James Edward Dawson


West Walworth NY:  Age 70, passed away peacefully in his home in West Walworth on Friday, February 26, 2016 at the age of 70.  Jim grew up in Bath, NY. He graduated from Haverling High School and after High School; he joined the United States Air Force in 1966 and served his country for 4 years. Jim and Carolyn met and were married in Fort Worth, Texas on August 9, 1969. He was honorably discharged in 1970 achieving the rank of Sergeant. Jim began work for United Parcel Service (UPS) in 1970 where he worked for 31 years until his retirement in 2001. Jim enjoyed sports, especially bowling, as well as softball, basketball, golf, and spending time with his family.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn, of 47 years; his three daughters Christine (Paul) Cruso, Connie Dawson, and Catherine Sweeney and her companion, Bruce Williams; five grandchildren Alycia, Raven, Jacob, Grace, and Bruce Jr.; 2 brothers, David (Vicki) Dawson and Ronald Dawson; and his many other beloved family and friends.  Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Gertrude Dawson, as well as his brother, Robert Dawson, and his sister, Carol Dawson.

For his daughters and grandchildren, he leaves behind “The Ode to the Pelican”:

The most extraordinary bird is the Pelican.

His beak holds more than his belly can.

He can hold more in his beak enough food for a week,

And I don’t know how the Helican.

Services Private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620 or online at http://www.alz.org/rochesterny/in_my_community_donate.asp

7 Condolences

  1. Becky Thompson on March 4, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    To be able to celebrate a great life is so important. Remember the joy that he brought to your life and know that he will be waiting for You to contInue to share that with You all again one day. God bless. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Catherine Dawson, Bruce Williams and children on March 4, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Dad, a week ago you were taken from us way to soon. I love you and miss you every single day. I think of you every second! For the 2 of my older children, I know they are better people because you were in their life, for my youngin, he will miss out on knowing, growing and playing with a wonderful role model. I love you Dad, you will never be forgotten.

  3. Rob Hoage on March 4, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Deepest condolences to all of you. I wish I had gotten to meet him sooner. From everything I have heard of him he was an outstanding man. Call if you need anything at all.

  4. Wendy Kwiatkowski on March 5, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Connie my condolences go out to you and your family.
    Blessings be apon the whole family in this time.
    Your father’s legacy is the wonderful family that honors him.

  5. Mary Smith Felton on March 5, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    So sorry for your loss, I know he will be missed, I haven’t seen any of the family in years but have tried to keep up with some, wish I could be there, but know I am in thought and with prayers,

  6. Anne & Tom Perry on March 7, 2016 at 10:47 am

    So sad to hear of this great loss. We knew Jim mostly as Raven’s grandpa and Connie’s dad. We’ll always remember how sweet he was with Raven when she was little and he called her ‘Peaches’. We hope that everyone in the family has many happy memories and can find peace in the coming days and years. We send our love.

  7. Nikki on November 25, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Thanks for spending time on the computer (wtiring) so others don’t have to.

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