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Donald Edward Dawson

February 6, 1937 — October 9, 2018

Donald Edward Dawson, 81, of Hagerstown, passed away, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born February 6, 1937 in Takoma Park, Maryland he was the son of the late, Merrill E. and Florence J. (Roberts) Dawson. In addition to his parents he also was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Dawson and a sister, Marjorie Woodruff.

Mr. Dawson retired in 1999 with 44 years of service as a shipping and receiving specialist with the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

He was a member of the Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church. A former volunteer fire fighter for the Takoma Park Fire Department. He was an avid train enthusiast, collecting train memorabilia and he loved gardening, working in his yard, boating and water skiing on the Chesapeake Bay.

Mr. Dawson is survived by his loving wife, Barbara L. Dawson; three children, Eddie Dawson of West Virginia, Bill Dawson and his wife, Tammy of Hagerstown and Susan Harsh and her husband, Ben of Hagerstown; one sister, Shirley Reading of Hagerstown; four grandchildren, Cody Dawson, Hayden Harsh, Abbey Harsh and Matthew Dawson; several nieces and nephews including, Christopher Taylor.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown with Pastor Roger Larsen officiating.

Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the funeral home on Sunday from 4-7 P.M.
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