED BY SO MANY INCLUDING ME AND THE THALMANN FAMILY--UNTIL I SEE YOU-YOU ARE IN MY HEART.
Marie (Nocera) Harper
I'm so sorry for your loss. I got to know Bill and Bonnie when I would visit my mother-in-law, Norma Harper, at Evergreen. I will always think of them fondly. Please let Bonnie know that I am thinking of her.
Even while camping in the rain at Cassidy's at Lake Erie, my Uncle Bill was always ready with a quick and bemused smile hinting that he knew a bit more about the situation than you thought he did. Thanks to Uncle Bill for your patience with the Lambretta Scooter. Two wheels and 150cc's of freedom for a 16 year old. You were even good enough to fix it without commentary when I "tuned it up". You'll assuredly be missed, even from Texas.
Bill & Cathy Krestel
We are so sorry to hear of His passing. Please know that you all are in our prayers. May God comfort you and hold you all in His arms throughout this difficult time.
My deepest condolences to the Dawson family. My mother, Luann Shuster Francis, passed away 40 years ago; she and Bonnie were cousins and best of friends ... I pray for God's comfort in this sad time, Bonnie. Bill will be loved and remembered. God bless you all. Anne, please give Bonnie a hug from me. Love, Dan
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