Funeral services for William L. Dawson, age 82, of River Rd., Ogdensburg, will be held on Saturday (March 28, 2009) at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. Terry LaValley officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in the spring. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Frary Funeral Home. Mr. Dawson passed away Wednesday evening (March 25, 2009) at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Dawson is survived by his wife, Marion; two daughters, Connie Brown and her
husband, Douglas, of California, and Jane King and her husband, Robert, of
Ogdensburg; five grandchildren, Pamela and her husband, Carey, of Clearwater
Beach, FL, James Dawson Brown and his wife, Molly, of Darien, CT, Katie Ann
King, of Bloomsburg, PA, and Ashleigh Marie King and Michael George King, of
Ogdensburg; five great grandchildren, Reilly Patrick Rowan and Hudson Brown
Rowan of Tampa, FL, Dawson James Brown and Julia Mary Brown, of Darien, CT, and
Sloan Kelly Rowan, of Clearwater Beach, FL; two brothers, Charles Bernard
Dawson and his wife, Arleen, of Flagstaff, Ariz. and Kenneth Duane Dawson, of
Ogdensburg; one sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Natalie) Sheets, of Waddington; and several
nieces and nephews. Mr. Dawson was predeceased by three children in infancy.
Dawson was born on April 19, 1926 in Malone, NY, the son of William and Dorothy
Foote Dawson. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy. He served in the U.S.
Marine Corps for three years. He married Marion Hollis on October 28, 1978. The marriage was blessed by
Father Wright in 1986.
Dawson’s working career started with Bond Bread business, Carrier Corporation
in Syracuse, Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge, St. Lawrence Seaway,
Niagara Falls Power Project and St. Lawrence Gas where he retired as Supervisor
of Operations after 27 years of service. Mr. Dawson was a lifetime member of
the V.F.W. Post 2936. He served on the Ogdensburg City Council in 1977. He was
president of the Ogdensburg Lions Club from 1986-1987 and received the Lion of
the Year Award in 1987-1988. Mr. Dawson was also a member of the St. Lawrence
County Republican Party.
may be made in his memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence